Boycott of “employee appreciation day”?

We’ve never loved the “e” word here at wisnet, and we work hard to avoid it. (We’re talking about the word “employee” if you’re not picking up what we’re putting down.) Despite that, conversations bounced around among team members over the last month about exactly what we could do to celebrate our awesome people today…

As we pondered the right or coolest thing to do for “employee appreciation day,” we ended up talking ourselves out of anything huge, fancy or elaborate. And here’s our reason why…

We feel fortunate to work with a team and in a culture that strives to acknowledge and appreciate each other every day. Not saying it’s easy or big actions every single day. It’s not always spoken either. But, the essence is there. In the grand scheme of things, we attribute it to collective effort to go above and beyond in making sure each person feels engaged, has the opportunity to share his/her voice and be heard – better yet, that they belong, are sincerely cared about and even celebrated. It’s often the little things … an unexpected team member’s quick ride to pick up Gilles ice cream cookies. #yum. Another’s dedication to being an ear to bend, with a friendly voice of reassurance or pep talk. Partnering on our passion projects inside and outside of office walls. Emphasis and care for staying healthy, with a focus on work/life balance, getting moving, and staying active. Hell, even St. Nick and Santa come to our office. (Some may still be waiting for the Easter bunny!) Trying to plan something big for employee appreciation day is like waiting to say “I love you” only on Valentine’s day. It just doesn’t make sense.

“Team Appreciation Day” instead = Bacon for everyone!

Okay, so maybe it’s not an actual boycott… just a twist on the day. Plus, who can turn away some delicious grub and camaraderie over lunch with one’s work pals.


Bacon deliciousness brought to you by our new “neighbors” at Sweet N Salty Pig!