For those of us who read the internal Airgas bulletin, there's a loud message between the lines. While heads roll and budgets tighten at the local level in our attempt to improve earnings, Radnor is crowing about Prince Peter's company-funded sailing adventure.... and trying to sell it as a valuable promotional tool for our business. Either Peter and his cronies really think we are all fools and will cheer the adventures of Bowtie Down Under, or simply don't care what we think.
We in the field have had to stop buying things like gimme caps and calendars for customers in order to save money. All so we could buy the CEO a sailboat cruise for Christmas.
You don't have to go halfway around the world to be out of touch with the associates and stockholders, but it's as good a place as any to prove the point.