Friday, January 14, 2011

Way to go, SpaCorp!

My (hitherto) wonderful employer has been becoming more and more corporate, and it cheeses me off.

The latest new policy is bag checks. Yep, they show how much they trust their employees by looking through our bags and backpacks before we can leave.

I understand this is a pretty common practice in a retail environment, but we are a SPA. The technicians are rarely at the front desk/retail area, and when we are, we are never alone. I know the spa coordinators and managers enjoy doing this about as much as we enjoy having them do it, but "orders is orders", apparently. Hmph. Reminds me of the TSA agents and the "enhanced" pat-downs...

7 comments:

BGMiller said...

Sounds like a perfect time to have some fun.

Start carrying a ridiculously large bag. Keep all sorts of truly bizarre things in said bag. The sort of stuff that will start a conversation no matter how much the searcher is disinclined. Think Mary Poppins carpet bag after a night of heavy drinking and a wander through Home Depot. The weirder the better.

When asked to explain the item(s) of the day say you have a date.


BGM

George in AZ said...

I'm with BGM!
I'm thinking a small chain saw, some shoe trees, assorted sex toys
and industrial-sized bottle of Kentucky Jelly! OH! Don't forget the marshmallows!

Brigid said...

And add in 4 containers of AA batteries and a Ken doll wearing Barbie's clothing.

DaddyBear said...

Is someone's phone going off?

No that's my handbag. Just a sec.

BGMiller said...

Orrrr........

A one gallon pain can with an Astro-Glide label, a funnel, a camera, and a brick.


Admit it. Ever single one of you that read that just thought about that for a second.

BGM

WV: roateat - Milking from the other side of the cow to maintain center of gravity?

Old NFO said...

Gotta agree with ALL of them... and put it in a clear plastic bag :-) If THAT doesn't start a conversation or two, you need to check your co-workers and manager for pulses :-)

Christina LMT said...

I really like all these suggestions, but the only problem is that the ones checking the bags are not the people responsible for the policy. They're already uncomfortable enough having to do the bag checks, I don't want to make their situation any more difficult than it already is.

I'll just have to keep fantasizing about the owner of the company filling in at the desk one day, and having to go through my bag...