Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Staff Development Day 2009

It is that time of year again. Our annual Staff Development Day is this next Tuesday, May 5th. We'll spend the day outside at a secret location, enjoying good food and learning new techniques. Last year we all painted and collaged as a group and then played bocci ball.

The Staff Development Day is one of the few times of the year that we all get together and reconnect. Our stores are open seven days a week, most of the year, and many of our core staff work part time schedules around the demands of family. We close the stores to allow as many staff members as possible to join us for the day and it is totally worth it. We're like a big, extended family and this is the summer family picnic, except without the hairy uncle that wants to talk for hours about the summer when he went to Indiana with your dad when they were teenagers, and without the really, really old great auntie who keeps asking whose baby you are.

I can hardly wait.