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December 02, 2008


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The Wall St. Journal instructs us that companies can still in these strapped times let employees do volunteer work on co. time - because, it explains,

the costs are typically minimal -- and the rewards can be substantial. Employee volunteers can enhance a firm's public image, serving as "brand ambassadors" while they're out helping their communities...

In fact, t was just this very consideration that St. Paul's Tentmaking Corp. used when he asked for time off to convert the heathen.

Phil Cubeta

Yeah, if business is slow, send the employees out to work on the soup lines. Later, when you do have to lay off the employees, your brand ambassadors, they can join the line and get the soup.

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