By: Ashley Barclay, Operations Manager and Administrative Assistant
Though it ‘tis the season for snow, gingerbread houses, and everything peppermint, it is also the season for the dreaded office Christmas party. Will your boss like the gift you got her? Should you wear your ugly Christmas sweater or should you go for something more polished? Is this a fun and casual type party or a classy and elegant party?
The stress of the season can be overwhelming sometimes, which is why it is important to take a deep breath and remember to enjoy yourself. The holidays are about connecting and reconnecting with friends, co-workers, and loved ones.
One of the benefits of working for a company like Picture Perfect Cleaning is that each employee carries their own version of the office with them wherever they go, and their work environment is personalized based on their work responsibilities. That being said, it can get lonely during the holidays when you spend most of your workday alone and out of the office, which is why we believe that events like Christmas parties are incredibly important for both team building and employee morale.
This year at our annual PPC Christmas party we partied like it was 1999. On December 8th we met up at our local Chop Steakhouse and Bar and our hosts did not disappoint! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was charming.
This great venue paired with our amazing employees and their wonderful families made our Christmas party a night to remember. The room was filled with smiling faces and the sound of friendly chatter as our employees caught up with one another and our entire PPC family savoured the feeling of coming together.
One thing I love most about PPC is that as more and more of our employees gathered the sense of kindness and humility only grew larger.
I for one think that we are all aware of the fact that we are individual little pieces in this big PPC puzzle, and that each person within the company is connected to the others. We help one another out and know that we can rely on each other, especially during tough times. I imagined all of our guests wearing their blue company shirts, shifting and moving like a vast ocean, each individual unique yet a part of the greater whole.
That being said, I think we all appreciated the opportunity to dress up a bit and celebrate our unique sense of style.
As with any PPC company, gathering time flew by too quickly, something that tends to happen when people get together to relax and enjoy themselves. During the three or so hours that we came together as a company and as a family we savoured some delectable food and basked in the warm glow of each other’s company.
This year while we celebrated with all of our employees, we also took a moment to draw attention to those members of our team who were celebrating their five year anniversary with the company. These individuals have contributed so much to us over the last five years, and we wanted to acknowledge this important milestone. We are filled with joyful anticipation for what the future will bring.
Food may offer a convenient excuse to get together, but in reality, it is the people that bring us together and keep us together through thick and thin. Without our amazing employees, Picture Perfect Cleaning wouldn’t exist. During our parties, whether we are celebrating Christmas or having a nice summer barbecue, allow us to come together and celebrate our accomplishments and show our appreciation for each other.
Thank you to everyone who made this night possible. It wouldn’t have been the same without you.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours.