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6
Oct
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20
Aug

The Snacks That Define Us

So, I wanted to write a blog about the funny mugs that my office co-workers drank from during the day, so that I could demonstrate the uniqueness that is us, the ReStockIt employees. You’ve all seen the Halloween parties and Masquerade parties we like to throw, so you know we’re a fun-loving bunch. Tragically, we don’t extend that to our coffee mugs.

Mugs

So I’ll just talk about the mugs we DO use, and break room ideas! We have a pretty cool break room, for the most part. We have an air hockey table, and TV, along with our puzzle table-it’s a big hit with IT- and we never want for coffee. What would be really awesome would be a snack machine. It wouldn’t necessarily have to have fun, yummy snack goodies that we all know are terrible for us.

snack-vending-machine

There are such things as vending machines that sell fruit, organic chips and other snacks, and that is something that I would love to have in our break room at work! During our once-monthly birthday/anniversary celebrations, we try to have only healthy food to snack on, like yogurt, granola, a veggie tray, and whole grain chips and salsa. Wow, I just made myself really hungry. What can you do to have smart eating choices in your break room?

Terry

22
Apr

Eat at Joe’s… break-room.

When you have a business, you have a place for your employees to gather on breaks, even if it’s the size of a half bath. Somewhere where a coffee pot sits, maybe a microwave is crowded onto a shelf, and possibly a mini-fridge where your employees can put their meals. No matter where I’ve worked, there has been some kind of set-up, whether it was grand or…not-so-grand.

We have a pretty nice break room here at ReStockIt, and tons of coffee. That’s the important thing. We also have the basics like a full-size fridge, two microwaves, two toasters, a toaster oven, and this hot water thingy that the tea lovers use. Frankly, it scares me, but I don’t drink tea. We also have comfy chairs, a TV, an air hockey table…you get the picture.

Breakroom_Strip_Complete

Most employers usually provide disposables, and personally I like knowing I don’t have to bring in my own plate, utensils, and coffee mug to get broken or, let’s face it, stolen. Not that we have cup thieves here, but it happens. Opening a cupboard in the break room and having a full complement of plates, bowls, utensils and napkins is a blessing!

Some employers also provide food, which I think is fabulous but not in every businesses budget. I worked for a company that had a full cafeteria and that was amazing! There, the food was provided for us, but a friend of mine works for a company where they pay for their food at a deep discount and use their time badge to pay for it (it gets taken out of their paychecks), which I find very convenient. Cereal, chips, cookies, soups…even sandwiches and salads were provided! No matter what type of break room you have for your employees, take it from me, they appreciate the space! Check out http://www.restockit.com today for breakroom deals and discounts! 

Terry

 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo Credits:
foodservicewarehouse.com
29
Mar

Because We All Need Energy Sometimes…

Red Bull. Monster. Rockstar. 5-Hour Energy. You know all these names, and probably many more. For some of us, they are our morning pick-me-up. Or afternoon and evening pick-me-up-off-the-floor. They have become as ordinary as a bottle of soda in a convenience store cold case, and are a large part of our everyday lives.

I was never much of an energy drink consumer, usually relying on my morning coffee to do the trick, but sometimes energy needs are the mother of experiments, and when I was moving back to Florida from Arkansas, I found myself getting dangerously tired around 1 o’clock in the morning in the middle of my drive. I wasn’t even out of Mississippi at that point!

I stopped at an all-night gas station and got two bottles of 5-Hour Energy, specifically because it states there is no crash when it wears off. I downed my first bottle and almost immediately got a rush of energy. I was soon back on the highway, playing loud music and singing ridiculously off-key. I timed my next dose for 5:30 AM, so that I could keep the energy momentum going.

I took the next dose, now being almost to the Florida line, and was feeling pretty good. Until I realized I was twitching. And *maybe* hallucinating (there shouldn’t be elephants on the interstate, right?). Pretty much at the same time I saw the pachyderm, I also realized that I hadn’t eaten anything in almost 24 hours. Probably NOT the smartest move I’ve ever made in my life.

Needless to say, I stopped somewhere around Two Egg, Florida, still almost 7 hours shy of my destination, and got something to eat and took a two hour nap. And learned a valuable lesson about energy drinks.

