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Just More Work [Self]

Postby ToxicShadow » 04/30/2017 4:26 PM

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Earlier in the day, there was a knock on Acidd's door. He'd already eaten breakfast and gotten ready for the day. He'd even gone down to clock in, but since he didn't have any pressing matters to tend to, he was currently working from his hotel room. As an event planner, it was often easier to have things strung about his own room, then having them elsewhere.

When he went to answer the door, he was greeted by his smiling boss. Vatic was awfully cheerful, in spite of the early morning, but Acidd welcomed him to come inside. He couldn't very well turn down his friend now, could he?
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Re: Just More Work [Self]

Postby ToxicShadow » 04/30/2017 4:40 PM

In truth, it was Vatic that saved Acidd's life. It wasn't anything so dramatic as him protecting him from an attack or something like that. However, when Acidd was hospitalized and subsequently discharged, he refused to return to his abusive home life. He was wandering the streets when Vatic came along. The older man took him under his wing, gave him a place to work and live, at Vatic's place of business, Rave Hotel-Casino.

Acidd had been loyally working for Vatic ever since, and permanently lived in the hotel, as did a number of other employees.
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Re: Just More Work [Self]

Postby ToxicShadow » 04/30/2017 4:50 PM

As Acidd handed a mug of coffee over to Vatic, the boss asked, "So, have you looked into what I asked you for?"

The younger man came to sit across from his boss at the dining table. Once settled, he nodded his head. "I've narrowed it down to a few locations, although there is one place in particular that I think would be ideal." With this, he set his own mug of coffee down on the table, and picked up one of the many pamphlets that was stacked and scatted across it. "Here, look at this," he said, as he handed it over.
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Re: Just More Work [Self]

Postby ToxicShadow » 04/30/2017 4:55 PM

"There is a resort there that is easily large enough to accommodate our employees," Acidd began to explain. "We'd have the option of renting out individual rooms, or renting out a large rec room and sleeping all together there in sleeping bags. They even have a kitchen space they rent out, so we can prepare our own meals, instead of relying on the resorts chefs. It makes it more... authentic, don't you think?"

"They have several other outdoor facilities, including obstacle courses, and walking trails out on the plains. In fact, just with the wide space provided in the open plains, we would have room to do whatever activities you saw fit."
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Re: Just More Work [Self]

Postby ToxicShadow » 04/30/2017 5:04 PM

Vatic flipped through the pamphlet as he listened to Acidd. He nodded his head along, as he listened. When the other man was finished with his spiel, he asked, "So, it's the place you most recommend?"

"Yes, it is," the younger man answered. "It seems most ideal, for what you're looking for. There are other options, but I believe this one would be best."
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Re: Just More Work [Self]

Postby ToxicShadow » 04/30/2017 5:08 PM

Vatic gave a quiet, "hm," of consideration. "When it comes to the rooms, what do you think is best? Should we rent out several rooms, or just the large rec room? The latter is more like camping, even if it's indoors."

"Although you're calling it a company retreat, it's more like an employee workshop promoting togetherness, isn't it?" Acidd started out. "Keeping that in mind, it would make the most sense to rent out the rec room, so all the staff is close together."
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Re: Just More Work [Self]

Postby ToxicShadow » 04/30/2017 5:20 PM

"That does raise some other concerns, though," Acidd admitted.

Vatic nodded, awaiting the further explanation that was to come.

"Not all of our employees get along terribly well. While I know the point of the retreat is to help remedy that, if at all possible, forcing them to be near one another even while sleeping may not be the best way to do that. The fact is, not everyone can get along. It's important to at least learn to work together well, in spite of differences, but you can't expect everyone to become friends. Forcing it too much, not allowing some to have space from those they just don't get along with on a fundamental level, will be more frustrating than anything else for those employees."
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Re: Just More Work [Self]

Postby ToxicShadow » 04/30/2017 5:26 PM

"Instead of renting the large room, or several rooms for pairs, I'm thinking it may be best to break staff into groups of four or five. There are rooms that can accommodate such sized groups all with beds, or we can choose the rooms with only one or two beds and let the groups work it out amongst themselves. Perhaps they would take turns sleeping on the bed and floors." Acidd had certainly put some thought into this, which Vatic definitely noticed.

"It would still bring some of the employees together, but we could choose the groups based on those who at least don't dislike each other. Or those that are particularly difficult, we can put them at least with the one person they do get along with, and hope for the best."
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Re: Just More Work [Self]

Postby ToxicShadow » 04/30/2017 5:30 PM

After expressing his thoughts on the matter, Acidd took a long sip of his coffee. Then, after setting the mug down once more, he went on. "Ultimately, though, it will be difficult to make the choice like this. In the end, I would recommend that we visit the location, itself. One we see their facilities in person, we can actually decide what is best."

The boss nodded his head once more. "Yes, let's do that," he agreed.
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Re: Just More Work [Self]

Postby ToxicShadow » 04/30/2017 5:35 PM

Once that was decided, Vatic finished up his coffee, while the young man did the same. With Acidd in charge of the planning, he was confident that things would go over well. The kid was no longer just a kid he found wandering on the streets. He had become quite capable. Of course, Vatic always expected it to be so. Acidd was a very hard worker and aimed to do his best, even now.

"Can you arrange for us to visit today?" Vatic, ideally, wanted these things decided sooner rather than later.
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