Staff Banned From Wearing Poppy

#1
My son works part time between college studies at our local branch of Morrison’s Supermarket.

Today he went to work with a poppy attached to his name badge, within minutes of arriving the store manager told him to remove it as it breached Morrison’s uniform policy, in that no charity pins will be worn.

I feel that the Poppy & Remembrance Day is different. It’s not just a charity pin it’s a statement or symbol of reflection, respect & thanks, it has become an icon of remembrance & a tribute to the fallen.

In a time when it’s hard enough to get the civilian population behind anything military, isn’t this just another corporate kick in the nuts.

Nice one Morrison Supermarkets Plc, Summit Avenue, Farnborough,
GU14 0NA, I for one will not be using you again.
 
#2
#4
sounds like a numpty manager who has no idea what he's doing. Farnborough of all places! So, as a customer relations exercise that was genius, how many services/ex services live in their catchment area?
 
#5
Morrisons seem to have a policy of not releasing any email addresses to the public, which is possibly wise from their point of view in light of this report.
 
#6
Not as good, but this is the Customer Services no. 0845 611 6111
 
#7
Pox_Dr said:
I feel that the Poppy & Remembrance Day is different.
The thing is that everyone feels their charity is different, which is probably why they have the policy....


msr
 
#8
Just a jobsworth lab rat of a junior manager who should never have been promoted beyond shelf stacker.

I'm sure this isn't company policy - or won't be when they realise what it might cost them.

Less reasons to shop at Morr-ee-sons......
 
#9
John_Charity_Spring said:
Just a jobsworth lab rat of a junior manager who should never have been promoted beyond shelf stacker.

I'm sure this isn't company policy - or won't be when they realise what it might cost them.

Less reasons to shop at Morr-ee-sons......
Try turning up on parade with an Oxfam badge on your uniform.

BSM: just a jobsworth lab rat of a gunner who should never have been promoted beyond humping ammunition?

msr
 
#10
I am currently trying to get through to Morrisons, I have been passed to 5 differant people, so far....just been passed around again.

Stand by.
 
#13
Just been told that no one is available to answer my question at the moment, but someone will call back.

We better hang fire until we have an official response!

I'm sure Morrisons would not want anyone to think that they are not keen supporters of the RBL, after all there are probably collectors outside Morrisons as we speak, and they have to get permis from the supermarket before they can collect.
 
#16
it is wrong if it is as clear cut as it sounds, but before the band wagon of outrage sets off do we know if it is some type of hygene rule depending on what part of morrisons the young man works in? was it an officail company rule or just some power crazed jobsworth probably with greasy unwashed hair and a myriad of facial piercings who has just hit puberty?
 
#18
Have to say I was in a morrisons branch the other day, with boxes on every counter and an old bloke manning a stall in the lobby - I think you're right in that this was just a jumped up little twerp of a junior manager stating "rules is rules" without common sense or any thought to the consequences or gravity of what he was saying - however I resent the accusation that he was a Lab Rat....
 
#20
jumpinmonkey said:
it is wrong if it is as clear cut as it sounds, but before the band wagon of outrage sets off do we know if it is some type of hygene rule depending on what part of morrisons the young man works in? was it an officail company rule or just some power crazed jobsworth probably with greasy unwashed hair and a myriad of facial piercings who has just hit puberty?
How dare you suggest that the venerable members of ARRSE would do such a thing, a pox on you Sir!

IIRC being a down to earth Northern supermarket, Morrison's are quite pro-forces (insofar as a supermarket can be pro-forces!).
 

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