Employee Name Tags

One of the nice things about Disney World is the name tags. They have the first name, and where they are from. We had a wonderful conversation with a husband-wife team from a town just down the road from where I grew up. It’s nice to see where people are from. In Las Vegas some casinos have their employees do the same thing. It can trigger a conversation and give you a nice instant connection with someone. This is a nice idea for those tourist destinations where both the staff and the customers are from all over.

California Pizza Kitchen just outside Atlanta’s perimeter highway? C’mon. I didn’t need to be informed that Brenda was from Guadalajara. It just doesn’t work. And you know what? 70% of your staff is from Central America. Instead of connecting me to the employees, it reminds me of class differences. Kind of a downer.

And you are California Pizza Kitchen! You are not “CPK”. I will not “Locate a CPK in my area”, or “register with CPK”. Get over yourself.

5 thoughts on “Employee Name Tags”

  1. I have no problems with KFC because it started as a grassroots movement. It was like Obamania, sweeping the nation. Ditto with Mickey Ds, which has also been coopted.

  2. What are your feelings about KFC? I think it started on the grass roots level, but has been so embraced by the official marketing and advertising campaign that it has a corporate feel to it now. Still, it is convenient…

  3. Papa’s and McDs both came from the people. As far as I know, this was imposed by corporate in a fake attempt to be hip.

    Admittedly, I do not live in California, perhaps it is the height of cool there to get dinner at the “CPK”.

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