You will recall that I am not best pleased with Sainsburys' at the moment; what with them making total arses out of themselves with one of my grocery deliveries, and allowing certain people to excuse themselves from selling booze and morning after pills on the grounds of "religion".
However, it seems that I have to feature them again on this site. Maybe it's some form of bizarre PR campaign that their marketing department has dreamt up? They firstly make themselves look like utter knobheads, then change miraculously overnight into an efficient non pc company again??
Anyhoo, this time Sainsburys' are in the dog house for adopting a very Nanny type touchy feely attitude to their uniforms. It seems that the familiar orange and blue uniforms of Sainsburys' staff will be changed to a dark maroon colour.
Nothing wrong with that, is there?
Nothing at all...except for the fact that they claim that it has taken them since March 2006 to implement this change.
Well, staff have to be told!
In a more sensible company, this communication would take the form of an announcement and some brief discussions with selected members of staff; to ensure that the new uniforms did not make the staff fell like total knobheads.
Sainsburys' have of course bought into the Nanny state big time, and have to do things like uniform changes via a very tortuous process. It seems that in order to change the uniforms, Sainsburys' started a full consultation with staff way back in March 2006. This included, of all things, colleague counsel sessions.
For fark's sake, it's only a uniform!
I should mention one other thing, this story (about the fact that they have been working on it since March 2006) may in fact be utter bollocks, pushed out by the PR men (and women) in Sainsburys'.
Well you see, Sainsburys' is currently under bid from a Qatari backed firm (Delta Two).
The colour of the Qatari flag?
Oh, that would be white and errrmmmm.......maroon.