Okay, you're pulling an all nighter at work, it's 11:30pm and you're waiting for the next build - what do you get when you raid the vending machine (or whatever is available to you)? What do you crave on those late night work-o-rama’s?
The microwave popcorn normally gets me.
Interesting Note: A very prominent consultant has instituted this in many companies…. Don't let your staff have access to windows; Don't put up clocks around the office (even though there's one on the computers); Make sure there's lots of salty snacks available; NEVER run out of strong coffee or cold caffeine drinks.
The logic is that if they don't see the sun go down and / or see the darkness of night, they don't have an idea of what time it is, you feed them lots of salt so they'll get thirsty, so they'll drink lots of caffeine - you'll get maximum output during overtime hours of your developers, testers, etc. staff.
[This message has been edited by digits71 (edited 10-11-2001).]
First off, it's totally not fair to post things like that consultant!! Same premise of the set up in casinos, ya know, and a horrible way to look at your employees if you ask me!
As for snacks, anytime I worked for companies with those sorts of hours, they had them stocked. We generally went for things like popcorn and sunflower seeds, and there was *never* a lack of coffee - flavored, french roast, you name it - and soda in the cafeteria.
Those new Cappuccino with Chocolate Cookies and Soft Batch Chocolate Cookies from Keebler have been waving at me lately each time I pass by those vending machines...umm
Other than that, I settle down with one of those Fun Size Snickers bars from my desk drawer.
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I gotta check those cap/chocolate ones... Damn elves... They're going to be the death of me...
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