|The whiteboard message inside a PermaCorp room in Edmonton. The company has distanced itself from the statement and it has been erased.|
That blunt message delivered within a missive from a PermaCorp manager has drawn ire online over recent weeks and has forced the Edmonton industrial manufacturing company to backtrack.
The message written on an office whiteboard at the company that employs about 80 people was photographed and posted online recently.
The message begins with the declaration of "Why you should be thankful for your job at PermaCorp" and then lists off the reasons — including the fact, according to the manager, that they receive a lot of resumes.
On chatrooms, including Reddit, the message has exploded, with most response being negative. One Reddit thread is titled 'A sickening piece of corporate propaganda...'
On Monday, PermaCorp posted a response to the growing controversy on their Facebook page.
"The image in the social media post titled “Why you should be thankful for your job here at PermaCorp” was issued without management consent and was promptly removed," the company said in the statement.
"Issues related to that message have been handled internally. The message sent does not align with our core values of personal growth and diversity. Due to the economic conditions in Alberta, PermaCorp, like most companies in Alberta has been significantly impacted. We are continuing to strategically enter new markets to ensure long term job security. We hold our team to the highest regard and consider each of them invaluable to the daily and long term operations at PermaCorp."
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