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What is done by management?

What is done by management?

What is done by management?

(OP)

A sign in a laundry shop nearby (its functions include dry cleaning and laundry services, as well as providing coin-operated washers and dryers for self-service):

CODE

PLEASE
NO SMOKING
NO EATING OR DRINKING
NO LINT SCREEN CLEANING
THIS IS DONE BY MANAGEMENT
Do you think management is allowed to smoke there?
  

RE: What is done by management?




I would not thing that it would be a particularly good idea for a laundry and dry cleaning establishment to allow anyone to smoke on the premises.

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

RE: What is done by management?

(OP)

Skip,
I think I was not clear enough.

I was trying to ask what's your  impression from reading that sign (even though you are probably right about it not being a good idea, and I think smoking is not even legal in most public places around here).

Would you think that only lint screen cleaning is done by management (that's what they were trying to say), or that smoking, eating, and drinking as well?

RE: What is done by management?

It certainly is a bogus sign but it doesn't say:

"THESE ARE DONE BY MANAGEMENT" so it probably means that Management only acts on the last item "NO LINT SCREEN CLEANING".

I'd fire the sign maker!!

sam




 

RE: What is done by management?

Because "This" is a singular pronoun, it refers only to it's immediate antecedent, which is lint cleaning.

That being said, it's a poorly written sign.  It would have been far clearer to combine the last two lines as one
"NO LINT SCREEN CLEANING, THIS IS DONE BY MANAGEMENT"
 

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RE: What is done by management?

Well, "THIS" could also be referring to the posting of the sign.

 

RE: What is done by management?

==> Well, "THIS" could also be referring to the posting of the sign.
Grammatically, that would be worse.

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RE: What is done by management?

The virtually unequivocal wording would be:

CODE

PLEASE
NO LINT SCREEN CLEANING (MANAGEMENT CLEANS THE SCREENS)
NO SMOKING
NO EATING OR DRINKING

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: What is done by management?

I think the sign is there to prevent you from examining the lint screens, because you could perhaps reveal, that no lint screen cleaning is done by management.

Bye, Olaf.

RE: What is done by management?

or maybe they collect the lint, for nefarious purposes, such as:

Hidden:

Brain: We must prepare for tomorrow night.
Pinky: Why? What are we going to do tomorrow night?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!


or perhaps, they are trying to use it for a movie. Ah, no, there already is a film called "Lint the Movie" (spoiler: has nothing to do with lint)

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
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RE: What is done by management?

>Well, "THIS" could also be referring to the posting of the sign.


I agree. I suspect  that

THIS IS DONE BY MANAGEMENT

Should have read something like

By Order of the Management

RE: What is done by management?

Here are my assumption about the said sign:

Management displaying an excellent prowess of the English language.(Not)

Perhaps the person who "made" the sign was upset at the repeat offending and used Management in vain.

Perhaps there is no Management and it is a construct of someone with the same beef as mentioned above.

ACSS - SME
General Geek



RE: What is done by management?

(OP)

To answer some of the questions, the establishment is run by an immigrant owner, with the help of his minor son and an immigrant employee with her minor kid - no other 'management' exists to my knowledge. (I would suspect that they might have ordered the sign from another small business run by an immigrant.)

And I tend to agree with Olaf that "the sign is there to prevent you from examining the lint screens, because you could perhaps reveal, that no lint screen cleaning is done by management", or at least not as often as they should have - but I always chuckle when I see it.
 

RE: What is done by management?

The real reason that people don't want their dryer lint removed...it wastes an important un-natural resource for artists.

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: What is done by management?

'Lint screen cleaning by Management only' would cover it (and Management (in lint) too no doubt!).

The internet - allowing those who don't know what they're talking about to have their say.

RE: What is done by management?

The simple No ... statements are all that is needed on the sign.
Do the customers need to know how the link screens are cleaned? I think not, they only need to know they are not allowed to do it!

KISS

Computers are like Air conditioners:-
Both stop working when you open Windows

RE: What is done by management?

Quote:

Because "This" is a singular pronoun, it refers only to it's immediate antecedent, which is lint cleaning.

True, but not the whole story.  It could refer equally well to the collection (also singular) of activites which preceded it.

Tony

RE: What is done by management?

Wow Santa - Too bad Christmas has already passed. At least one of those would have been on my wish list had I known. :)

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