Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Employee of the Month for February

A couple of months ago we started a new program at Haband - Employee of the Month!

Each month, a committee meets to decide who, out of all the outstanding employees at Haband, gets to be the current month's Employee of the Month. I will showcase each EOTM here and am working on some interviews for the first few recipients. While we put the finishing touches on December and January, I have February to share with you now, so apologies in advance for going out of order.

February's EOTM is Mary K. A Senior Inventory Control Buyer in our non-Apparel Department. She has been a Haband'er for 7+ years now and is responsible for making sure our shelves are stocked with everything from digital video cameras, to LED light bulbs, to battery chargers, to mops. If there's something you need for your house, Mary is sure to stock it and sell it - and do it for the lowest prices anywhere around!

We had a little fun with the interview and created an animation as if she were on TV speaking to a prominent nighttime talk show host. Click the play button below to watch our newest creation with the interview transcripts below. As always, comments are welcome.





[Ed.] What month were you picked for Employee of the Month?
[MK] February.

[Ed.] Were you surprised that you were picked for Employee of the Month?
[MK] Absolutely. Very humbled.

[Ed.] What's your title at Haband?
[MK] Senior Inventory Control Buyer.

[Ed.] How long have you worked at Haband?
[MK] A little over 7 years.

[Ed.] What do you love about your job?
[MK] Diversity. No box is the same.

[Ed.] If you weren't at Haband and wanted another occupation, what would you be?
[MK] An interior designer.

[Ed.] What's your favorite color?
[MK] Red.

[Ed.] Do you have a hobby?
[MK] Hiking.

[Ed.] What's your favorite food?
[MK] Thai.

[Ed.] What's your favorite place to eat?
[MK] Bensi's.

[Ed.] If you were stuck on an island with a Haband employee, who would you like to hang out with until the ship found you?
[MK] Very difficult to pinpoint to one person. We have such a colorful assortment of people working here, each with their own distinctive personality and each impacting my life in a different way. Picture being on an island where everything is green. You need blue, red, orange, etc. to feel complete. Or as best you can on a desert island.

Friday, February 4, 2011

It's Still Winter...

...and it doesn't look like it's going to let up any time soon. I realize that Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow and that should mean an early Spring, but it just doesn't seem possible! After the 'stormiest' January on record and a major storm at least once a week, it seems like Winter is here to stay for awhile.

Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE Winter and enjoy all the snow and outdoor fun that comes with it, but realize that I am probably in the minority with these feelings.

I found this picture online and wanted to share it with everyone.
I'm sure there is some PhotoShop trickery involved, but real or fake, it probably best sums up what everyone else thinks about Winter - hope you enjoy!



Thursday, February 3, 2011

Coming Soon!

If you're a follower of our Blog (and receive email or visit our site haband.com), you know that we've been working on some online games for you to play and win cool gifts. The first game we launched was a memory game similar to the old TV show Concentration®.

We've been hard at work since that initial launch and are putting the finishing touches on our next game. It's a classic-style Columns® game and the graphics and gameplay are absolutely outstanding! (a big "Thank You!" to All Things Media) To whet your appetite, I'm including some screenshots of the game. When we're all done, I'll send an update with details where you can play, so check back often - this game is very addictive and I know you'll enjoy!

BTW, that last shot is my high score - level 10 baby! I'll issue the challenge now for you to beat that when the game is live. Comments always welcome and be sure to check in and tell us your score.