All posts tagged: loyalty

CEO Reaches Out To Laid-Off Worker To Ask Her To Do Something No One Else Knows How To Do

CEO Reaches Out To Laid-Off Worker To Ask Her To Do Something No One Else Knows How To Do

In recent years, mass layoffs in various industries, leaving hundreds of thousands of employees scrambling to make a living. While most might expect a layoff to be the last they’ll hear from their previous employer, one woman was in the midst of dealing with her loss of income when her former company circled back to ask an “outlandish” favor of her. The jobless woman shared the email her former company sent her asking her to do contracted work after they laid her off. “I had to calm down before making this video because… the audacity!” the recently laid-off woman, Kiki Rough, said in a TikTok video explaining her strange situation. RELATED: Boss Accuses Employee Of ‘Quiet Quitting’ For Only Working 40-Hour Weeks & Refusing Overtime “I wanted to check in with you to see if you would be available to do a final run of the customer reports including January,” an email reportedly from her former CEO read. “Our customers are asking, and it would be great if we can support them.” He went on to say that the …

Dinosaur review – autism sitcom thrills with jokes about loyalty cards and thrush | Television & radio

Dinosaur review – autism sitcom thrills with jokes about loyalty cards and thrush | Television & radio

Nina (Ashley Storrie) and Evie (Kat Ronney) are Glasgow sisters in their early 30s, who are also best friends and live together. Within five minutes of Dinosaur, we have established their dynamic. Evie is sunny of outlook, while Nina has a knitted brow and has just been overwhelming the proprietor of a coffee van with a detailed complaint about his loyalty card scheme. Evie’s recent trip to London with her boyfriend – we sense that Nina does not feel ready for either of these things – has caused her to miss a planned joint viewing of a Real Housewives reunion episode, but Nina isn’t too vexed, despite having had no audience for her watchalong quips: “We can watch it again tonight, with my commentary.” Yet Evie has news: they have only recently begun dating, but her boyfriend has proposed and she has said yes. Isn’t that amazing? Isn’t Nina happy for her? Nina stares. “It’s not amazing news, and I’m not happy for you. You’ve only known this man for six weeks. You’ve had thrush …

Evicted, arrested and being sued by the boss: When will MAGA learn loyalty to Trump ends in sorrow?

Evicted, arrested and being sued by the boss: When will MAGA learn loyalty to Trump ends in sorrow?

When I saw the news that the stock price of Truth Social went into freefall after the company initally went public for $8 billion, I immediately sent a joke to a friend text circle: “Whoever allowed the contract to keep Trump from dumping the stock until 6 months post-sale is gonna be covered in ketchup.” Shortly after it was released, the company’s stock soared to $70 a share, initially meaning Trump, on paper at least, had netted $3 billion in wealth. But Jay Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, told CNN he was “confident the stock price will eventually drop to $2 a share and could even go below that,” because Truth Social’s business model is not conducive to profit.  “The large mismatch between stock price and stock value will sorely tempt the cash-poor Trump to sell off a significant portion of his shares, in a potential maneuver that I believe I am the first to label ‘Trump and dump,’” Timothy Noah of the New Republic joked. “Pump and …

January 6 quasi-experiment reveals limited impact of anti-democratic actions on Republican Party loyalty

January 6 quasi-experiment reveals limited impact of anti-democratic actions on Republican Party loyalty

In an unexpected confluence of events, the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol unfolded while Gallup was in the midst of conducting a public opinion survey. This serendipitous timing offered researchers a unique opportunity to examine the impact of this significant political event on American public opinion, particularly regarding support for the Republican Party and Donald Trump. An analysis of this data, published in the journal Electoral Studies, revealed that despite the gravity of the situation, the Republican Party retained a substantial portion of its support base. The findings suggest that Republican voters do not tend to significantly retract support from politicians who violate democratic norms. “While before the 1990s democracies typically died through military coups, since 2000 four out of every five instances of democratic decline can be attributed to democratically elected leaders undermining the very institutions established to ensure their accountability (a process commonly called ‘executive aggrandizement,’ or more loosely ‘democratic backsliding’),” explained study author Sam van Noort, a lecturer in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. “What is interesting about …

Loyalty was once the glue that held the Tories together. But now they’ve come unstuck | Simon Jenkins

Loyalty was once the glue that held the Tories together. But now they’ve come unstuck | Simon Jenkins

There are many good reasons for Rishi Sunak to postpone a general election. All are about reducing his party’s potential loss of seats. There is also an overwhelming reason for calling one now. It is in the national interest. British government needs an act of cleansing. It needs renewal and a fresh start under a new regime. Every month that start is delayed has a cost in decisions postponed. The presumed next government of Labour’s Keir Starmer is waiting and ready to go. Its learning curve will be steep and its climb hard. There is not the remotest national advantage in another six months of bickering and squabbling. Affliction descends weekly on Sunak’s head. He has shown himself to be an honest and articulate prime minister during probably the toughest episode in modern British politics. But his party and his government machine have failed him. The Rwanda bill, questionable donors, bankrupt councils, tax cuts, extremism laws and defence spending tumble out of Downing Street in a chaotic shambles. Now he must confront an alleged plot …

