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MGM's Cirque Du Diversity

By JohnH on Thursday, 21st February 2013 1:53pm
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The story of Steve Wynn's Miss Spectacular is most certainly a well known one. It supposedly had everything one could want out of a Las Vegas-based, Broadway-style musical: Steve Wynn, music by Jerry Herman, showgirls, and more Steve Wynn.

However, have you heard about MGM's home grown musical? The one that all employees are being forced to see for mandatory HR diversity training exclusively experiencing all by themselves?

Well, if you haven't, allow me to introduce you to MGM Resorts Presents Inspiring Our World: Diversity Training Evolved! Really rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?

Much like the aforementioned spectacular, it has everything you could dread about a half- baked mandatory HR diversity training program: inspirational songs, saccharinely emotional personal testimonials, Jim Murren in a muscle fit long-sleeved MGMRI logo polo, renewable energy-themed rap songs, and Swahili phrases that can only translate to "Yeah, the urban planning minor who thought up CityCenter came up with another bright idea." Not only is entertaining, it's engaging. It's even inspiring.

This is any front line employee's worst nightmare; the kind of thing that only someone sitting in an off-site, non-customer facing office building would think it could inspire or engage an employee who's been worn thin by low rolling frat boys playing $5 blackjack at Excalibur. This isn't a "Henry V" call to arms motivator. This is a mandatory high school assembly about saving yourself for marriage. This is hackneyed force fed Big Belly Buffet corporate psychobabble bullshit. But five minutes of it sure is funny to watch.

So, please enjoy!

And might I suggest that next year they mount an all-female version of "Sweeney Todd" starring Bellagio's blackjack dealers...

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Comments & Discussion:

I still can't believe this is real. Only reason I know it has to be is because Marilyn couldn't even make shit like that up. True corporate gold plated poo.


And now we know what happened to the old Lion King costumes.

I had always wondered what happened to the "Up With People" group and it appears they're writing corporate shows for MGM.....

"Renewable energy-themed rap songs" doesn't even begin to describe the horror. Wow.

jim, Jim... JIIIIMMM!!!

Have you made any money yet?


Well why dontcha work on that and then come back and talk to me about concentrating the company's efforts on "diversity" (which now includes green energy?) and maybe a little less on RESORT FEES...

It's even worse than I thought it would be. Stunningly cheesy.

What are you doing?

lmfao. I thought this was a joke at first.

Of all the things to write a recycling song about, they chose food? Food? "We recycle food! Yes food!"
I guess that explains the Excaliber Buffet.

They should've just brought in the guys from Avenue Q to perform a rendition of "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist."

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