Convenience store chain’s contest demoralizes employees

From our file marked, “What were they thinking?” comes this story about an employee contest that left morale in the gutter.

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If there were a contest held to find the most demoralizing, deplorable, and downright despicable HR tactic, this one from Davenport, Iowa-based QC Marts would win, hands down.

“Now here’s the kind of morale-building exercise you don’t often hear about,” writes Tim Gould in this HR Morning article. “The management of a chain of convenience stores held a contest in which employees were asked to bet on who’d be fired next.”

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