Sunday, September 8, 2013

Odd tasks as part of my job

One of the things I love about my job is that it allows me to do some pretty unusual tasks as part of my legitimate work day. How many people can say they get paid to count candy corns!?

Today, I spent a few minutes combing through bags of candy corn to find the unbroken ones to count to put into a jar for a fun little fundraiser guessing game for Run Scared 5K. Each guess is $1 and goes straight to LLS and the closest guess without going over wins a prize.

Some other unusual tasks recently have been weighing bags of candy corn to determine how much we need to purchase for Run Scared, researching where to park 18 wheelers in the City of Seattle (surprisingly a hard task), adding "Zombie Horde" to the list of volunteer positions, talking very earnestly to a participant about a team name she was concerned was too long, counting porto-potties at another event  and running corners on a course over and over to see how sharp a turn they really are.

It's not all fun and games though. There are a lot of accounting tasks, list making, insurance brokering and tedious other things as well. But, it is the fun stuff that keeps me going.

All in a day's work!