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(Charlotte Observer)   With her state heavily unemployed and 1 in 5 residents on Medicaid, SC Governor Nikki Haley pushes important legislation aside and orders all state workers to answer their phones by saying "It's a great day in South Carolina"   (charlotteobserver.com ) divider line
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994 clicks; posted to Politics » on 28 Sep 2011 at 4:34 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2011-09-28 03:40:24 AM  
I'm sure the workers are thrilled about forced cheerfulness.
 
2011-09-28 04:36:31 AM  
And, ya know, we could cut the unemployment rate back to 4.5% if we just cut unemployment insurance back to 29 weeks. (Because you don't count those off the rolls in unemployment statistics.) Who's with me? I just made us all feel better!
 
2011-09-28 04:38:17 AM  
As long as once every day or so the workers are allowed to answer with "thank you for calling and I hope you die", it should all work out.
 
2011-09-28 04:44:36 AM  
I just imagine the line delivered by Alan RIckman as his "Galaxy Quest" character and it actually DOES make me happy.
 
2011-09-28 04:52:37 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I just imagine the line delivered by Alan RIckman as his "Galaxy Quest" character and it actually DOES make me happy.


You mean Marvin?

/I know.
 
2011-09-28 04:53:43 AM  

Aschlafly: You mean Marvin?


Oh, and let us return to never speaking of that abominable film again.
 
2011-09-28 04:55:15 AM  
Stupid, but not unusual.

I answered the phone at the hotel in front of my boss: "Guest Services, this is CayceP. How may I assist you?"

I was corrected because I did not include the time of day in my greeting.

Yeah, I don't work there anymore.
 
2011-09-28 05:03:50 AM  

CayceP: Stupid, but not unusual.

I answered the phone at the hotel in front of my boss: "Guest Services, this is CayceP. How may I assist you?"

I was corrected because I did not include the time of day in my greeting.

Yeah, I don't work there anymore.


I'm at a hotel right now.. glad I'm 3rd shift..
 
2011-09-28 05:11:17 AM  
Hello this is the police... Your spouse just died in a horrific car accident but... "It's a great day in South Carolina"
 
2011-09-28 05:11:33 AM  
What a wonderful idea. It reminds me of going through the Dunkin' Donuts drive-through when all I want is a large coffee, black:

"Welcome to Dunkin' Donuts this fine morning! Would you like to try our new chicken salad sandwiches, made with fresh white meat chicken and mixed with Hellman's mayonnaise and freshly chopped celery and served on your choice of bagel or croissant? You can add a 24-ounce coffee for only two dollars more or a small Coolatta for only three dollars more and add crispy, oven-baked hash browns for only a dollar, plus tax!"
 
2011-09-28 05:13:15 AM  
How dare she try and instill confidence!
 
2011-09-28 05:14:46 AM  
A local HVAC company makes the receptionists answer the phones with, depending on the day, of course, "It's Wednesday and we're proud to be Americans at (name of) Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning!"

Just once I want to call and catch them slip up with "It's Friday and VIVA LA FRANCE!!!"
 
2011-09-28 05:15:58 AM  
Can we just love obama and sing

Summer of recovery

Again please
 
2011-09-28 05:22:45 AM  

George Walker Bush: How dare she try and instill confidence!


See, that was the problem with your administration. You tried to blur the lines between reality and image. Simply repeating a phrase doesn't instill confidence. It may, however, convince you that people are confident, even though they're just saying what you told them to say. Remember that time you nicknamed the Secretary of the Interior "Fartypantslover?" He didn't mean it when he told you that was a good one.
 
2011-09-28 05:27:48 AM  
Because nothing helps the image of a monolithic, robotic government than repeating cheery slogans regardless of whether or not it is, in fact, a great day in South Carolina.
 
2011-09-28 05:30:39 AM  
What an outrage!!


I almost cared about this!
 
