Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Membership training is a normal yearly thing for many Korean companies.

Its more often associated with university and college.

Everyone gets together, plays a bunch of games, eats, converses, blah blah blah.

The point of the exercise is to build team spirit.  And of course to get some exercise.

In the past I'd rather get shot in the face then go to one of these things.  But I've learned to accept it and sometimes actually have fun.

This afternoon most of the company is off to some ski resort.  They've rented an entire building.  We're expected to stay until tomorrow late afternoon.

I may be able to sneak off earlier in the day tomorrow.  But this afternoon I'll join with my department to try and win some prizes.  Prizes are good.  They are giving out stuff for each event you win, and the team that gets the most points by Saturday will get something big.  Prizes are usually stuff like detergent and household stuff, liquor, rice cookers and the like.

We won quite a chunk the last couple of years.  Word around the water cooler is that PR and advertising are out to end our streak.

The ones I'm watching out for are the maintenance guys.  They usually win the things involving brute strength, like the tug of war.

We'll see.


Professor of Strangeness said...

From my experience the point of the exercise for the students in college is to get drunk.

Anonymous said...

got a point there

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