“Why aren’t you at your desk?”: The vending machine which speaks in your boss’ voice – to foster “better communication”

first_img Are internal comms in your company lacking a certain je ne sais quoi? One manufacturer has a solution: the corporate vending machine, which speaks in the boss’ voice.Yep, Japanese (naturally) company Dydo Drinco has rolled out machines that speak in the boss’ voice at a “number of businesses”, according to The Japan Times. The machines can be programmed to make up to five comments like “thank you” or “you must be tired” (or, indeed, “are you sure you need that can of Coke, fatty?”, “what are you doing away from your desk?” etc) in the voice of the company’s boss. Apparently, the idea is to foster “better communication”, the paper reported. The first company to install the vending machines was Kyoto-based taxi company MK co, whose vending machines feature president Nobuaki Aoki making comments such as “Drive safe without any accident” and “Groom yourself well and smile”. Surprisingly benevolent, given the possibilities…. Thursday 10 September 2015 9:30 am “Why aren’t you at your desk?”: The vending machine which speaks in your boss’ voice – to foster “better communication” Emma Haslett Show Comments ▼center_img Share whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comlast_img read more