2011-09-28 05:32:47 AM  
Happiness Patrol!
 
2011-09-28 05:38:05 AM  

gimmegimme: George Walker Bush: How dare she try and instill confidence!

See, that was the problem with your administration. You tried to blur the lines between reality and image. Simply repeating a phrase doesn't instill confidence. It may, however, convince you that people are confident, even though they're just saying what you told them to say. Remember that time you nicknamed the Secretary of the Interior "Fartypantslover?" He didn't mean it when he told you that was a good one.


With the demonization that was done and 0bama's campaign promises thrown out the window after the backing of two near-supermajorities, the pendulum will swing back as hard.
 
2011-09-28 05:38:45 AM  
It's forced insincerity and truth be told I find it more insulting than anything else. Like going into a random corner store or gas station and the clerk rushing out a hello when I never made eye contact, they have 10 people in line, and I know it's "company policy" to acknowledge people coming in. Even worse are things like store greeters or overly peppy clerks in shops at the mall that greet you like they're excited to see you. All that goes through my head is "fark you. You don't know me so don't act excited that I'm here".

Now if I'm a regular at one of these places and I feel the clerk knows me and I know him/her it's fine. At that point I can see the greeting as at least potentially sincere.
 
2011-09-28 05:52:46 AM  
"Employees WILL be cheerful, or you're all fired."
 
2011-09-28 05:54:35 AM  
it's not a great day in South Carolina. SC's a farking shiathole.

unless you're from, I dunno, Mississippi, in which case I'm sure it looks positively Utopian by comparison.
 
2011-09-28 05:58:22 AM  
I guess the last official greeting "South Carolina. When y'all gonna start that 'Christian Exodus' shiat y'all been jabbering about?" just didn't have zip.
 
2011-09-28 06:11:50 AM  
The beatings will continue until the morale improves.
 
2011-09-28 06:12:44 AM  

Alphax: I'm at a hotel right now.. glad I'm 3rd shift..


Yep. She caught me as shifts were transitioning. I'm sure it's the only way I've stayed in this industry as long as I have.
 
2011-09-28 06:22:38 AM  

George Walker Bush: How dare she try and instill confidence!


Yes, there is nothing a cheery disposition couldn't solve. Go team!!!
 
2011-09-28 06:25:37 AM  
I'm sorry I can never take Nikki Haley seriously because everytime I look at her I think of how much she looks like Cobie Smulders from "How I Met Your Mother".

Am I the only one who thinks this?
 
2011-09-28 06:55:17 AM  

FlameDuck: George Walker Bush: How dare she try and instill confidence!

Yes, there is nothing a cheery disposition couldn't solve. Go team!!!


It doesn't take initiatives, just conservative leadership being instilled to evoke confidence in the private market. This will turn on a dime with Palin elected.
 
2011-09-28 06:58:40 AM  
Wow. No hyperbole, if someone answered the phone like that for me, it would instantly ruin my mood. If I had to answer the phone like that all day as part of my job I would literally be suicidal.

I'm sure the den mothers thought that was just an awesome idea at Kappa Kappa Delta, honey, but here in the real world we generally prefer to behave like adults.
 
2011-09-28 07:16:12 AM  

George Walker Bush: FlameDuck: George Walker Bush: How dare she try and instill confidence!

Yes, there is nothing a cheery disposition couldn't solve. Go team!!!

It doesn't take initiatives, just conservative leadership being instilled to evoke confidence in the private market. This will turn on a dime with Palin elected.


Yeah, just look at how well Oedipus Tex did appointing the horse whisperer to head FEMA. I can't wait for the conservative utopia that'll happen when St. Sarah appoints some Iditarod judge to run the federal reserve.
 
2011-09-28 07:21:59 AM  

winterwhile: Can we just love obama and sing

Summer of recovery

Again please


Winterwhile Haikus:

Can we just love O?
Summer of recovery
Again, please I sing.
 
