Wearing it On Your Sleeve

I know that companies in the UK now have mission statements and corporate value statements. I was still more than a little surprised to see employees of a company here with the corporate values embroidered on the sleeves of their work-shirts. I also thought the stated “Honesty, Integrity, Seeking Knowledge” more appropriate for a medical centre than the chain of casual dinning restaurants in which I saw it. Red Robin (Who for my UK readers are like TGI Friday)  staff wear polo shirts with this sentiment and the final line “Having Fun” on their sleeves. It seemed very odd and out of context, but then I have always doubted the veracity of mission statements; all companies are really motivated by doing what is best for the executives no matter the high sounding, empty, phrases on their wall. I think that if burger restaurants wish to have slogans of this ilk, they should go for a more honest approach “Do you want fries with that?” or “Delivering your daily fat needs on a single plate?”

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Published in: on 26 January, 2009 at 7:33  Comments (2)  

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  1. funny…

  2. Perhaps a reminder, too, on your receipt: Don’t forget to make an appointment with your cardiologist.


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