~ by Jennifer Martell and Katie Favreau, Global-Z Co-Morale Officers

Tempus Fugit.  For those of you who don’t speak Latin, this phrase is commonly translated as “Time Flies.”  Nothing could be truer than that here at Global-Z.  The Co-Morale Officers wish to say “Happy Easter” to all our loyal fans.  First of all, we can’t believe it’s already time for another update, but here we are.  Secondly, I thought it appropriate to mention that my Co-Morale Officer, Katie recently celebrated her 5th anniversary here at Global-Z.  She is growing up so fast, and life at Global-Z wouldn’t be the same without her.  Thanks for all your hard work (on actual work stuff) and dedication to Co-Morale-ing.

What is Easter like at Global-Z?  That’s a fair question for newbies.  Last year everybody received a cute little Easter basket with Easter-themed goodies.  This year, we decided to kick it up a notch and institute the Official Global-Z Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  How does this work?  Well, you simply fill roughly a billion little plastic eggs with delicious Easter candy and then proceed to hide them around the office.  Even if they don’t admit it, adults enjoy this reminder of what it was like to be kids at Easter.  It is also an opportunity to score some candy that your kids (or significant other) don’t have access to.

During the cold winter months here in Vermont we do our best to brighten up the office.  Shrink-wrapped windows offered us a golden opportunity for scenery improvement.  Using dry erase markers, we found that we could successfully draw pictures on the shrink-wrap as well as less-successfully erase them to change the picture.  At Christmas, our windows were adorned with snowflakes, Christmas trees, gingerbread men and snowmen.  We even offered to improve other windows in the building.  My Co-Morale Officer, Katie cut wonderfully creative snowflakes out of paper headed for the recycling bin and then colored and hung them from various windows in the building.

By the time Valentine’s Day rolled around, heart-shaped decorations popped up all over the place, including a special skull-themed heart for a co-worker not overly fond of girly pink hearts.  Valentines were distributed by Katie along with little treats for everyone and were warmly received.  Some time in the coming months we will most likely be planning the Second Annual Global-Z Luau, and we will be sure to provide an update of the festivities.

What’s in a name?  We Co-Morale Officers observed that we are accumulating more and more names for ourselves and thought that they might be amusing to share.  If ever we decide to compete in a tag-team wrestling match, we will expect all of these monikers to be announced before we enter the ring.  They include, but will not be limited to: Co-Morale Officers, Ambassadors of Fun, The Boom Crew, Cubicle Toilet Paper-ers, and The Awesome Twins.  I’m sure we will accumulate more as we go along.   Until next time, we recommend continuing to pursue general office hilarity and minor mischief.  You’d be surprised how much you can raise your company morale.  Good luck, Mischief-Makers-In-Training!