It's a Great Day in South Carolina

That's the greeting that's now mandated to the employees of the state government of South Carolina by its governor Nikki Haley:

Haley said the change will boost the morale of state workers, remind them they work for the callers on the other end of the line and help her sell the state to employers.

“It’s part of who I am,” Haley said. “As hokey as some people may think it is, I’m selling South Carolina as this great, new, positive state that everybody needs to look at.”

Among the state agencies that are part of Haley’s Cabinet is the state’s prison system. Others include commerce, education, public safety and health.

Will that work to improve the morale of callers and those that answer the phones? Or is it just plain silly? What do YOU think the greetings should be?

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Hey, I live in SC and what Ms. Haley is doing is a joke. Our actual unemployment rate is closer to 20%, most people have simply stopped looking because they know there is nothing to be found. If Ms. Haley wants to help her people, she can start by paying attention to our actual needs and not our perceived "lack of morale". Telling someone calling an unemployment office that it's a great day is stupid. If they were having a great day they sure wouldn't be calling!
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Incomplete. It should read: "It's a Great Day in South Carolina and I'm a brain dead zombie. How can I help you?"

>> Greetings like this seem like a good idea to someone who has never, ever taken calls. To someone who has, they seem like a way to torture both employees and customer.

Couldn't agree more. Let the gov himself take calls like that for a month or so, let's see how he likes it. :D
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Huh. Well only someone from S.C. can say how they think things are there,so maybe my first thought doesn't apply, but the first thing that came to my mind was something I saw on Mythbuster's website the other day. Apparently you can polish a t.urd, but it still smells bad. :)
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