St. Patrick’s Day at The Factory!

That’s right … The Factory Floor is a BUSY place and there just isn’t a lot of room for monkey business like the dreaded “time off” …

Oh, sure, sure – the benevolent Factory Management has granted at least one paid Holiday (generally Christmas Day) every year and has very generously allowed the staff an extra five (5) minutes of ‘off time’ – generally tacked on to the state-mandated mid-morning 10-minute coffee break, thereby giving our joyous Factory Workers a full FIFTEEN (15) MINUTE break to enjoy some of the standard American holidays that are sprinkled throughout the year.

Why, as clearly evidenced in last month’s post, February yielded four (4) of these ‘extended’ coffee breaks to coincide with the four ‘official’ (to some companies) February Holidays.

March, on the other hand, has never been a big Holiday month – but, there is, of course, March 17th – otherwise known as St. Patrick’s Day – and that day seems to be a big one upstairs, amongst the ranks of Senior Management … so, once again, the true Employee-First spirit, at the very heart of Factory Optic, comes through as the “upstairs team” has (once again) granted one and all an extra five (5) minutes to the state-mandated 10-minute afternoon break – just enough time to get to The Pub and back – and, as the saying goes, “May you be at the gates of heaven an hour before the devil knows your dead!” – it’s a mad rush out the door, to The Pub and back to work, before Freddy The Foreman (with “Ernie The Attorney” standing right behind him ‘Enforcing the Rules’) locks you out for being late!

We’ve posted some photos from St. Patrick’s Days Past – you can just feel the excitement … and tension in the air – and 2023 promises to be even more exciting and more tense because we’ve missed out on this wonderful annual Factory ritual for the last two years!

So, get ready to bolt out the Factory door …

Just as soon as that break whistle blows …

All you Lads and Lasses on The Factory Floor …

Will ‘ya make it back in time?

Only St. Paddy knows for sure!

Oh, and don’t forget to wear your Factory-issued Green Triangle so’s you don’t get pinched! Remember: ‘Pinchin’ slows down yer Drinkin’!

Bottoms Up!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2023 … direct from The Factory to YOU!