posted August 10, 2012 by alexis |
going above and beyond is fairly standard practice around here, but there are some people who can’t seem to deliver anything less. these folks tend to be our employees of the month. such is the case with sales planning superstar mindy rising. if something needs doing, she’s all over it. when she noticed one unnecessarily messy process, she figured out what needed to be done to fix it. and so it was. mindy is a shining example of what a difference one person can make. especially when they’re wonderful.
congratulations on being named employee of the month. you looked stunned when it was announced. why were you so surprised? you deserve it!
truth is, I don’t feel I deserve the honor any more than anyone I work with at method everyday. we’re all awesome. really. plus, I can think of at least fifty-nine others here who can rock red regalia way better than I can.
you’re too modest. how do you plan on enjoying your Perk of Significance? the Fairmont Hotel is pretty snazzy.
I plan to change my name and address, don a caftan and wig, show up for my massage appointment and disappear into the place for as long as I can. if I don’t show up to work on monday, you’ll know where I am. but don’t tell anyone.
what a fantastic idea. in case you don’t turn up, can you tell us about the contents of your Vault of Edible Riches?
I’m not sure that I can, can I? oh, twist my pinky…it’s full of fancy chocolate and all manner, shape and size of sweets! thank you method for both subsidizing and indulging my sweet tooth this month. and apologies in advance for having to deal with me on a month-long sugar high. yipeeeeee!
your team is notorious for its monthly “sexy” lunches. how did those get started?
would you believe it began with a random office conversation about root vegetables? the inspiration for our now famous sexy lunches was arguably the most unsexy of vegetables: parsnips and rutabagas. during our banter, we learned that we all shared a love for fall vegetables, so we got to planning a potluck lovingly called “root vegetable day.” impressed by our mutual ability to cook (some vegetables, anyway), we decided to up the ante and put “sexy soup day” on the calendar. another culinary success, soup day was followed by “sensational salad soiree.” next up: sultry starters and sinful sweets.
you ladies definitely know how to keep it weird. what would you say is the best part of your job?
the many great and talented people I work with everyday, hands down. and the fact that I get to use words like “sales data,” “product efficacy” and “rutabagas” all in the same conversation.
send us out on a high note. what’s your favorite method product?
it’s a tie between the lemon mint dish soap and antibac toilet cleaner, which means that I wash dishes and clean the toilet more often than your average person. I think.