At the top of the list would be this video:
Actually, all of the Wendy’s training videos. These are the products of a demented executive. I ask you, what is going on here? Are they serious? Who are they? And why do they think I want to work at Wendy’s?
(Full disclosure: I’ve worked at Pizza Hut and at a KFC/Taco Bell, so I am not completely without sin.)
Megan pointed out that what these videos imply is that the makers know that working at Wendy’s is mind-numbingly boring and so they are going to try and simply entertain you instead. Which, I must admit, they succeed at doing, though perhaps not in the way they mean.
It is hard to believe that anyone took these things seriously. Even if the goal was to entertain the employees, it’s unlikely that they learned from raps or songs any better than they did from experience.
Which is all to say that these videos are the silliest serious things I’ve seen in a long time. It was the 1980s, sure, but the videos reek of someone trying to be hip when, for the most part, an employee would prefer to skip the videos altogether and just work. At least I know I wanted to. I watched training videos when I started working at Pizza Hut that explained how to deliver pizzas. I was nineteen, and, so, young, and, so, might not have been able to figure it all out on my own.
All I can say is thank God for training videos! Otherwise, how would you learn how to pour ice tea?
At least, you wouldn’t learn it so musically.