Now, when I need the extra boost, my energy drink of choice is Monster, and I make sure that I’ve eaten and slept before drinking. Although my original foray into the energy drink world ended badly, I still love the boost of energy that you get from them. And I haven’t seen any other elephants on the interstate, which is a plus in my mind.

Photo Credit:
en.wikipedia.org
fitnessgurunyc.com
food.productwiki.com
doesitreallywork.org
hercampus.com
flickr.com
8
Jan

Feed the People!

When you have a business, you have a place for your employees to gather on breaks, even if it’s the size of a half bath. Somewhere where a coffee pot sits, maybe a microwave is crowded onto a shelf, and possibly a mini-fridge where your employees can put their meals. No matter where I’ve worked, there has been some kind of set-up, whether it was grand or…not-so-grand.

We have a pretty nice break room here at ReStockIt, and tons of coffee. That’s the important thing. We also have the basics like a full-size fridge, two microwaves, two toasters, a toaster oven, and this hot water thingy that the tea lovers use. Frankly, it scares me, but I don’t drink tea. We also have comfy chairs, a TV, an air hockey table…you get the picture.

Breakroom_Strip_Complete

Most employers usually provide disposables, and personally I like knowing I don’t have to bring in my own plate, utensils, and coffee mug to get broken or, let’s face it, stolen. Not that we have cup thieves here, but it happens. Opening a cupboard in the break room and having a full complement of plates, bowls, utensils and napkins is a blessing!

Some employers also provide food, which I think is fabulous but not in every businesses budget. I worked for a company that had a full cafeteria and that was amazing! There, the food was provided for us, but a friend of mine works for a company where they pay for their food at a deep discount and use their time badge to pay for it (it gets taken out of their paychecks), which I find very convenient. Cereal, chips, cookies, soups…even sandwiches and salads were provided! No matter what type of break room you have for your employees, take it from me, they appreciate the space!

Terry

Photo Credits:
foodservicewarehouse.com
1
Oct

Coffee Mugs, the Personality Barometer

On my desk I have a mug I bought at Universal Studios during our summer trip with our son. It’s big, too big I found out my first day of pouring coffee into it after our trip, but I love it. It’s become my pen receptacle (because you know how much I like pens) and every time I look at it, it reminds me of a very fun time my family had together.

It also expresses my personality and something that I like. A lot. It’s the Marauder’s Map from Harry Potter. One side has the title inset in a sketch drawing of Hogwarts and the other side has the oath of the Marauder’s Map; if you’ve seen the movies or read the books, you know what oath I’m talking about!

So it got me to thinking. Do the coffee mugs we choose to bring to work reflect our personalities? Do we need a bit of home, or humor, to anchor us or do the disposable work just fine because we’re too lazy to wash our dishes? I admit, I tend to use the disposables for that reason.

I had to Google it. And take an informal office poll of the people I know who use a personal mug. Basically, they chose the mug they did because it’s something that appealed to them, ergo it expresses their personality. One person said they bought the mug because it was cheap. Whether it be a plain mug, or one scrolled with color or butterflies, drink up and enjoy a bit of coffee! Let it bring out your personality!

Photo Credits:
gadgether.com
captaintightpants.com
funkydowntown.com
zazzle.com
25
Apr

Boss PR: Upgrade Your Break Room

Everyone enjoys feeling like they are valued and wanted. When employees feel as though their presence is appreciated they are motivated to work harder. In this light, upgrading your break room is worth the cost. At the ReStockIt.com office, we use coffee airpots with fresh ground, fresh-brewed brand name coffee and an assortment of coffee accessories. I suggest providing the coffee area with Belgian Chocolate Toffee Creamer, by Nestle. This is our favorite, however the entire line of Nestle coffee creamers are deliscious. Powdered versions are the best because they cost less to ship. They also make for a better tasting coffee because they absorb water in the coffee for more flavor. These coffee creamers are non-dairy, so they accommodate the diets of a larger group of people. For those assigned to coffee duty, http://www.talkaboutcoffee.com has unique tips on how to make coffee even better.
Belgian Chocolate Toffee Creamer

Productivity is Tasty!

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