I think that those who laugh together will work well together and since I’ve been here at Turner, I’ve had many laughs with my fellow coworkers. This has created a relationship between us that allows us to have a sense of humor at work and gives us the ability to joke around with one another. It’s also important to know your audience and where the line is at all times so you don’t cross it. I would like to give an example of a recent laugh that we had that involved bringing sweets into the office.
Every Friday at Intel, there is an employee that brings doughnuts for the team and this is all expensable through Turner so you don’t have to pay out-of-pocket. The person who is suppose to do it every week is working nights so he won’t be able to do it, so he sent out an email asking for others to help. Here is the following email that he sent:
The time has come to decide who will acquire the single largest responsibility for the Turner Intel Team: Doughnut Duty. Unfortunately I am working nights this week, Calvin has Friday off, and Tyson has Jury Duty. Therefore, the torch must be passed on. Somebody will have a chance to show their greatness, their leadership, their courage, and most importantly – their dedication to Building the Future. The question is – who is ready to step up to the plate!?
It’s a task that nobody wants to bear on their shoulders but someone has to do it, so I decided it was my time. So I made this meme and then I hit “reply all”.