What kind of food should I put in the cube?
The best place to work is one that keeps food around! Where is the food? If I don’t see food in the first 7 days I’m out. This is the voice of the new contingent worker. Yes, the size of your food cubicle also known as the “Food Cube.” will determine how long I stick around. It is not the size of the cube that matters, but the variety of snacks I have to choose from. Bagels, donuts, pretzels and chocolates are all a must have if you want to retain top talent. Forget bonuses at the end of the year. I got to eat everyday. My new all-time favorite is homemade bread. Can you bake me some of that please. LOL
A reason to celebrate
Studies show that people who feast at work regularly, are happier than those that do not. I do not know if it is the quality of work or that instant sugar rush you get when that piece of chocolate cake hits your palette. Another reason to have this stuff around is it encourages office fellowship. We often bump heads with fellow colleagues in the food cube as we are both reaching for the last danish roll. Birthday celebrations are my favorite. We don’t really care about the birthdays for the month it’s the food we are after. “Luke, it’s your birthday again?” Luke’s answer, “No, last month was my anniversary, this month its my birthday, Whatever, you just trying to be the first one in this food cube. Right! Ha Ha.
I have been on several contingent assignments and the places that keep the best food cube and celebrations tend to be the best places to work. Here are three of my favorite catering companies: