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Unicom's Inglorious Award

Ray Le Maistre
5/31/2013
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This is like something from a bad movie … A branch of China Unicom Ltd. recently introduced what our Asia/Pacific contributing editor Robert Clark has described as "a staff motivational technique missing from the textbooks." The scheme? Force managers who missed their targets to wear a green vest bearing the word "b*stard." For the full story, including details of the other terms handed out to the worst performing managers, read Clark's blog. — Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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5/31/2013 | 4:32:26 PM
re: Unicom's Inglorious Award
True, but I bet they are calling out the top people as well to bring more shame on the underperforming b*stards.
brookseven
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brookseven,
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5/31/2013 | 3:36:39 PM
re: Unicom's Inglorious Award
Sarah,

You get to keep your job, since I think what you asked could be restated. What do I get for doing my job?

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5/31/2013 | 3:31:52 PM
re: Unicom's Inglorious Award
Dread to think what name goes on the t-shirt of the local representative of a network equipment vendor that's late with its new software release...
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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5/31/2013 | 2:49:57 PM
re: Unicom's Inglorious Award
Wow.... What kind of vest and label do you get for making your targets?
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