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Another quarter, another company retreat. The Swift Kick team (Tom, Sabina, and new interns Nathalia and Jeremy) spent all of Tuesday, July 1st, getting down to business and also romping around our side of town. We were sad, however, that new intern Trisha couldn’t join in because she got sick. Sad faces forever!
We started the day with some “getting to know you” activities: “I am …” statements and showing childhood photos that best describe us. We also explained the company overview so we are all on the same page.
We went to lunch at a Mexican restaurant called Mexican Radio, a mere walking distance from our office. Our food was delicious, though Nathalia was the only one who didn’t ask for a special change to her menu item. The waiter must have loved us…A lot of great conversation happened, especially about technology. There is now an inside joke happening about Tom’s plans for machines to take over the world. We are a nutty bunch.
After lunch, we got down to business, to defeat…our quarter strategy. We planned out all our projects and when each task is going to get done. We have an awesome process here at Swift Kick that leads to success every time.
Tom getting ready to cry over the game
After we finished planning, it was time to get to the important part of the day: The US vs. Belgium World Cup Match. Needless to say, it didn’t end very well and led to Tom hugging walls while Nathalia and I giggled over the players last names matching with our first names. Jeremy sat quietly up front and wondered what he had gotten himself into.
After the game, Tom proceeded to hand out tissues in case we wanted to cry over the loss of our country. Then, we wrapped up the business part of the retreat with letters to ourselves to get back in 3 months, a company tradition.
We closed out our day with a trip to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory with one challenge: you HAD to try a flavor you’d never had. Some of the flavors we tried were pandan, black sesame, green tea, and lychee. Yum!!!
We took our traditional company retreat selfie (we are hip, we are cool), and parted ways good friends and a great team.