We love this spot. And the line at the end, things are lookin’ up, is our slogan for the day!
So regular blog readers may know, li and I have not had a super lucky year in terms of selling work.
However, yesterday we had a pretty good meeting for Kraft. And while we don’t believe anything is REALLY sold until we see it on the television, things are looking good on this one.
So we’re going to celebrate by going to happy hour today!
But first, we had to take care of business. There are a lot of things we’re “supposed” to do, but as creatives, and because we’re allowed to act like children and be irresponsible, we sometimes let those things slip. It’s not that we intentionally ignored the 72 reminder emails. It’s just hard to find time for these things! So in our free hours this morning – because the meeting went well woot woot! – we decided to: do our backlog of timesheets from July, do expense reports dating back to July, complete our “combating bribery in business training” and fill our our health quotient (whatever that is and whatever it’s for, we’re still not clear!)
This was, of course, a source of amusement for both of us.
We answered “honestly” in our health quotient, which for li, meant that she got a super low score, mostly due to “stress at the workplace.”
And just now, while blogging, we had a side chat with some coworkers about their OWN health scores. Li, 36. La, 51. Brandi, 49. Eze… 23. (the average is 53. DANG! Chiat FAIL. Someone FROM Health Quotient even CALLED Eze to make a health plan for him. What is interesting about all of our scores, is that our highest risk factors are based on… STRESS. And mostly stress at the workplace.
Also worth noting that we are all at risk for colon cancer. Because of stress.
Now to combating bribery in business. Of course, bribery is no joking matter. And while li and I are the beneficiaries of some nice work perks, like a concert or two here and there, we do take bribery seriously.
However, parts of this training we found slightly amusing.
When I first started the training, I tried to skip forward too fast (whoops, I skimmed!) and “combating bribery in business” informed me that I need to spend more time on that page. I thought this was hilarious, because IT KNEW I skimmed! I no longer thought it was funny after the seventeenth time it told me the same thing.
However, my “certificate” made me super happy again. Woot woot!
So here’s to a day of busy-work completiong & good news. Things ARE looking up. Take THAT, health quotient! At least for the time being, our stress levels are going down :)