Rituals/Symbols at work?

Undisclosed JmnG16wb
Nov 27, 2018 14 Comments

What are some rituals or symbols at your workplace?

For example, at my company, we have a ritual of a quarterly bbq at the CEO’s house (attendance is mandatory if you have any sense. People that blow it off will have unintended consequences)

A symbol we have is people in management have offices, with higher level execs having nicer furniture/paintings in their office/etc. Which matches their status in the organisation

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  • Amazon VpYJ78
    We do a human sacrifice of the lowest performers at all hands.

    I still remember the aftermath of the fire phone, we feasted on the flesh of the least effective for many days.
    Nov 27, 2018 3
    • Undisclosed JmnG16wb
      OP
      Lmao I knew someone from amazon would comment this
      Nov 27, 2018
    • Amazon n0v
      Though the main brains behind the fire phone managed to survive (Jeff).
      Nov 27, 2018
    • Microsoft bebK16
      At least they didn't do anything embarrassing, like hold a funeral march for iOS upon release (*cough*Windows Phone*cough*)
      Nov 27, 2018
  • Microsoft megaevent
    We use IE
    Nov 27, 2018 3
    • Undisclosed JmnG16wb
      OP
      Lol yes eating your own dog food, very important.
      Nov 27, 2018
    • Microsoft megaevent
      Na I was kidding. Chrome on Mac here.
      Nov 27, 2018
    • Undisclosed JmnG16wb
      OP
      Blasphemy!

      Do you notice management/ senior folks using surface pro or Microsoft visual studio code?
      Nov 27, 2018
  • Google Lovedoo
    We display signs from Illuminati to intern sacrifice. We no longer claim to do no evil after our liberal wing allowed satanic worshipping. Basically everything is allowed except following the symbol of the elephant.
    Nov 27, 2018 1
    • Google Ex-Amazon
      Feels nice to know all that Noogler brainwashing I had last month was all bullshit. Cos, it seriously sounded dangerously stupid.
      Nov 27, 2018
  • Undisclosed ReadMyName
    Whenever anyone says ‘diversity’, we bow down,
    get on knees and
    chant well rehearsed verses.
    Nov 27, 2018 0
  • Amazon Am A Bot
    One of my old teams at Amazon had a ritual of playing cooperative board games right before peak season hit to help build camaraderie.

    My favorite was one I started at a past employer because standup went too long (over an hour for a group of 20 devs). People didn’t put enough thought into status and it took forever. So every Friday prose was forbidden in standup. One guy did a Limeric. Someone did a sea shanty. Another creative guy did his in iambic pentameter which spurred other variants. I went for the simplest of them all: a haiku. We had a tradition to take the best one and add it to the board. After standup anyone who needed further clarification got it—offline.
    Nov 29, 2018 0
  • Salesforce boohoohooh
    We use random Hawaiian words.
    Nov 27, 2018 0
  • Amazon ncIdjx
    🍌
    Nov 27, 2018 0