Post # 1
My boss wants to make t-shirts for the office using a take on the “Keep Clam and Carry On” meme.
While this does fit the particular project exceptionally well…I feel like that meme is so 2010. I feel kind of embarassed producing something using this idea since it seems so dated now.
Am I being overly sensitive, or am I right?
Post # 3
You are right. In fact the only possible motto that could be used on this theme is
“Keep Calm and Just Burn This Embarassingly Outdated T-Shirt”
Post # 4
Ok, HOW do I tell our CEO that? I need to come up with another idea STAT!
Any idea on good current meme’s or trends that could be worked into a message about stability?
Post # 5
I think wanting to put a meme on a t-shirt is embarassing regardless of what it is or how long it’s been around.
Post # 6
I bloody hope so. I find it offensive.
Post # 7
I don’t even read them anymore.
Post # 8
We are in high tech…so many of our people actually buy/wear meme and joke t-shirts on the regular. Not exactly a fashion forward group!
Post # 9
You find Keep Calm and Carry On offensive? Why?
Post # 11
I own a shirt that was made as a take on that phrase from March…and even then I thought it was outdated…
Post # 12
Because the meme trivializes it.
Post # 13
My former company’s CEO was sure that her flock of 20-something employees (child care center) would REALLY LOVE oversize unisex polos as a Christmas gift.
And we were all thinking “Please stop giving us crappy clothing and tote bags. We could use raises or gas cards.” But we said “Thank you, Omnipotent Boss Lady!”
So I’d probably go along with the CEO’s idea.
Post # 14
I hope to God it’s over. It always made me think of Freudian theories of female hysteria. No, sir, I will NOT keep calm. Thank you.
Post # 15
Well I want to save the team from that (and I’d have to take ownership of it, so it would look like my idea) so instead I think I’ll work with Marketing to try to come up with something more current. I just don’t think it’s acceptable to go to your boss with a critism of his idea without something to contribute myself.
In this case they aren’t meant as “gifts” (I mean, they’ll be free, but in our office we know what people really want is beer), but as something to keep people focused on an important goal. But I don’t want to damage our employer brand but putting out something a 45 year old misguidely think is still cool 😀
Post # 16
I hope it’s over. I always hated that meme. It’s been so commercialized and trivialized beyond it’s original meaning and purpose.