They were about $6 for a sheet of 20.
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And it wasn't just me who nominated people.
I asked our team to nominate as well which
added to the fun.
We tried coming up with silly references
that used the name of candy such as:
"We're raising a cup to you. You're awesome!" with a Reese's PB cup
or "You're worth a mint to us. Thanks for being awesome" with a York mint patty.
Sometimes we moved to popcorn: "You're really poppin' this week!"
It got to the point where I welcomed standing in
a store line by a candy counter so I could see how
many candy names we hadn't yet used.
Anyway, it was well received and I think staff
appreciated being part of it in nominating people.
I've seen some suggestions on Pinterest if you
want to look there as well.
All the best,
I don't have any more wisdom to add at the moment, but can't wait to see what others add.
I'm also wondering what people do when they have staff who are struggling to learn their jobs as well during these challenging times… new hires or staff with longer tenures. As you said, time off doesn't necessarily help, much to our dismay, and particularly for someone already having trouble keeping up and learning new things. Having them serve on committees also may not help if they don't have the time or knowledge to get their jobs done at the moment, unless the time commitment is truly minimal. And it that's the case, is being on a committee "in name only" enough of a perk or reward for the individual? How do you provide some incentive for someone who can't afford time away from the work?
One thing I can add… when I do travel, particularly out of the country, I bring back some little gifts for the office. I have a very small office, so it's not that difficult, but of course it is more challenging for a larger office. (Maybe think food!)
On a related note, I've seen so many memes and social media posts blasting supervisors/leadership for providing pizza parties, when what people really want/need, they say, is more staff or better pay. I try to remind people that their leadership probably wishes they could do those things, but given the circumstances in higher ed these days, maybe a pizza party is all they can give and we need to consider that maybe they are trying to do something, anything, to show they care, despite limited resources.
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