Grassroots… From The Top, Please
from the not-working-so-well dept
Last week HP got some PR coverage about a “grassroots” petition in the company from employees showing that they supported the much maligned merger plans with Compaq. However, many HP employees are saying that the “grassroots” nature of the petition is very misleading, since it actually came from HP’s corporate communications department. It seems that such tactics are only making employees who were not happy about the potential merger even more unhappy. They used this opportunity to speak out to News.com saying how many of their coworkers did not support the merger at all (partly because they know that many of their jobs are at risk should the merger go through). I always find it amusing when companies try to stir up “grassroots” support for anything.