Today I was asked to make a 5g balm sample for a product that was put into production weeks ago.
The rationale for this tediously fiddly way to pass my time?
A new office manager felt it would be cheaper than using a finished product to present as a sample to the general public at one of our bricks and mortar stores 🤦♀️.
The finished product costs sub £1.20 packaged, I am rightly or wrongly slightly more expensive and painfully busy. The paperwork alone…
I very carefully declined though I’m keen to keep relations warm. Being only three months into this contract and recently transferred to the cosmetic formulating field my question is…is this normal? Should I say yes to these types of things from HO staff?
If you've got this far and feel like commiserating/providing perspective - what is the weirdest request you have been given while employed as a formulator?