A family of random faces
This year, the office has been so different compared to last. Until the end of last year, we only had 5 people working full time in the office. It becomes almost natural for the 5 of us to feel so tight-knit and family-like amongst ourselves and work was nothing short fun and laughter. Of course we’d have the occasional she’s-so-annoying-I-hate-her moment, but it wouldn’t be a family without it (plus the other 4 are girls so it’s bound to happen sometime during the month). It was great and everyone basically did all the jobs around the office.
Now it’s a whole different story. The team sort of looks like this (it’s not complete):
There are now 12 full-timers at FV and 2 or 3 interns at one time. I always get worried that when the team grows bigger the family-like culture will dwindle away and clicks around the office will start forming up and the tightness will go.
I was wrong, this ramadhan I saw these 12 random faces grow closer together. We had our annual buka puasa together at Double Tree. Some of us brought our other halves. Vivy and I were so worried at the start when no one was talking to each other, but it turned out that they were just focused on filling up their stomachs before the jokes started rolling. They had so much fun that they even stayed after Vivy and I left. We felt so left out, like they didn’t need us to have fun. But hey, we’re happy they’re happy together.
I really hope our family-style office stays the same even when we get to 100 people!