Today with less than four days to go at my current job, the soon to be exited company is promoting today September 24th National Family Day. This is the day set aside to have dinner with your children. If you have children. If you have dinner. If you eat. WTF??? Here is an excerpt from the company letter posted on the company website today.
(important information has been changed to protect ME)
Date: September 21, 2007
To: Do-dah Associates
From: Nameless CEO
Re: National Family Day – Monday, September 24, 2007
At(COMPANY OF CHOICE), we value you, our associates as our most important asset, and while we recognize that you contribute everyday to our success, we know and appreciate that it is our families who support and create the balance we need to be successful and to help encourage us.
Monday, Sept 24th is National Family Day – A day to eat dinner with your children. So whether you plan to make a favorite homemade meal, purchase a ready to serve item from one of our customers, or take the kids to their favorite fast food restaurant – spend time with your family and create a special evening focused on your children who are our future.
Please join COMPANY OF CHOICE in celebrating Family Day on Monday, September 24th.
I’m sorry, but shouldn’t we have dinner every night with the family. What a sad refrain on the American lifestyle is you have to have Safeway and Winn Dixie remind of us “Don’t forget your kids need to eat tonight”.