Oct 10

Awesome — Nordstrom’s Old Employee Handbook — all 75 words of it

From Wikipedia: Nordstrom Employee Handbook

For many years, new employees were given a copy of the famous Nordstrom’s Employee Handbook – a single 5-by-8-inch (130 × 200 mm) gray card containing 75 words:

Welcome to Nordstrom
We’re glad to have you with our Company. Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Set both your personal and professional goals high. We have great confidence in your ability to achieve them.
Nordstrom Rules: Rule #1: Use best judgment in all situations. There will be no additional rules.
Please feel free to ask your department manager, store manager, or division general manager any question at any time.

However, new hire orientations now provide this card along with a full handbook of other more specific rules and legal regulations, as the way Nordstrom operates has changed.

Oct 10

Are Starbucks Cups Recyclable?

There’s frigging plastic in Starbucks cups dammit!
Guess I’m bringing by travel mug there a lot more often: need to stop this waste and spare myself exposure to plastic…

Oct 10

Well said, Merlin. “Better”