[Stiggers] The Four-Way Test


Ken Stiggers

Miss Doodle Mae: "The staff of Jojo's Discount Dollar Store just finished the daily staff meeting, similar to the meeting seen on the television series ‘Hill Street Blues.' Our morning meeting is a great opportunity to prepare for the work day. After a strategy session, it's time for questions, concerns, and answers from the staff and Jojo.

"The concern of the morning came from Chief Crazy Brotha, our new arts and creative endeavors section manager. Chief Crazy Brotha asked Jojo if it's necessary to capitalize on ghetto citizens by having various and different store sale throughout the year.

"Jojo appropriately addressed Chief Crazy Brother's concern."

Jojo: "If you're wondering if I'm a capitalist, maybe I am. But I consider myself a concerned businessperson who capitalizes on providing needed services to my community. When I started Jojo's Discount Dollar Store, I promised to fulfill the needs of my customers by selling them affordable products. I vowed to provide health-care benefits for part-time and full-time employees from the Ghetto Science community. And I committed to maintain the dignity and trust of my staff and customers by applying the guidelines of the Four-Way Test: Is it the truth; is it fair to all concerned; will it build goodwill and better friendships; will it be beneficial to all concerned."

Miss Doodle Mae: "Jojo made it plain for Chief Crazy Brother. Immediately, we opened the store for our Pre-Mother's Day Church Hat, Purse and House Shoe sale—where everything's a dollar."


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