One of Southwest’s philosophies is to have FUN in the workplace. Things were starting to get us down a little in Customer Relations, and we’ve had such an explosion of growth, that it was difficult to find your co-workers in the maze of cubicles. So, in the Spirit of Southwest, we decided to address the problem by giving our rows street names. Just naming our rows would never be enough for Southwest, so it grew into a row naming and decorating contest. It would encourage Teambuilding, help others find us and, most of all let us have some FUN in the workplace.
We have quite a crew of crafty, talented people. It was so fun to visit the other “streets” in our Department. Here are some of the cutest row names:
The Luv Boat
Las Vegas Strip
Ducks in a Row
Our row became 737 Mad Hatter’s Court (Our planes are 737's). It was a lot of fun having the “Tea Party” yesterday. I forgot my camera, so I can’t share all the details that made things so cute, but here are a few pictures of our row.
Herb Kelleher (Founder of Southwest) and Colleen Barrett ('Mom' of Southwest) were our judges. It's always so fun to see them. Herb is known for kissing the girls, but my kiss didn't get snapped in time :-( (I'm the one in the colorful jacket.) Get a good look, because next time you see me, there will be less to see. I'm down 12 pounds and have 40 to go!)