To the cheap jerks that run my company:
Listen up. This weekend, I attended the annual Summer Party thrown by my fiancee Isaac's company. Look at how festive the atmosphere is and more importantly, look how happy everyone is...
By the way, what you're looking at is a photo of his company's actual office grounds. There are places for employees to sit outside and see the sun and get some oxygen to their brains. Sun=serotonin. Serotonin=happy.
Even the caterers from Taqueria El Zarape in Montebello were having fun. Here is one of the caterers doing the "I love to make tacos" dance.
There were also free condiments for us to take. They did not charge $0.15 for a lemon wedge or $0.10 for a cup of water like they do at our nasty hospital food cafeteria.
Best of all, the free catered food was DELICIOUS. Complimentary AND quality food? Imagine that! Succulent carne asada, al pastor and pollo were freshly made and served on two layers of pillowy soft corn tortillas. A few splashes of their fiery salsa roja and a couple squirts of lime and we were in taco heaven. I scarfed these down along with the velvety rich refried beans and fluffy Mexican rice that came on the side. And they were so good I went back for seconds.
Awesome food, live music and great conversation amongst coworkers that actually like each other was made even better by vodka tonics and margaritas from the OPEN bar. Oh, and in case you didn't know, most normal people do have personal lives and families outside of work, so all the employees were encouraged to bring their spouses, significant others, kids, and dogs (yes, dogs!) to the festivities.
So what's the problem, yo? You run a multi-billion dollar company so why can't you stop being cheap bastards and invest a little more in your people? Your stinginess breeds anger and bitterness instead of happiness and teamwork. Take me as an example! Why, I'm sitting here bitching and blogging instead of working.
I'm not asking for immediate change. Just think about it. Take the model and pictorial essay that I just presented to you and think hard about how happy employees can be even more profitable to the company. In fact, go mull it over some kick-ass tacos. Here's the address:
Taqueria El Zarape
2575 Via Campo
Montebello, CA 90640
(BTW, I know what the rest of you are saying...just quit yer bitching already and get another job. Rest assured, I'm working on it!)