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Monday, February 14, 2011

Make up your own joke

Portland city employees are about to lose their right to smell good.

Comments (8)

Does this mean that "Stinky Sam and Rank Randy" can no longer go into city hall?

Who else was thinking of the Ween song "Hippie Smell" while reading that article?

I didn't see anything about smelling bad.

Only about perfume etc.

I guess any of those creepy fools who don't wear deoderant will be OK.

BTW what is wrong with you people who stink so bad?

Once upon a time, I worked in an office with a group of older women who drenched themselves in perfume every day. Eight hours trapped in a perpetual fog of "White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor" made me want to claw my eyes out. This is one City Hall policy I can rally behind.

"This is one City Hall policy I can rally behind."

God forbid a mature employee should talk to his manager and bring the subject up and deal with it. I mean, how the heck are they going to enforce this or are we going to print up a few thousand more pages for the city worker's handbook?

So now instead of dealing with water rates zooming up and jobs leaving, City Hall doesn't stink so bad.

Another distraction from the incompetency that is City Hall.

Steve asks: I mean, how the heck are they going to enforce this ...

In true Portland fashion, the offending employee will come into work one day and see a photocopy of the policy sitting on his or her chair. Attached will be a Post-It reading:

"Some people should read the employee handbook! Thanx! ☺"

Good to see our city government attacking the critical problems facing us.

TTR - I was thinking of the song "Sex and Candy."

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