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October 9, 2007 at 11:11 pm #138795inariParticipant
Memo from the Making Work More Fun committee
October 10, 2007
FIRSTLY, a big thanks to everybody who took part in last week’s Frogmarch To Work Day, which raised over $230 for a worthy charity yet to be named, though it’ll probably have something to do with wildlife or sick kids.
This amount wasn’t as much as we raised with the phenomenally successful Drive Your Car to Work Day, but it was a lot more than we managed to get for Bring Your Secret Teenage Shame to Work Day, which in retrospect was ill-conceived – though we do thank Samuels in Advertising for sharing with us those personal video recordings from the mid-1980s. We wish him well with his surgery.
This month sees another full calendar of special event days for you all to participate in. However, please take note of some amendments we have needed to make as a result of concerns raised by certain members of staff.
We have decided to relent to overwhelming staff demands and ban Bring Your Kids to Work Day. This is not so much because the children were having a detrimental effect on productivity by screaming and setting fire to things, but because their noisy presence at crucial high-level board meetings was tending to wake senior executives.
After last year’s unfortunate series of “mishaps”, Bring Your Pet to Work Day will this year be more accurately referred to as Bring Your Friendly, Non-Violent Pet to Work Day. This may upset the owners of bull mastiffs and German shepherds, but Anastasia from Display is still in mourning over the loss of Pollyanna and Twinky, who we all agree were a couple of adorable little guinea pigs.
This year Dress Up As Your Favourite Star Wars Character Day will not fall on the same day as Dress Up As Your Favourite Lord of the Rings Character Day. Admittedly, the fighting between the Leias and the Gandalfs provided much amusement, but the police tell us that they will no longer attend to calls unless a Chewbacca is involved. Note also that Star Trek Day has been abandoned because everybody always turns up as Spock.
After much discussion with management we have also decided not to continue with the very popular Bring a Bucket of Sand to Work Day. We realise that many of you derived much joy in using the sand to build castles and to blind senior executives by throwing it in their faces before relieving them of their wallets and watches. The committee understands this was all done in a spirit of fun and has no in-principle problem with it, but the cleaners have complained about how hard it is getting the stuff out of the carpet.
But most of this month’s special days will continue as normal – including: Work From Home Day; I’ll Laugh Even Though I Didn’t Quite Get That Joke Day; Call Me By My Porn Star Name Day; Yes I Am Using the Internet In Company Time for Personal Use and I Don’t Give a Toss Day; Don’t Screw With Me Or I’ll Take Your Head Off At The Shoulders Day; and, that perennial favourite, I Got On The Wrong Train And Didn’t Notice For 40 Minutes Which Is Why I’m Late Day.
We also look forward to the debut of Tell People What You Really Think Of Them Day, which follows the success last year of Pretend Your Co-worker Is Your Friend Day.
There will be another Bring a Plate Day, though to avoid confusion and accusations that the day has no point, it will be more accurately known as Bring a Plate With Some Food On It To Share With Other People Day.
Unfortunately, we found that some people did not quite get into the spirit of Give Jim Schembri $10 Day, which is particularly disappointing when it was made very clear that he would accept cheques and promissory notes, so long as they were co-signed by a lawyer.
Hoping for greater success this year, a rock-solid, ironclad assurance is hereby given that every single cent raised on this day will go directly to a worthwhile charity, after some modest deductions have been made to cover the costs of accounting, administration, bookkeeping, therapeutic massage, meal allowances, transport and various other miscellaneous items.
Thank you all.
(From ‘The Age’ newspaper 10th October 2007)October 10, 2007 at 1:34 am #146532IcarusParticipantQuote:We have decided to relent to overwhelming staff demands and ban Bring Your Kids to Work Day. This is not so much because the children were having a detrimental effect on productivity by screaming and setting fire to things, but because their noisy presence at crucial high-level board meetings was tending to wake senior executives.
AWWWW….. Someone took the time to write about my monsters. :rofl:
Thanks, Inari. I needed a good laugh.
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