What is it with suppliers and giving you crap that you never want or need? The news is that today we are officially out of recession and I was kind of hoping that an up-side to the recent economic troubles might have been a world-wide cut back on the”corporate gifts” that suppliers give to companies. But no. It appears my hopes and dreams are dashed. Like a floater, some things refuse to be flushed away and hang on in there as a constant reminder of the shit that exists in your life.
The article in question is a stress ball delivered by a recruitment agency. Now I am not normally one to turn down the opportunity of having objects around that can be thrown, but really……. !?! Do they honestly think that because of some cheap brightly coloured squishy sphere they are going to get our business? Has anyone ever signed a deal based on a free pen or pad of paper? Have you selected a provider because of a set of branded “post-it” notes?
No. If you want to bribe me then do it with something I can’t get from the pound shop please? Champagne, the theatre, weekends away, dancing girls. Come on now think imaginatively! The Global Financial Crisis is over…..bring on the bungs!
TheHRD would like to point out that at no time has he been the recipient of any payments or gifts in relation to his business operations. They were all made directly to his wife and had no bearing on his decision-making whatsoever.