March 24, 2016

Working in the Text Office has its perks ~ beer and flowers

Jeem discovered a few perks after seeing his office move to the Langley Campus of KPU. It's further away from home, which has it's drawbacks of course...

Jeem went from his own small, windowless office to a cubicle in an open-concept office arrangement. With a bunch of other people.

Creating a space to call his own was a challenge for Jeem, but after hanging flags and setting up favourite photos of special some-ones, it felt much better. The prominent placement of an old photo of the founder of the family fortune, made with his invention of the ice pick: Uncle Leon, made all the difference.

Langley Campus has some weekly activities that Jeem and his co-workers eagerly anticipate. As part of its polytechnic quality, KPU Langley has a wonderful horticultural department, and every Thursday flowers and vegetables are sold at modest prices to students, staff and the general public.

Knowing how to get there is important as the greenhouses are located across the highway from the main campus. Fortunately, there's a pedestrian overpass.

There's always a queue on Thursday mornings and people tend to wear black for some reason. The lineup will only get longer as more vegetables come on-stream during the spring.

Again in keeping with the polytechnic theme in KPU's mandate, there is the beer-making department where students delight in learning the art of craft beer-making.

On Fridays, free tastings are provided, and a queue forms again,this time with a slight variation in the fashion colour. And for a nominal fee, Jeem, students and staff alike, can buy ales, stouts and/or lagers to take home for the weekend.

Yes, there are some perks at Jeem's new office, and when all the beer has been tasted, Jeem can sit and reflect on what to do next.

Hmmm, there must be something....

Photos by Jeem. Copyright 2016 by Jim Murray.

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