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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:31 PM

6. OK, here's my "I met Ralph Stayer, CEO - Johnsonville Foods" story.

Long story short, the guy's a douche!

Back in the 90's, I worked for a Fortune 500 company based in Madison, Wi.
At one of our management gatherings, Ralph Stayer was one of the invited speakers and I later chatted with him.

His big 'management/CEO revelation' was when he said to himself one day "I'm the CEO, I don't need to go into the production area and taste the sausage anymore."
There was sort of a sneering arrogance in his arrival at this thesis, which has led me to recount this experience whenever discussing how corporations turn into monsters.

To me , this is the very thing that's wrong with business in America. CEO's are disconnected from the product and people, and solely focused on marketing and the bottom line.

Also, for kicks, I went over to Wikipedia and found this gem-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnsonville_Foods

Animal welfare controversy
In 2013, Johnsonville Foods came under public pressure to stop using gestation crates. A Change.org petition asked the company to stop purchasing pork products from suppliers that confine breeding pigs to cages that restrict their ability to turn around during pregnancy. The petition was supported by The Humane League and acquired over 73,000 signatures. Two months later, Johnsonville Foods stated it would be working with its suppliers to move from gestation stall housing to alternative pregnant sow housing by 2025.

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