Thursday, May 08, 2008

Wellness Goes Green

Wellness and Green, the two near-religions of our workplace, joined forces today and took over the lobby. Because nothing is more important in psychiatric emergencies than reducing your carbon footprint. