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Old 06-11-2019, 06:47 PM
 
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My reply signature is

"Thanks,
SC"

I don't mean it and don't really care. We aren't required to do any of that. It just helps me fit in.
Same here. I had an old boss with "Thanks, his name" in his e-mail signature when I got my first corporate job, so I did that as well and continued all through my career.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:00 AM
 
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Never heard of this. Sounds very weird.
Yeah, it sounds more like a cult and not a place of work.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:04 AM
 
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Do you also have Airing of Grievances?

Perhaps you can make that suggestion and move ahead of your peers by thinking outside the box.
Airing of Grievances. I like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoirV6BbjOg
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:50 PM
 
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Does anyone else have this at work, where everyone (including managers) huddles to give thanks to someone that helped them during a period of time? It can be daily, weekly, or monthly but for us, it's weekly. We go around and everyone is required to say thanks to someone on the team or someone outside the team. After it's complete, someone sends an email to everyone on the team and includes those who were thanked outside the team noting what was said.
I work in a small business, and thankfully, we don't do extra crap like this. I don't know why anyone would think forced social interaction is a good thing. It'll make me hate the company. Leave me alone to do my work and if I want to thank someone, I'll do it to their face.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:29 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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My reply signature is

"Thanks,
SC"

I don't mean it and don't really care. We aren't required to do any of that. It just helps me fit in.
I always end a demanding Email like this:

Thanks!
Ringo

So it looks like I'm really enthusiastic about thanking them for providing me what I asked for.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:36 PM
 
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Lord this crap has started at my job recently. I am a supervisor. I have to try and find something nice to thank each of the employees for each quarter. Honestly, there are some people it is actually difficult to find something to thank them for. Your attendance, production and attitude suck, but thanks for breathing is not really appropriate. However, it's all some have done in a quarter...It's not very authentic or genuine. I think companies are doing this to show employees they are "valued." How about a raise or bonus instead?
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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It appears that someone noticed that their child received a participation trophy and thought they could ride coat tales at work.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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"I'd like to thank Hazel for her discretion regarding Denice's affair with the boss, and Margaret for not hogging the last of the donuts, and Beatrice for finally emptying the ashtray at her desk."
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