Gary Hall (above) organised bad shirt day Friday to raise money for the Greenpeace campaign against the Japanese ‘scientific research’ into whales. What surprised me was that no one really wore what I’d call a bad shirt. Now, you’d expect that with a company full of computer nerds there would be some really bad shirts. Just about everyone admitted that they liked their bad shirt and they wore it only because they thought others would not like it. For our next fund raiser we need to organise a really bad shirt day with penalties for those who play it safe.
There was some healthy debate about the Greenpeace campaign against the Japanese – the kind of debate which is good for any open workplace where opinions are encouraged.