A Christmas Cookie Story (from CNN)

December 26, 2008

This story about an Ohio bakery was getting heavy rotation on CNN this week (CNN, I’ve discovered, is an odd, but new, guilty pleasure for me.)

At a time when we seem to be reading more stories about the unemployment line, or faceless corporations slashing huge numbers (see the tech layoffs list or just do a search on google), it was actually a pleasant surprise to see this story of Lance Inc. doing the right thing for it’s workers – which is probably why it was receiving so much attention in the midst of all that bad news.

I doubt any of those Ohio workers felt they were entitled to a gift from the new company, nor was Lance required to be so generous to them. Sometimes the right thing for employees is that unexpected gesture that reminds them that the company is not faceless – it’s run by people too.

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