23 August 2005

true story

a company which shall remain nameless on this blog once had a local office that they acquired in a buyout of another company. One of their new employees in the local office sent them a suggestion on how to save money by doing things a little differently. They rewarded said employee by giving him a case of soda. The employee, encouraged by the company to give them cost-saving suggestions, made another. He was reprimanded for the second suggestion.

His second suggestion? Have the soda bought locally when someone was being rewarded, instead of shipping it air-freight from the company headquarters half-way across the country.

Goe, heard about this second-hand.

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