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S5E1 Staff Retreat

by How things are made



Originally part of the "How Things Are Made Season 5 Podcast"


released July 8, 2019

1: Paving Asphalt

Corporate work retreats. Nobody is sure who likes them, but some people know how to drink with the boss better than others. This episode shows the work retreat cycle: a full day of team building and strategic planning, an evening of alcohol-induced flirting, unintentional, dancing, feats of strength, somebody talks about god, you warn people about your snoring, the results of your personality test say hungover and generally on-board.

2: Marshmellow Cookies

This week on staff retreats: The Pendington Chip Company announces this year's retreat accommodations and the crew from accounting makes marshmallow cookies from scratch. The office kitchen has never smelled better. Did you reserve your spot in the carpool yet? I'll be riding with Kristen in her new Yaris. Want to join? We'll be listening to the new murder podcast on the way. Let me know. We're just gonna meet at the office around 7:30.

3: Loudspeakers

The communication exercises worked. The divide between upper management and middle management has finally blurred. The company strategy is apparent, but who invited the interns? Todays breakfast: coffee, juice, and cold muffins served with butter packets.

4: Electronic Door Locks

The following music will be pumped into your room until all employees have signed the PTO waiver. As a reminder, if your accrued PTO balance exceeds your projected PTO balance, you may not exchange the complimentary lanyard for the flashlight keyring. If your PTO balance projection was unable to be forecasted because you live in a bag of chips, you are now board chair.

Thank you,

B. Riordan, CTO
D. Bernabo, COO
M. Aelmore, CMO


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