This article about pamphlets Northwest Airlines gave to their unstable work force actually made me guffaw. Prior to this, I didn’t even know it was possible to guffaw–I thought it was just a term writers used.
Evil HR Lady is Evil, but even so, she is not this evil. Someone should stop worrying about dress codes and whether open toed shoes are allowed in an office environment and read pamphlets before they are handed out.
Not that they aren’t good hints–Heaven knows the neighbor’s trash is your treasure–but someone should have said, “This lets everyone know that Northwest is aware that we either aren’t paying their employees enough or that Northwest is going to be firing people.” Either way, bad, bad idea. They should have asked the Evil HR Lady for advice first