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Old 12-15-2010, 10:47 AM   #1
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The Bethelem, Pa.-based company that makes Hot Tamales candy offered its sales team an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii if it met its annual goals, and a trip to the nation's arctic tundra if it didn't.
The Just Born team did not meet its target and, yesterday, about two dozen salespeople gathered inside the 19-story Radisson hotel -- the tallest building in this frozen city.
Outside, the temperature was 7 degrees. The ground had 2 feet of snow.
Not exactly Hawaii: Honolulu was sunny, and a comfortable 82 degrees.
I hope this motivational practice doesn't catch on, but don't worry-- I'm sure the Hawaii Visitors & Conventions Bureau will be issuing a sternly-worded protest any minute now...
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I bet they have a great time there...
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I hope next year the HVCB offers to buy a bunch of Hot Tamales if they are close to their sales target. Rapid City is even more dreary than Fargo and that was during summer.

I can't even imagine how cold those places are during the winter. burrrr...
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Some of us get sent to places like that regardless of performance. Man, the 17th rate holes I have been dispatched to over the course of my career. Just glad I never had to go to the Minot office of the one client.
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Just glad I never had to go to the Minot office of the one client.
Ah, so that's where they hide the "real" books and carry on their fraudulent activities...
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Ah, so that's where they hide the "real" books and carry on their fraudulent activities...
No, that is where they have the giant call center staffed by soldiers' spouses.
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