Governor Nikki Haley: “Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves”
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has done a perfect Scott Walker imitation. Reducing state employees’ health benefits and retirement pensions, constantly trashing the National Labor Relations Board for enforcing existing labor laws — been there done that.
South Carolina has an 11.1% unemployment rate and one out of every five state residents is on Medicaid. Nikki Haley’s solution: “Smile. Turn that frown upside down. Or you’re fired!”
State employees have been instructed to answer the phone with “It’s a great day in South Carolina.”
Her “reasoning” is that this phrase will put workers in a happy mood, as well as reminding them that they work for the public.
Also, they’re supposed to answer the phone after the second ring. When the phone rings that first time, employees will drop what they’re doing, smile, and say to themselves “Every day in every way I am getting better and better and better.” Then by the second ring they’ll be all perky and bubbling with enthusiasm and ready to chirp “It’s a great day in South Carolina.”