Credit crunch bites: the great hash brown rebellion April 16, 2009Posted by tomcwu in Preston, TalkTalk.
Stirrings of revolt reach the ears of Carphone Worker, tucked away in our bunker opposite Tulketh Mill, Preston. Apparently, the hash browns have been withdrawn from the canteen on the grounds that they are “too expensive”. Already battered to despair by the credit crunch, wild eyed customer service agents have apparently launched a conspiracy to submit a deluge of canteen feed-back forms demanding that the glistening potato-based treats are returned.
Carphone Worker urges all lovers of freedom (and lunch) to get involved. (Make sure you mark the service up though: workers’ solidarity and all that.)
In completely unrelated news, Carphone Worker learns that TalkTalk employees who have been with the company for more than ten years are now entitled to 30 days annual leave, after an annoucement dated 13 April. We are so touched by the company’s generosity to its many workers of more than ten years service, that we will personally buy a hash brown for each and every one of these workers who comes forward.
It won’t be expensive, even given the evident inflation in the hash brown index. TalkTalk was launched in 2003; no one has worked for the company for more than six years. Edit: as already noted below, TalkTalk Group – to which the announcement applies – contains employees with more than ten years service as it includes staff from companies other than TalkTalk itself.