This week, our winning Oh Come On moment comes to you via the Business Insider — with a story we couldn’t resist announcing as our winner. The story is as follows:
*McDonald’s itself decided to run a #MeetTheFarmers Twitter campaign promoting its “fresh produce” guarantee. In doing so, McDonald’s wrote up a Tweet with a hastag that would soon bite them in the butt: “When u make something w/ pride, people can taste it,” McD potato supplier #McDstories
People — quick to act — took the #McDstories hashtag as an opportunity, as you’ll see below (via The Daily Mail)
Oh, Come On.
Despite it all, in an email statement, McDonald’s social media director (Rick Wion) wrote this: “While #meetthefarmers was used for the majority of the day and successful in raising awareness of the Supplier Stories campaign, #mcdstories did not go as planned. We quickly pulled #mcdstories and it was promoted for less than two hours.”
So while the initial concept for #McDstories was oh so worthy of Oh, Come On, we have to give the company’s social media director credit for paying attention to what had been done and pulling the campaign before it got ridiculously out of hand.
Each week, we’ll ask you to provide your own Oh, Come On moment for us to share with the world. Shoot an email to Looking@look-solutions.com with a story you have to tell of a coworker or someone you know in the workforce who did something utterly idiotic. We’ll then share it in a list in each week’s post (while absolutely honoring your desire for anonymity; all stories will be posted sans names), and at the end of each week, we’ll provide the person who gave us the best Oh, Come On moment with a $10 Starbucks gift card! After all, who doesn’t deserve a few cups of coffee for having put up with workplace idiocy? We all do.
Now it’s your turn! Send us your Oh, Come On moments and next thing you know, you’ll be feeling better, sipping coffee and smiling that you’re not the only one who’s had to deal with one or two ridiculous and absurd workplace situations.