"Give a Girl a Sandwich, She Eats for a Day. Give a Girl a Reuben, She Eats for a Week."
- Oy Vey, 16 October 2007.
Today we began The Canary's Shot A Day benefits program. I bought a bottle of Glenlivet 12 and the girls and I had a shot at the end of the day - after I/we fired the newest whipping boy (eh, complained about doing dishes and failed to make the chocolate chip scones we needed for this morning, didn't Windex last night, complained complained complained, yar yar yar).
The concept of the program is simple: You get one shot of hard liquor per day. You may consume this shot anytime during the day. And you may accumulate shots if you don't use them (rollover shots) to use on a particularly terrible day. However, they all must be used by the last day of the fiscal year or you lose them. The shots have no monetary value and can't be cashed in for money or time off.
Since I can't offer healthcare or paid vacation, it only seems fair that my best employees be rewarded with something for their efforts at the bakery. And a shot of scotch (I can actually say comfortably,) falls somewhere between healthcare and paid vacation, right?
Yes, The Circus has driven us to drink.