Monday, 5 October 2015

You've got to hand it to the Kermits ...

I know it's not right, but you've got the grant the Kermits a measure of respect for their utter disregard of corporate guidelines on the inappropriate-touching thing and on maintaining an appropriate personal distance. Whilst in the UK we struggle to remember if it's OK to touch a woman's elbow or if anything above the wrist is a corporate no-go zone, or if you can squeeze a queer colleague's shoulder without being brought up on a disciplinary, the Kermits are never slow to display their wonderful uninhibited and tactile Kermitness.

So when these two HR muppets turned up at a workforce meeting to explain in corporate-speak why the firm needed to downsize and outsource, the reaction was typically .... Gallic



2 comments:

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

The rattle of the tumbrels and the doppler sound of a sliding big knife forever haunts the French "upper classes"....

They certainly have a bit of blind panic going on there.

Should've done it by email / text message.

Anon 2 said...

Ha ha. 'Touching' is for amateurs, Raedwald! We know the frogules are sophisticated leaders in propagating the HUGGING epidemic, and devout francophiles, like Yanks, grow ever-hypocritical about it. Corporates force token anti-harassment classes on all employees, but managers (usually female, these days) ignore the law and require hugs at all meetings, etc. Those daring to refuse are labelled 'cold', and that's for starters... Sound familiar?

In the present haptic extremity, I applaud GtFPT's observation. Pace N. Sinatra, I'd add 'hate is hate and frogs ain't been late yet.' I hope they're once more setting a trend in revolutionary style.

And surely it's interesting that the euSSR seems not to help, even through the union of AF and KLM -- to say nothing of the hodge-podge of other airlines in the pots and pies. I'd really love it if we could one day wrest BA back from the spaniards.