Employee Appreciation Week Recap

Employee Appreciation Week is one of our favorite weeks of the year!  This week-long event, packed with food, games, and prizes, is our way of saying thank you to our employees for all of their hard work  This year’s festivities wrapped up last Friday, and everyone is still talking about all of the fun they had.

One of the best things about Employee Appreciation Week is the food!  In Chicago, Base Manager Tracy Ryan kept the crew room stocked with candy and other goodies throughout the week.  Her queso dip with chips and salsa was a huge hit!  Tracy also delivered Subway sandwiches planeside to crews with fast turns.

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The Raleigh-Durham base had a similar agenda, offering a smorgasbord of treats each day. All kinds of candy bars were available on Monday, while Tuesday featured “grab and go” breakfasts for the crew members.  Throughout the week, crews also feasted on nachos, cupcakes and pizza.

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At the St. Louis base, Base Manager Nikki Lutz worked hard keeping the crews fed all week, and even held a barbecue right on the ramp!

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In addition to the food and festivities, each crew base gave away a FitBit!

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  Flight Attendant Alyce Atkinson won the FitBit given away at our ORD crew base.

At the St. Louis headquarters on Tuesday, corporate leaders threw a “come as you are” breakfast (which was pajamas for many) for all employees, complete with a caricature booth and balloon artist.  The leadership team manned griddles and hotplates, and served up an impressive spread that included sausage, eggs, pancakes, and even a smoothie bar.  And of course, President Rick Leach and GoJet COO Terry Basham held their annual competition to see whose pancakes were the most popular  (we ran out of both, so we’re called it a tie!).

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Other events throughout the week included the very popular “Take Your Dog To Work Day,” a gourmet cupcake truck, and a friendly game of Family Feud that pitted GoJet employees against employees of our sister carrier, Trans States Airlines.

One of the biggest events of the week was the annual washers tournament.  This year was the tournament’s biggest year yet, with 35 teams participating.  Our Maintenance department has established a washers dynasty over the years, and many teams from other departments were eager to de-throne them. However, Maintenance remained dominant again this year, and we again had a Maintenance vs. Maintenance championship game!

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Maintenance remained dominant later in the week, winning the annual tug-of-war showdown between the Maintenance hangar and corporate office employees.

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The Maintenance Hangar defeats the corporate office employees in tug-of-war….again!

On Friday, employees enjoyed a barbecue,

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a mini-classic car show,

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and an afternoon of “knockerball.”

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One thing’s for certain – we’re already looking forward to next year!

2015 Washers Tournament Results

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!

Employee Appreciation Crew Room Pics

Employee Appreciation Week: Day One

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 stacey.ross@tshstl.com or lori.asbury@tshstl.com.

Employee Appreciation Week

thank youMark 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!