Globederby19 Posted March 20 Share Posted March 20 (edited) The Megapolytech(oops, not allowed to call it that anymore) chief executive has sent a 30 page memo to all staff at the 16 polytechs under its control, regarding the organisations written and verbal communications. This is not policy, he stated , but purely guidelines (Yeah right). So under the "guidelines " the words "student" and "trainee" are discouraged and should be replaced with "akonga" or learner. The words "employee" and "staff" are also discouraged and should be replaced with "kaimahi", "colleagues, "work friends ", "whanau", or 'te pukenmga". "Husband "and "wife" are out and replaced with spouse or partner. Machine-made, artificial, or synthetic replaces "manmade". Here's a real doozy: Treaty of Waitangi is gone and now referred to as Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The chief executive in an interview said, and I quote " There has been no complaints and comments from the staff have been positive". Ummmm, I thought you weren't allowed to to say "staff "anymore. The Lunacy continues Edited March 20 by Globederby19 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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