Last week was a busy week. Another reason to laze up on blogging. 😉
Anyhow, I do have at least one legitimate albeit not weighty enough reason of not posting much last week, preparation for our company’s Family Week!
I mentioned I’ve worked for the same company going on 9 years now and one of the things I love about ‘this’ company aside from finding dear husband here and notwithstanding the outdated medical benefits is, the programs and activities that involve the family! I am one of the *ahem* energetic member of the Health and Family Welfare committee. We have several committees, one involving security and loss, environmental committee (they do coastal clean-ups and tree planting), 5S committee, emergency response and of course the health and family welfare committee (I think I may have missed on one or two). We have several clubs too, photography, badminton, tennis, runners, football, glee/choir club to name some. We are a relatively close-knit of a company in my opinion, as of counting I think we are around 600++ associates.
Anyhow, the highlight for this week’s activities is the DEPENDENTS’ Day on Friday October 28. I don’t know exactly how this evolved (I think this started out as a birthday sort of blow-out of one American director before, not so sure, will get back to you on this) and we try to make this a yearly event but during the recession, we didn’t have one. The main purpose is for our dependents’, meaning our kids are given a chance to visit/see where their parents work and what and how they work. Pretty cool, right? Typically the age bracket starts at 4 to 12 years old, I think. Last year the director suggested we have to make a little twist and have our dependents’ experience being an employee for a day, so it was an all adult and a grade schooler thing. It was a success! This year we are bringing again, cuteness thus the 2-7 year old group, there will be lots of activities and yep, trick or treat!