It seems honesty is not the best policy
Faltering tech giant WeWork is eliminating many of its honor system snack kiosks (some outlets are reporting that all are being eliminated, although a statement from WeWork indicates that this is not the case). While the change is reportedly not a cost-cutting measure, it is happening at a time when the company is frantically attempting to reduce spending, having apparently lost major control of its finances. The reading-between-the-lines message behind the decision to eliminate the so-called “Honesty Markets” (a truly cringeworthy name) is that people were possibly stealing from them.
The moral of the story here: stealing is bad, and nice things will be taken away from you if you do it (although a WeWork statement indicates that other food offerings will take the place of any killed-off Honesty Markets). After all, you don’t get something for nothing — unless you’re WeWork founder Adam Neumann, who managed to juice $1.7 billion out of the company while it prepares for massive layoffs. That’ll teach ‘em.
And in other news...
- Black farmers are suing a chicken supplier for Burger King and Walmart, alleging that the supplier put onerous extra demands to black farmers, but nobody else it purchased from. [Modern Farmer]
- The Washington Post ponders how you can put on a sustainable Thanksgiving. It’s more complicated than you’d think. [WaPo]
- It’s looking like canned tuna company Bumble Bee Foods will file for bankruptcy, and it’s looking for somebody to buy it. This comes two years after the company was caught price-fixing. [LA Times]
- A woman has been sentenced to 15 days in prison after throwing a milkshake at Florida Republican and general weenie Matt Gaetz. Gaetz, who apparently has nothing better to do, showed up to the sentencing to push for prison time. [Jezebel]
- Serve corn nuts at Thanksgiving? Sure, it’s a solid workaround for those participating in no-nut November. [Lifehacker]
- People in eight states from coast to coast have fallen ill after eating possibly E. coli-tainted prepared chicken Caesar salads. [NBC]
- Do you care about the zesty sauce at Burger King? If so, take note that they’re running out because of a shortage of horseradish. [Business Insider]
- Gird your loins, Colonel Sanders stans: the “KFC Museum” (or Harland Sanders Café and Museum) in Corbin, Kentucky is getting a makeover. [QSR Magazine]