Mascot – Part-Timer Tucker

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We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce our official part-time mascot, Tucker. From time to time, Tucker likes to supervise the Royal Team with his fellow full time dog companions Wille & Walker.

Key Stats:

  • Name: Tucker Gene Cull
  • Breed: Samoyed
  • Birthday: 10/2009
  • Favorite Food: Bananas
  • Best Friends: Willie & Walker

Favorite Things To Do:

  • Eat cookies
  • Play with Leo the Lion
  • Watch Twilight Movies with Mom
  • Come to Work with Dad
  • Wear Bow-Ties
  • Play Outside in the Snow

We look forward to the days when Tucker tours the office, charming everyone in his path!

Trapped in the Busy Snare?

Burning the candle at both ends

Some time ago, an opinion article was circling around the Twitterverse from New York Times writer Tim Kreider discussing how “busy” people seem to be these days. The piece is quick to get the point:

It’s almost always people whose lamented busyness is purely self-imposed: work and obligations they’ve taken on voluntarily, classes and activities they’ve “encouraged” their kids to participate in. They’re busy because of their own ambition or drive or anxiety, because they’re addicted to busyness and dread what they might have to face in its absence.

While it may be physically impossible to insert extra time into your employee’s day, try to take a moment out of YOUR day and appreciate all the little things that your co-workers do for you. Whether its remembering to turn the coffee pot on in the morning, shutting the blinds at night, or just plain doing their jobs well, acknowledgement does wonders in making the work environment a little less “busy” and a lot more productive.

(Oh, and we love the Richard Scarry reference buried in the middle of the article!)

You can find a link to the full article here.