RIVALRY At The Patch!
Yep, The Patch’s great divide has occurred, and co-workers have turned to rivals this summer. Well, we still love each other, but now there’s just a little healthy competition thrown into the equation.
If you’ve been in the store recently, you may have noticed a big poster board behind the main cash. This board is sacred to us. It’s divided into four, hence the four teams we’ve been split into. These teams consist of: Team Indecsive (lame, we know, but that’s what you get for not being able to decide on a team name after a month of summer), Benny and the Jets, the Sour Patch Kids, and the Rebel Squadron. Our score-keeping system may cause a flashback to elementary school, but hey, it works for us. We use spirit stars to keep track of not only which team is full of enthusiasm this summer, but also which individual Patchie.
So, where does the competition start? Let us first draw your attention to the theme days. The Patchies that go all out and have ridiculously amazing costumes earn themselves two stars (that’s the top of the crop). The Patchies that wear a mediocre costume earn themselves one, and the Patchies that are just no fun and don’t dress up get absolutely nothing (but shame). We also hangout a lot outside of work, and when we do, we like to have some relays every so often. This is where many of the team spirit points come from, and these points are the final determining point for the top team at the end of summer.
Other than pride and bragging rights, the winning teams gets a day full of fun, provided by our ever-so-loving boss. So there is definitely an incentive! Come by and checkout the Spirit Board, and we’ll tell you whatever you want to know about this rivalry! We also hope this give you an incentive to come by and check out our next theme day on August 15th, when the store will be filled with ridiculous costumes once again! Cheers!