Happy Halloween! There were tons of great costumes and decorated areas at GoJet headquarters today–so many that we can’t even include them all here! However, we hope you enjoy this sampling of a few of them. No one gets into the Halloween spirit like GoJet!
On a beautiful Saturday in October, employees from around the country gathered in St. Louis to celebrate GoJet’s 10th anniversary. The family-friendly party offered something for everyone, including food, music, face painting, pumpkin decorating, a balloon artist and inflatables. GoJet employees and their families had a blast enjoying the wonderful weather and camaraderie–even our COO, Terry Basham, was spotted on the inflatables (see if you can spot him in the below photos!).
The event culminated with a check presentation to the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation, a 501(c) non-profit raising funds to erect a memorial monument to Missouri servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The organization was founded by Chris Andrews, the mother of Sergeant Amanda Pinson, a servicewoman killed in action in 2006. Sergeant Pinson is the niece of St. Louis employee Sandy Campbell. Sandy and Chris were both on hand to accept GoJet’s $5,000 donation.
The party in St. Louis was the last of the festivities commemorating GoJet’s 10 year anniversary–in the weeks prior, the leadership team had a great time celebrating with crews in RDU, ORD, LGA and DEN. Here’s to the next 10 years!
The leadership team had a great time visiting with MX and crews in RDU and LGA during the first round of fall Meet and Greets last week! They also continued the 10th anniversary celebration, with a party in the RDU crew room and special treat bags for crews. This week the leadership team is visiting crews and MX in DEN and ORD–pics to follow soon!
Congratulations to our 2015 Washers champions! Maintenance continued its washers dominance in the 2015 tournament, and we had an all Maintenance final yesterday. Team “Don’t Waste Your Time” (Jeff Bast and Terry Stegall) went undefeated throughout the entire tournament, and went on to defeat team “Flying Steel” (Wes Perkins and Devon Sawyer) in the final match. Maintenance is so confident of its continued washers success that it has installed a trophy case in the hangar for all of its hardware. We’ll see what happens next year!
Thanks to all of the teams for giving us a competitive and exciting tournament!
Here are some of the highlights from the second day of Employee Appreciation Week at the headquarters building in STL! Everyone feasted on breakfast made by Rick Leach and the leadership team, while a balloon artist created custom balloon art in the lobby. Players and spectators alike enjoyed the beautiful weather as the 2015 Washers Tournament continued on the lawn.
Festivities at the crew bases included morning grab ‘n go snack bags at ORD, and donuts, bagels and fruit at DEN. Coffee and donuts were provided in RDU, while STL crew members enjoyed pancakes and egg sandwiches in the morning, followed by grilled cheese for lunch.
We hope that everyone is enjoying Employee Appreciation Week! If you have any pictures that you’d like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We’ve got more fun activities in store for tomorrow!
We hope that you all enjoyed the first day of Employee Appreciation Week! Today the crew rooms enjoyed a variety of treats, including candy bars and fruit at RDU and STL, grab ‘n go snacks at DEN, and a hot breakfast and lunch at ORD. The STC Building started the week off with Candy Bar Day, along the first day of the Fifth Annual Washers Tournament. The annual Employee Appreciation Week Washers Tournament has become a tradition at the headquarters building, with 27 teams competing in washers action this year.
The latest Washers Tournament bracket and scores can be viewed anytime at http://challonge.com/2015washerstournament.
Here are a few pictures from the start of the tournament! If you have any pictures from Employee Appreciation Week that you’d like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Mark your calendars! Employee Appreciation Week has been scheduled for September 14-18. A schedule of activities for those of you at the STC Building was sent out via email earlier today. There will also be special treats in the crew rooms throughout the week–look for a detailed schedule on Comply next week.
We look forward to a fun-filled week of saying thank you for all that you do!
Meet Adam Timperley, the GoJet Airlines Crew Scheduling Manager. Adam took some time out of his day to tell us a few things about himself.
Q: What was your first aviation job?
A: My first aviation job was as a Crew Scheduler for Compass Airlines.
Q: What are three interesting facts about you?
- I was the first Minnesota National Guard soldier injured since WWII.
- I had a brief (24 hour) NHL career when I was a finalist in the Minnesota Wild’s search for an emergency backup goaltender.
- My mother and my sister wrote a children’s book about my deployment to Iraq and my separation from my daughter.
Q: Where is your favorite place to travel?
A: Anywhere with my daughter. She is my travel companion and best friend!
Q: If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Q: What is your favorite sports team?
A: The LA Kings (hockey).
Q: Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what?
A: I am a passable country music singer, although being a heavy metal fan I don’t get around to actually using it much.
Q: Who is your favorite author?
A: The list of authors that have impacted or influenced my life is too long to narrow down, but based on volume and applicability of work I would have to say Leo Tolstoy.
Q: What is your favorite joke?
A: How do you catch a unique elephant? Unique up on him.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: Tropic Thunder
Q: What do you like best about your job?
A: My GoJet family. At the end of the day, we can all work anywhere. You have to love the people you work with for it to be truly rewarding, and I cannot think of anywhere I would rather be than here with GoJet.
Thanks, Adam! Who would you like to hear from next? Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.