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Inspirational or a waste of precious slacking-off time? I once went on a buzzword bingo-laden training course which ended up with my being held at gunpoint in public. Could have gone better, to be honest. Tell us your tales from either side of the lectern

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:01)
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To open our grand away day, a few years back. It was a new CEO and he was well up for it - an opportunity to rally the troops and share his vision for how to save the struggling company.

At the end of his 45 minute speech, he invites questions. First question is from an old-timer who's worked there for years:

"I've been here for twenty years. In the last six, there have been five CEOs. All of them said pretty much exactly what you've just said. They all got sacked. What do you think about that?"

Oh, how we laughed. With that, and with two free pints each in the hotel bar after, I think it might have been my favourite ever training thingie.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:45, 2 replies)
I've been here 2.5 years (first 'proper' job).
I could tell by my colleagues reaction to a post new ceo re-brand when I just started it meant nothing but a change in stationary to the majority of us.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:51, closed)
After a similar speech by the new big boss,
he left us to ponder on his wisdom and the manager asked us what we thought.
Mumbles, nothing much really.Everyone wants to go home now.
"Mark!" he said, singling out the new guy, "what about you, what do you think'
Mark, with not a hint of a grin replied "Well, I was hoping to finish on time and go home for a wank, and I still wish I had"
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 17:04, closed)

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