I think some of you might have seen this promotion clip on TV about the employment of senior PMETs. Though the intent was all for the benefits of PMETs and how valuable seniors can be in an organization, I think the story line has some very serious and undesirable messages that the producer has missed or overlooked. If I am not mistaken, it was produced by Tafep.
The clip was about how a young Indian PME sneaked into a senior Chinese PME's computer in the night, read and stole his idea and made a presentation to the management. The staff was highly praised by the Chinese CEO for his great presentation and the CEO made the right decision to hire him. Though the young PME confessed that the idea was stolen from the senior PME and acknowledged the latter’s effort, what was the message or moral of the story?
It is ok to steal another person’s idea? It is ok to sneak or break into another person’s computer? It is ok to make a presentation using other people’s idea without his knowledge and permission? And this is clever, worthy of being praised!
And the CEO came out looking like a fool. And the staff whose idea was stolen did not mind and sheepishly accepted the after thought, that someone was honourable enough to admit that it was his idea after all.
There is another more dangerous message in the whole clip that would incur the wrath of some people when looked from the racial angle.
I am wondering how such a story could pass muster and be allowed to be aired. I am equally surprised that the racists did not cry father and cry mother. I saw the clip twice at prime time TV and I am sure many people must have seen it too. Maybe the racists have not. I am not sure if it is still being aired or withdrawn.