Having a drink on Friday night with Ben, Kingsley, of Kingsley and Moss, describes the settlement he offers to staff on having to close the firm.
Kingsley: So I thought I’d offer them a choice.
Ben: A choice.
Kingsley: Stay for two weeks and take one month severance. Or stay one month and take two months as severance.
Ben: Meaning that it gets harder to find a job the longer they stay? A case of carrot and stick? Do as I say or else?
Kingsley: I’d describe it more like carrot and carrot. Either way they win.
The if-then-else logic, often stated as:
…If condition Then statements [Else elsestatements ]…
…implies that the carrot is a reward and the stick is a punishment. Hmm, OK for pain-hating vegetarians perhaps but… would an SM carnivore see this choice as the carrot being a punishment and the stick a reward?