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4 March 2012 - 6:27pm
There is nothing like a barrage of puns to make the new guy feel welcome.
Poor Josh - our new Director of Human Resources Management; he had no idea what he was stepping in when he explained to me that he wanted to hold a pair of open Job Fairs.
Too late, Josh. Little did he know his little slip of the tongue - using the phrase traditionally employed in the entertainment industry - would create an afternoon full of emailed puns.
I started it, I take full blame/credit. My first email had the following subject line: Moooooo!
Okay, now that we’re holding a “cattle call,” you know you’ve set yourself up for every bovine pun in the book, right?
And, as the wife of a dairy farmer, I know how to milk it …
How does this sound:
1. Update website with new info - Paula
2. News release (to go out on Sunday for Monday morning news) - Paula
3. Social media push - Paula
4. E-newsletter - Nathan
5. Announcement to schools - Josh
6. Communication with staff (especially Call Center and others who hear from the public) – Josh
Okay, now that I’ve run this past-your-eyes (pasteurized, get it?!), if it looks good, I’ll get you the verbiage for approval by tomorrow.
Admit it. That was pretty good. Udderly fantastic, actually.
Here are the responses:
HR Josh: Moooy Bien
GM Matt: Oh brother. I think you all need to be put out to pasture.
Me: Insult us all you want, GM – we’ll just skim over it.
Communications Nathan: Seriously, let’s not try to make this about the calves and calve-nots.
Matt: This is EXACTLY why milk makes me nauseous.
Me: Yes, Matt … but you’re part of the 2%.
Matt got the last word (he usually does, being the boss and all): That’s it. You are all fired.
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