The famous company “NoName” decided to take part in the Boat Race – 2016.
They hired that hospitality company (you know what I am talking about), because they, I suppose, wanted to go through the same grief, and, as we will notice, life teaches nothing.
“The Boat Race – 2016” was carried out in the country near Saint-Petersburg. There are 5 people from “NoName” company who participated in this event. The hospitality company (HC) was bound to deliver our team to this country and provide breakfast and necessary stuff for creating a boat. Also, the company obliged to return team to the city in the evening.
First issues cropped up in the morning. The HC bus was delayed by about an hour. Along the way to the country rain began to fall. Storm seemed to be gathering. Lightnings began to rend the sky and low rollings of thunder grumbled in the depths of the heavens.
Everybody was really getting frightened. Suddenly, the lightning struck on the tree, and it fell down on the bus. The driver tried to avoid the breakdown, but it happened.
Our team decided to hitchhike. Three of them picked up a car and went to the country. The other two continued to wait on the road.
When three members of our team came to the country breakfast was eaten. The rain was over. Sorrowful and hungry, they decided to go to the nearest shop and buy some food. I would like to remind, that HC didn’t offer help. They bought some food and ate it. One of them felt bad, his stomach was acting up, and he had to go to the hospital.
The Boat Race started. Our team got boat pieces and started to create a boat. They were frightened, exhausted, hungry. Their friends hadn’t come back yet. One member got to the hospital. That is needless to say, that everything was bad. Our team lost the race.
They had to get to the city hitchhike again, but no one from this event wanted to pick up the losers. HC company suggested to wait for a bus, which had to come next morning. Meal was
ended, and shop was closed. They wanted to eat so much, that’s why they decided to kill a squirrel, or, if they are lucky, a bear. But hunting ended with two harvest mice, which were roasted on the fire and ate.
Do you remember these two guys? They stayed on the road. So. They haven’t come back yet. Somebody says, that they were kidnaped by aliens, other says, that it’s devil’s tricks or they were eaten by wolfs. No matter.
At today’s daily meeting we decided not to cooperate with that hospitality company anymore. Yes, I know that it sounds strange, the service wasn’t so bad, but we lost 3 people, our director said, that was a little bit pity, HR agreed. That’s why we created a brief plan which describes some rules for avoiding such issues.
First of all, we should check weather forecast before approving the participation in such open-air events. Secondly, it will be perfect if we choose a hospitality company guided by reviews. Finally, we should send to that kind of events people, who are not so important for our company. For example, employees who are late every day or who never smile or who always drink coffee instead of working (especially who drink coffee loudly). We decided, that we would not feel so much sorry for them.