Well GOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNINNNNNG VIETNAM!
It’s 4 a.m and I’m at work on a Sat. morning. For the most part I can tell you this isn’t any fun, but I can also tell you that working weekends and off hours like this is really rare for me now (and wasn’t so rare a few years ago). So what better to do while trying to kill time in a small lab on the 20th floor at 4 a.m. than to blog about whatever comes to mind. So here we go!
FedEx Kinkos impressed me last week. I love this company and have always thought highly of how it treats the Team Members, but when they say they are going to put on a big event, you can usually count on there being some ” Ra Ra!!!” as I call it, and a little bit of fun. The Ra Ra is the standard “we are the best, we are doing well” , or ” we are not the best but are on the way to doing well” pep talks given by Sr. management. At this event there was no BS and no RA RA to be heard, and that impressed me. They rented out Texas Stadium and had a huge event open to all the local workers and their families. They had games and events for the kids, and food and fun for the adults as well. They brought in 2 Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and also the Dallas Desperado Dancers (indoor football). The big wigs and execs got up on stage and gave a little speach but it was just to give away prizes (including a plasma tv) and to say thanks. They didn’t mention any numbers, metrics, goals….
They just said thanks, and that was impressive to me.
As you might have guessed, I was lucky enough to be one of the photographers for the event. They don’t want me to share any pics of the people who work for the company at the event, but they said I could post the pics of the cheerleaders and dancers (I didn’t think you guys would have a problem with that ). I got some really nice pics (took 700!!!) and had a good time even though it was cold and I was too proud to wear a jacket. The poor Desperado dancers couldn’t wear their jackets, and stood there with goose bumps and a smile for about 3 hours. Those girls are tougher than I am for, there is no doubt about that.
I guess the bottom line of this blog post is …. My company is better than your company!!! !NA NA NA NA!!!