So I've been at my job for almost four months and I'm still baffled by a few of the things that I have to do and have even acquiesced to a couple of things just because,well I'm so damn happy with my current place professionally. So that means I've dealt with having to get up at 6 AM to be in by 7:30 (you get used to it), I dress nicely, (which means no t-shirts for me.... ever....) but all in all, pretty much everything I've had to do is a small price to pay for good pay, 110% better benefits, a nice work environment and not being pissed off 16 of the 18 hours of a typical waking day. That doesn't mean there aren't things that make me feel a little silly.
Apart from your garden variety of protocollary things, I have to act like a stuffed animal handed out at company rallies and put on a pin. It's a bit weird because at first I couldn't help but feel like a bank teller or a stewardess, but in the end, it doesn't take that much to make these people happy. So I put on the pin and that's that.
Do I think it's monumentally silly? Well yes and no. I understand the merit in asking people to do that but I still can't help but think it a bit silly. I can understand higher ups, that have to live and breathe the brand constantly and on this point, I can see theirs, but still, it's silly, there's just no other way to describe it.