What we say

Thank you

Fucking say thank you

Dec 5, 2016

Yup. That’s an F bomb.

An F bomb encouraging people to be polite.

At P&G, we believe manners matter. A lot. They make for a happy workplace, connected clients and strong community relationships.

But we also believe in being authentic and true to yourself. So reinforcing the importance of saying thank you – with our usual fucking gusto – is important to us.

And yet, I’ll admit … I waffled on using that word. I got scared. What if someone didn’t want to work with us because of it? What if they were offended? I actually made the team modify the truth in an early version we used, to be “F*&%ing say thank you.”

But I was wrong. If an entity isn’t comfortable working with us because we’re a bit brazen and bold, that’s a pretty good indicator it isn’t going to be a great fit for either party. I’m glad the team helped me see I needed to go all in on the #Truths for them to live up to their name.

And so, I fucking say thank you to the P&G family. Bosses can be wrong, and that’s okay. It’s one of the many lessons I’m grateful to have learned from our lovely little family.

I’ve also learned a little gratitude goes a long way, whether it’s with your co-workers, your clients, your vendors or your neighbors. Let’s all get out those thank you notes and let someone know how much we appreciate them.

Tags: #Truths, manners matter, workplace, community, Office culture

Kate Snyder, APR

Kate Snyder, APR

Kate Snyder focuses her head and heart on creating communication that makes our world better for everyone. She is dedicated to uplifting women in business, she’s a passionate advocate for the arts, and she makes it her mission to ensure those without a microphone are heard loud and clear.

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