Business Administration Education Guide

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Does being brutally honest work?

“If you … can come to work on time, not steal from us, not show up drunk, then come in and see us today,” reads the ad written by Charmaine Rose, owner of high-end lingerie stores La Belle Femme in Edmonton and Sherwood Park AB, Canada

From the news article:

Rose said she wrote the full-page ad out of sheer frustration after she had employees steal from her and swear at customers.

"I've had 50-year-olds coming to work drunk and missing shifts after payday, and basically saying to me, 'I know what the job market is like and I can basically pick up 10 positions in a half-hour,'" she told CBC News.

Rose said she stewed about the situation for six months before taking out the ad, which also reads: "Finding caring, honest people is like finding a needle in a haystack."

Rose said she has been receiving "awesome" feedback from the ad, and found the staff she needed by Wednesday.

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