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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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Health and Safety Day
A company I used to work for thought Health and Safety was the absolute top priority most important thing in the world, and to reinforce that fact we were going to have a Health and Safety day to promote Health and Safety.

But not, y'know, in work hours, or anything, because, hey, we have to make a profit, right? I mean, PRIORITIES, people.

So Health and Safety Day to promote Health and Safety was scheduled for a Saturday, and everyone HAD to come in, unpaid, and do various tedious bollocks on the theme of Health and Safety. I've no idea what most of it was, because thankfully I had a completely watertight reason for not actually being able to make it. Can't remember what it was.

Anyway, I rolled into work the following Monday and noticed a gap at the desk next door. "Where's Andy?", says I. "Oh, haven't you heard..."

Andy had gone to Health and Safety Day as ordered by the boss. Had got attached to one of those bouncy-castle bungie-run things, as ordered by the boss (wtf that has to do with H&S is anyone's guess). And had, in an act of genius, broken two bones in his foot and needed to be stretchered to an ambulance, right in front of the large crowd of employees, clients, suppliers, and all their families. He, hilariously, saw the funny side. None of the company exec did, however, and funnily enough there was never an H&S day again.
(, Fri 16 Mar 2012, 11:18, Reply)

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