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Flair

Postby aquaphase » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:08 pm

A couple of months ago I started working at a new company that has an interesting "ritual" for new employees: flair. For those of you UK peeps that may not be in the know this is flair.

The office provides a mess of blank "photo frame" 2 inch buttons that each employee gets to customize in some way for the new employee. The new employee is supposed to go around and collect the flair from each "old" employee and find out what they do and what the flair means. It's a pretty interesting exercise.

Anyone else out there have a "fun" way of getting new employees oriented.

BTW, here is my pile of flair

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Re: Flair

Postby Phyllis » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:28 pm

i wear flare at my job too! i like the prince one.
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Re: Flair

Postby roach » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:19 pm

that's a cool idea, and you get a dusty buttons.

you work at fridays, Phyllis? ooorrrrrrr Phyllis, pasties don't count as flair!

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Re: Flair

Postby Phyllis » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:23 pm

oh nvm i thought for sure pasties would count
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Re: Flair

Postby aquaphase » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:34 pm

Phyllis wrote:oh nvm i thought for sure pasties would count
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Re: Flair

Postby Irock » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:51 pm

Ok, but tassels count, right? Tassles better fucking count, or I'm going to the Texas Workforce Commision.

We never get new employees, really. Any time we have an opening, there are more than enough people who already work for the company who need a job. Sometimes we hire contractors, but the orientation for them is something along the lines of, "here's your user ID and password. And a badge."

I like the flair idea, I think you should give new people leftover Forkers pins. But make up a different story to go with them, because I don't need all your coworkers cluttering the place up. pedals1
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Re: Flair

Postby katie » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:05 pm

that's pretty damn cool. it's cute without being annoying and it actually forces you to interact with people in the office. jen's the only person at work i talk to now that sully and bo aren't there anymore. GODDAMMIT, BRING ME FLAIR, JEN!
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Re: Flair

Postby ifihadahifi » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:20 pm

New people suck.

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Re: Flair

Postby James » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:06 am

I bet you're loving the anti-Chelsea badge...
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Re: Flair

Postby aquaphase » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:40 pm

James wrote:I bet you're loving the anti-Chelsea badge...
That's from one of my Tottenham-lovin' senior partners. We pick on each other all friendly like a lot.
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Re: Flair

Postby katie » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:03 pm

woah, is that a pin of dusty?
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Re: Flair

Postby monet2u » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:44 pm

we've got a hiring freeze well except for contractors...which most are not from the US so I think they wouldn't get flair and anyway I like to just sit at my desk and not be bothered with my coworkers anyway. so I don't really want them coming round chatting to me so yeah this is a long way of saying...nope we don't do anything. oh they do introduce new people at staff meetings. I promptly forget them tho, since they don't work or sit on my floor.

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Re: Flair

Postby eebs » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:03 pm

I thought flair was something from office space not something that was like real.

If we have any new employees it's normally lunch, cake or pub. Our lot are a cake team.

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Re: Flair

Postby James » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:18 am

At our work they used to send around emails from new starters written by them to everyone which included your work MSN account. Then The new starter gets overwhelmed with about 1000 requests for addition. It happens a few times as all the worldwide offices add people.

Our team is a lunch with beer team. We also have a yearly meeting in one of our office locations. Pulling for Sydney this year....

Still, we had an office party on Friday and I still have no idea who half of these people are. They looked equally as confused by my presence.

I like the flair idea. My previous job had meetings with people which was cool but I particularly like the idea of having my own flair made up to give to someone. Maybe I should just load up on Forkers badges...
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Re: Flair

Postby aquaphase » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:08 pm

katie wrote:woah, is that a pin of dusty?
Yup. Nathan Vaughn made that one. We spent about three days trying to figure out how we knew each other.
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