2011-09-28 07:27:34 AM  
I think "Hello, our governor is an idiot" has a better ring to it.
 
2011-09-28 07:29:42 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I guess the last official greeting "South Carolina. When y'all gonna start that 'Christian Exodus' shiat y'all been jabbering about?" just didn't have zip.


If that ever came, I'd lose

Why do you want to punish the job creators
 
2011-09-28 07:31:53 AM  
Happiness is mandatory, citizen. Have a pleasant day-cycle.

The Computer is your friend!
 
2011-09-28 07:37:59 AM  

eddyatwork: I'm sure the workers are thrilled about forced cheerfulness.


My ma who is a state worker is just thrilled.

Anyone remember that episode of Mama's Family where she gets a job at the travel agency and gets flustered answering the phone by "It's a great day here at the Raytown Travel Agency!"? That will be her.
 
2011-09-28 07:38:50 AM  

CravenMorehead: I think "Hello, our governor is an idiot" has a better ring to it.


I don't believe in calling women "biatches", but I have no problem with her being called one.

/woman
 
2011-09-28 07:40:15 AM  
Is she a call center manager?
 
2011-09-28 07:41:57 AM  

NewportBarGuy: if we just cut unemployment insurance back to 29 weeks.


We're cutting it to 20 weeks. As someone who was recently laid off, you get treated as a criminal if you are on it. People think everyone on it is a freeloader. I am really basking in the good life at 200$ per unemployment paycheck (which is taxed.)
 
2011-09-28 07:45:38 AM  
Oh and she is wanting to cut their insurance and pensions. My mother has been working here since 1989 and she is just barely making around 25k. Fark you, Nikki.

This biatch recently went to Paris for "job creating" to the tune of more than 200K (new figures are coming in.)
 
2011-09-28 07:54:13 AM  
Came for the Craig Ferguson reference. Leaving disappointed.
 
2011-09-28 08:00:45 AM  

NewportBarGuy: And, ya know, we could cut the unemployment rate back to 4.5% if we just cut unemployment insurance back to 29 weeks.


Or leave Boeing alone and let them build an assembly plant there.
 
2011-09-28 08:05:38 AM  
loveblondieo


That sucks, but honestly up until 3 years ago there were other jobs that she could have taken. Now at least she has a job.....


Also, slow news day?
 
2011-09-28 08:05:59 AM  
Wow, if she's that hell-bent to force enthusiasm on her workers, I can only imagine how her sex tape must have gone.
 
2011-09-28 08:06:44 AM  
Another teabagger with an excellent sense of priorities.
 
2011-09-28 08:13:08 AM  
FTA: "... it's part of changing the state and how people feel about their government."

I'm confused. I thought people were supposed to hate government and that any notition to the contrary is socialist.
 
2011-09-28 08:15:51 AM  

moanerific: That sucks, but honestly up until 3 years ago there were other jobs that she could have taken. Now at least she has a job.....


She's a senior citizen, she shouldn't have had to look for a different job. Plus everything in her field (Social Services) now requires a Master's.
 
2011-09-28 08:16:40 AM  
Haley's special adviser

www.socaltrailriders.org
 
2011-09-28 08:22:10 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I just imagine the line delivered by Alan RIckman as his "Galaxy Quest" character and it actually DOES make me happy.


Its funny, because he was a depressed robot in that movie.
 
2011-09-28 08:32:21 AM  

skykid: I'm sorry I can never take Nikki Haley seriously because everytime I look at her I think of how much she looks like Cobie Smulders from "How I Met Your Mother".

Am I the only one who thinks this?


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/do want. and not the donut
 
2011-09-28 08:32:25 AM  
"It's a great day in South Carolina I am sorry to inform you that the state will not cover your medical procedure as we do not have the money"
 
2011-09-28 08:35:32 AM  
Oh look, another bootstrappy Red State running out of money.
Shame i live in this shiat hole.
 
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