They should at least be given extra pay for this!
Posters provide a logical and cost-effective way of communicating to a particular target market. When placed correctly, attractive posters can lure nearby people into a specific event and alert them of an upcoming product or service. But in the recent years, a lot of employees are ‘used’ to promote stores by staying outside their work area for hours, trying to attract people with posters hung around their necks.
Facebook user Dexter Ryan Coro Suarez voiced out his opinion regarding how employers are used as ‘promotional posters’ and gained a lot of support from other users. His Facebook post read:
“I really hate it and it pains me when establishments make their employees do this. Humans are not MADE and BORN to be doing this. It is not only dehumanizing, but also embarrassing. I am not saying that this is not a noble job. What I’m trying to say is that, with the advent of technology, companies or establishments can make use of what’s available other than HUMANS. Products of technology can’t serve food, nor can they attend to customer needs. We have HUMANS for that. And for THIS type of PROMOTIONAL JOB, we have others – NOT HUMANS – made for this. HUMANS ARE NOT PROMOTIONAL POSTERS.”
According to Suarez, humans—though they are paid to work—shouldn’t be given this kind of work, especially when it is degrading for workers to do such jobs. In the photo, a crew member of a certain fast food chain can be seen ‘promoting’ their restaurant, while standing for hours under the hot sun.
What are your thoughts regarding the issue?