Trump’s RNC purge: His obsession with “loyalty” is as dumb as it is evil

Trump’s RNC purge: His obsession with “loyalty” is as dumb as it is evil

Donald Trump’s infatuation with Adolf Hitler is both well documented and profoundly disturbing. What’s often overlooked is how painfully stupid it is. The latest round of stories about this phenomenon underlines why: Trump doesn’t seem to understand that Nazi Germany lost World War II. John Kelly, Trump’s former White House chief of staff, told CNN in a recent interview that Trump praised Hitler for doing “good things,” including that the Nazi dictator had “rebuilt the economy” and also the demonstrably false claim that German generals were “loyal” to Hitler.  Kelly pushed back against Trump on the latter point, pointing out that German officers had conspired to assassinate Hitler on several occasions. Kelly also noted that Trump had apparently “missed the Holocaust,” adding that it was “pretty hard to understand how he missed the 400,000 American GIs that were killed in the European theater.” Hitler’s leadership wasn’t exactly a win for Germans who supported him either. Far from “rebuilding” the nation, Hitler left Germany in literal ruins with several of its cities reduced to rubble. Millions of German soldiers …

Meghan Markle and Camilla were close until ‘broken promise’ left Queen ‘very upset’ | Royal | News

Meghan Markle and Camilla were close until ‘broken promise’ left Queen ‘very upset’ | Royal | News

Meghan Markle and Queen Camilla were on good terms, but then things went sideways because Meghan broke a promise, it has been claimed, When they first met the two women had something in common. They both married into the Royal Family, and that helped create a bond. Because of their closeness, they agreed to be respectful of one another and that included in the workplace, it’s being reported. In 2020, Camilla had a big day coming up, she was scheduled to give a speech at the 10th Anniversary of the Women of the World festival, and Meghan promised not to overshadow her moment. However, pictures of her at an event appeared in the press the same day. According to The Mirror, Camilla and her team had spent a year planning for the event and – the publication claims – King Charles’s wife was very upset. READ MORE: Meghan Markle warned ‘there’s no coming back in the UK’ Camilla is still involved with the organization and will be hosting a reception for the Women of the …

Tesla dominates brand loyalty: once you go EV, you don’t go back

Tesla dominates brand loyalty: once you go EV, you don’t go back

Tesla took half the awards for brand loyalty in the automotive industry in S&P Global Mobility’s new study. Once you go electric, you don’t go back. Studies have shown that electric vehicle buyers generally don’t go back to gasoline vehicles. It wasn’t necessarily the case for some early EVs that had limitations, like the Fiat 500e, but Tesla has dominated the North American EV market for a decade now and it has enjoyed an incredible level of brand loyalty. There have been indications that this has been slipping over the last few years, especially as Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become more polarizing and more electric competition hits the market. But a new analysis of 12.6 million new retail vehicle registrations in the US during the 2023 calendar year by S&P Global Mobility shows that Tesla is still dominant when it comes to brand loyalty. S&P Global Mobility looks at households that own new vehicles and return to the market and acquire another new vehicle of the same make, model or manufacturer. Based on that …

Tesco Clubcard: How the cult of the supermarket loyalty card robbed us of normal prices

Tesco Clubcard: How the cult of the supermarket loyalty card robbed us of normal prices

Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter It was Groucho Marx who famously said he wouldn’t want to be a member of any club that would have him as a member. The same theme was picked up by Woody Allen in the opening monologue of Annie Hall. Clearly, neither of them had ever tried shopping in Tesco without a Clubcard. This week, the supermarket’s loyalty scheme has come under scrutiny following claims from consumer group Which? that the way prices are displayed for Clubcard members is “at best confusing for shoppers struggling with soaring food inflation and at worst, could be breaking the law”. While the company previously pushed back against the accusations, Tesco has now said it will be overhauling displays so that the price per unit is shown for products under the discounted Clubcard price, the same way it is for the “regular” price. It’s stirred up a wider conversation …

EAFC players in uproar as previously free ‘loyalty packs’ now cost full price, the only surprise is people are surprised

EAFC players in uproar as previously free ‘loyalty packs’ now cost full price, the only surprise is people are surprised

‘You get nothing in this world for free’ my mum used to say, well it appears in some form or other my mother now works for Electronic Arts and has pointed out the error of its ways in previously giving packs for player loyalty away for free. Ridiculous concept. Well, no more and the players are angry. Signing into EA’s ever-popular football cash-grab for several days running used to come with a bonus of a free ‘loyalty pack’. Now this has been replaced with a ‘Packs For You’ section in Ultimate(ly going to cost you a fortune) Team where loyalty packs still appear, but the kicker is, they now cost the same as a normal pack in the game. Real money, not just your time. A post on X from the official EAFCDirect account said: “Starting today, you may notice a new “Packs For You” section in the #FC24 Ultimate Team Store. This new section will include packs that are specific to your Ultimate Team journey, based on common factors, like playing Ultimate Team for …