British city council bans smiling

We read:
"A council has asked staff not to smile when dealing with parking complaints - as it may make drivers angrier.

Staff on induction training for the parking complaints team at Brighton and Hove Council were told a smile could make a row worse.

A spokeswoman at the Tory authority said: "The training is designed to help staff use body language that would not inflame the situation."

But Mark Turner, of the GMB union, scoffed: "I find this astounding. They should focus on useful training that employees really need."


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