Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Poster wars

Sight at the office on Monday: Thousands of posters stuck around the office exhorting employees to save forest by not printing emails, recipes, love letters etc.

Sight at the office on Tuesday: Thousands of posters stuck around the office exhorting employees to save forest by not printing emails recipes, love letters etc. being carried away in trash cans. Thousands of new posters stuck around the office exhorting us to save the environment by recycling, reusing blah blah.

Sight at the office on Wednesday: Thousands of posters exhorting us to save the environment by recycling, reusing blah blah being carried away in trash cans. Thousands of new posters stuck all around exhorting us to run regular security scans, back up folders, and other PC hygiene behavior. Also an award for the best maintained PC.

Sight at the office on Thursdays: The thousands of new posters exhorting us to run regular security scans, back up folders, and other PC hygiene behavior and an award for the best maintained PC being carried away in trash cans. Thousands of new posters put up exhorting us donate unused note books, used clothes, toys, sports stuff etc. using the boxes kept at the reception.

Sight at the office on Friday: The thousands of new posters exhorting us donate unused note books, used clothes, toys, sports stuff etc. using the boxes kept at the reception being carried away in trash cans. Hundreds of notices all around announcing that the big conference room is booked for an important pow-wow.

Sight at the office on Friday evening: Thousands of employees hear in wonder and glee ,the Facility Manager, HR Representative, IT Manager and CSR Manager screaming...err I mean pow wowing about removing each others posters. A few black eyes and bruises later, it is decided that posters will now be mailed to each employee as paperless e- mailers.

And *groan* guess who gets to make them!! :(

"Print paper. Save the paper industry" is my new email signature.

19 comments:

ann said...

lol on thousands ..Have a terrific Day without sighting any of them.

Kiran said...

You nailed it. The posters imploring people to not waste paper is the single largest source of paper wastage in large companies. And then companies boast about their green credentials and the carbon foortprint; using large glossy posters in the pantry.

Reminds me of the time I was to receive an award for "Best Attendance" way back in school; except that I was absent for the function :P

$$ said...

Yeah... like we see "Save Plastic" plastic hoardings torn and hanging!

joel said...

Totally!

And that is what I call spam!

hammy said...

Paper saving has been on the environment agenda for as long as I can remember...

Almost all emails I get has the obligatory 'Do not print this' addendum at the end.

My company also has it's share of paper saving policy. We need print outs of reports that needs to be circulated to higher officials or clients. For those, we are obligated to use single sided print outs.

BUT - policy dictates - that if we are to take print outs for intermediary purposes, such as review/ making notes/ edits via pens.... we are to use the blank side of the older reports, thus saving paper.

For using blank paper - unused on both sides - for such 'frivolous' purposes, we are supposed to take special permission, which is a hassle.

So... as a matter of routine, we take multiple copies of all reports... so that we are never in short supply of the 'used' paper...

RGB said...

And the whole brouhaha (poster campaign by the various departments)was about creating a paper-less office, uh?

The Holy Lama said...

But who'll let RD(Readers Digest) know that their sweepstakes offer finds its way to trash?

DPhatsez said...

Ah! 'Tis a fair and just world we live in. If only everyday would be just about one simple decision..'to print or not to print'

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

in time for earth day !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prateek Sur said...

in college we have only one slogan..say no to exams and thereby save paper..!!but the college management neva allows us to..
try checking out my blog and commenting on the posts..and am following u so try following me as well..my url:
www.headacheandtension.blogspot.com

Destiny's child... said...

Lol...
All the best for your task ;)

sulfia s santhosh said...

the most entertaining 'save the environment' post i've ever read...kudos!:)

Roy Nixon said...

We have a similar situation in the UK at the moment with the general election pending.My front mat is constantly covered with party leaflets with each of them including environmental issues high on their agenda.

I will be tackling the subject on my cartoon blog tomorrow.

Incidentally, thanks for your continued support - your links make such a difference to my visitor numbers.

blunt edges said...

n all i can do is sympathize with u :)

Nona said...

A valid point using humor. :)

Grayquill said...

If we stop printing who will plant all those pulp trees that create all that oxygen we need to breath?
The printing industry is keeping us alive providing the demand for more trees - who else can claim that. Bet ya'll didn't think about that did yah?

Arun said...

Some inspiration for your next Chinese movie, Anjolie:

fried enema, monolithic tree mushroom stem squid or “The Jew’s Ear Juice.”

nandu said...

Madam Silverine

came across ur blog five days ago..read all ur posts till date..

i am accused of negligence of work, unexplained mysterious bouts of laughter and rollin on the floor, unexpected chuckles.. by my colleagues

eagerly waitin for ur next post..

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

lol ;)