Friday, July 13, 2012
Yutes Like Ice
Now, I know you think it might be summer, not summer interns, but you would be wrong. I know this because heat waves don't effect the ice the same way. No, it is the interns.
I think I figured it out. We have a extremely unique work force make up. Not just diverse in the Human Resources "Diversity" index, but internationally diverse. Because of the growth of Thomson Reuters, there are a lot of British, Irish, Finnish (3 Finns on my floor) and Indians (dot - not feather). I don't think any of there folks really LOVE ice, the way we Americans do. And while it is an increase of only about 20%, it is closer to 60% increase of Americans - and the drain on the ice maker is untenable.
And not just on my floor. Yesterday someone came down and talked to my cube-neighbor. In the course of conversation, Sarah asked why she was on our floor she said (and I quote) "We're out of ice on 18 and 19."
Fridays though... Fridays are a lite work day here and I can get almost all the ice I want... (smile)