Thursday, October 24, 2013

British supermarket forced to apologise after managers use 'motivational' poster of man about to shoot himself in the head

Supermarket giant Tesco has apologised for using a 'motivational' poster of a man pretending to shoot himself in the head.

The store has come under fire from mental health campaigners after it put the poster up in the staffroom of a supermarket where sales were falling.

The poster features a man holding a gun to his head along with the words: 'Goodbye Haverfordwest, it's been nice knowing you!'

Staff at the supermarket, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, saw the poster above the monthly sales report every day when they clocked in and out of work.

But one Tesco worker took a picture of it and complained to his managers.

A worker at the supermarket said: 'It was supposed to get us motivated - but you just felt like they were holding a gun to your head.  'It wasn't funny or inspirational - it was just a bit sick.'


I gather that the poster was a warning to staff that they would be out of a job if their supermarket did not get better results.  But some idiot took it as disrespectful to mad people!


Anonymous said...

The poster simply proves that many people are incapable of thinking.

Anonymous said...

Someone probably thought it was funny.
I just think it is likely to get the opposite to the reaction they want.

Anonymous said...

This poster has been approved by the NRA.