Here I am having Fun at Work with Filbert the Elephant. (I named him, but you can probably rename him if you buy him.  He probably won't mind.  Filbert is laid back like that.)

Here I am having Fun at Work with Filbert the Elephant. (I named him, but you can probably rename him if you buy him. He probably won't mind. Filbert is laid back like that.)

...than literally anything ever.

KU Book Club!  Most Fun at Work ever!

KU Book Club! Most Fun at Work ever!

So here at Kards Unlimited, we have the best job in the world.  Literally every day is Fun at Work Day for us.  Our boss gives us champagne, we play games and go to trivia together (that's after work, but it's still something that makes work awesome), and we also actively recognize and celebrate holidays like Fun at Work Day, so that should pretty much tell you everything you need to know.

In honor of Fun at Work Day (I was going to acronym that, but FaWD looks/sounds weird and wrong) I'm going to examine several ways/reasons working at KU is fun so that my dear readers can identify and encourage aspects of their own workplaces that are also fun!

Firstly, our boss is a person and treats us like people.  To me this seems like an obvious factor of workplace fun, but I feel like there's this stereotype of a corporate boss as some weird robot who also thinks everyone else is a robot.  And not the fun kind of robot that helps you with your homework, the lame kind that ruins your day and may or may not one day decide that you're extraneous to an efficient environment and destroy you.  With lasers.  So yeah.

Me and Blair playing with Sesame Street toys because we are adults with jobs.

Me and Blair playing with Sesame Street toys because we are adults with jobs.

Also, I don't know if you really know this about us, but we sell fun!  More than just the actual products we have, the whole environment of the store is fun.  We want people to have a good time shopping here, so we have to have a good time working here.  Again, seems obvious, but this one maybe doesn't translate directly to other people's workplaces.  I mean, you don't sell fun at a bank or at Home Depot or whatever, and I get that.  Here's the thing, though: it's all about your mindset.  You have to make the fun happen!  You think I come in here every day and there's just fun waiting for me?  Well, I mean, yes, there is.  But if there weren't, I could make some!

The Deerstalker might be the most flattering hat I've ever tried on.

The Deerstalker might be the most flattering hat I've ever tried on.

Finally, we have personality!  Now obviously, everyone has a personality.  But WE have Personality.  So go to work and be you!  Let your freak flag fly!  You do you!  And other pseudo-inspirational stuff!  That's how you have fun at work!

 

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