Yes, there is a story to this. A particular individual decided, out of the warmth of his heart, to go out of his way to berate one of our program managers for wearing a tie to a meeting. "Ties are not part of EF Data's culture," he proclaimed. We didn't let the fact that he was right get in the way of an opportunity to express that berating program managers for no reason was also not part of EF Data's culture. The next day we made history by all wearing ties to work.
It hasn't happened since.
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