A big corporation recently hired several cannibals.
“You are all part of our team now,” said the human resources representative during the welcoming briefing. “You will receive all of the usual benefits, and we must ask that you go to the cafeteria for lunch. Please do not, I repeat, please do not, eat any of the other employees.”
The cannibals promised they would not dine on employees.
Four weeks later, their boss remarked, “You’re all working very hard, and I’m satisfied with your work. However, one of our secretaries has disappeared. Do any of you know what happened to her?”
The cannibals all shook their heads no.
After the boss had left, the leader of the cannibals said to the others, “Which one of you idiots ate the secretary?”
A hand raised hesitantly, and the leader of the cannibals continued, “You fool! For four weeks we’ve been eating managers and supervisors, and no one noticed anything. But n-o-o-o… you had to go and spoil everything by eating someone important!”
- Corporate Social Responsibility – an increasingly integrated approach (benoitcentral.wordpress.com)