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Post-it Note Wars Break Out In Paris
My Fox New York ^ | 9-5-11

Posted on 09/05/2011 2:47:19 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

(NewsCore) - As far as management problems go it's become the stickiest labour issue of the French summer.

Executives who would normally be delighted to learn that their employees have foregone lunch breaks or stayed late to work on a project have been dismayed to find their motivations have nothing to do with profit or company advancement.

The problem is that office staff have spent hours producing extravagant designs by sticking vast quantities of Post-It notes to their office windows over the past couple of months in a craze that is sweeping the nation.

The latest creation, a huge six storey representation of Asterix and Obelix, appeared on the windows offices of Societe Generale, the bank, in La Defense business district west of Paris last week.

Fifty employees stuck 9,000 notes of eight different colors on the windows...

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxny.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hijinx; officerebellion; paris; postit

1 posted on 09/05/2011 2:47:21 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

3M stock ought to go up at this news...


2 posted on 09/05/2011 2:48:00 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

what good is a story like this without ONE photo??

Did I miss something?


3 posted on 09/05/2011 2:49:59 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread....)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yes, I’m an Asterix and Obelix fan, not to speak of Tintin. Where’s the pics?


4 posted on 09/05/2011 2:53:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Pictures here http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2011/aug/30/post-it-wars-pictures#/?picture=378423958&index=11

Color me not impressed!


5 posted on 09/05/2011 2:56:46 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Fifty employees stuck 9,000 notes of eight different colors on the windows...

Now, if they actually put that effort into some sort of business appropriate productivity, maybe the EU wouldn't be in such a sad economic state.

Guaranteed jobs = guaranteed failure.

6 posted on 09/05/2011 2:57:56 PM PDT by edpc (01110111 01110100 01100110 00111111)
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To: rawhide

Better pictures here: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/post-it-note-wars


7 posted on 09/05/2011 2:58:44 PM PDT by rawhide
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8 posted on 09/05/2011 2:59:59 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It isn’t as if they had to worry about their jobs. I understand it is pretty hard to fire someone in France.


9 posted on 09/05/2011 3:00:44 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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10 posted on 09/05/2011 3:01:22 PM PDT by rawhide
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11 posted on 09/05/2011 3:05:22 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ha


12 posted on 09/05/2011 3:07:21 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: rawhide
Another view.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 3:11:55 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: TomGuy

Thanks for the pictures. They make the thread! But what a waste of labor!


14 posted on 09/05/2011 3:13:53 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cicero
OMG Nyan Cat!


15 posted on 09/05/2011 3:15:23 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Mr. K; Cicero

There were no pictures associated with the story I posted. But thanks to enterprising FReepers, there are pictures now. Just scroll down (or up).


16 posted on 09/05/2011 3:15:31 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

When you can’t be fired for wasting time or office supplies ....


17 posted on 09/05/2011 3:18:07 PM PDT by reg45
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To: rawhide

I like the Tintin one... :-)


18 posted on 09/05/2011 3:20:39 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

****The rules are that you can use only whole Post-Its – no cutting the edges to suit your design – and that you cannot write on them or color them in.****

There’s rules to them Post-it Wars. What, did they have a Geneva Convention or something?


19 posted on 09/05/2011 3:24:08 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (Islam...Imperialism in a turban.)
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To: rawhide

Don’t many businesses pay artists to paint on the windows anyway? We heard about here, so it is obviously an effective advertising technique.


20 posted on 09/05/2011 3:28:04 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (Islam...Imperialism in a turban.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

No pictures, no story.


21 posted on 09/05/2011 3:30:33 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky

Scroll down.


22 posted on 09/05/2011 3:35:33 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: jmcenanly
I understand it is pretty hard to fire someone in France.

Very difficult, and it incurs expenses that must be paid for many years. Pretty much the same in many other countries.

No manager in those countries wants to continue paying those expenses when staff has been cut. They just tell the US HQ that all personnel are required.

So, when a US company with offices around the world announces a "personnel reduction", people in the US get nailed.

23 posted on 09/05/2011 3:53:16 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Lotsa pics here.
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/post-it-note-wars

Now if they could combine Post-It Note warring with planking, owling, and headless horsemanning into a modern sport I think we’d have something here.

In case you don’t know what planking, owling and headless horsemanning is take a look at these links.

Planking
http://gizmodo.com/5803311/what-is-planking
Owling
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/owling-the-new-planking/2011/07/12/gIQAaLerAI_blog.html
Headless horsemanning
http://socialtimes.com/horsemanning_b76607


24 posted on 09/05/2011 4:01:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Pretty cool. The Tin Tin one is the best, but the Mona Lisa is very good too.

This reminds me of a good prank hubby and I saw. Well, it was meaness, but allowing for that, pretty good.

We saw a car in our local supermarket parking lot, COVERED in post-it notes. It seemed like they all had some mean note written on them.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 4:31:27 PM PDT by jocon307
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26 posted on 09/05/2011 4:42:39 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: Daffynition

Ping


27 posted on 09/05/2011 4:49:03 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Usless article without graphics.


28 posted on 09/05/2011 6:08:11 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Patience is a virtue.


29 posted on 09/05/2011 7:00:52 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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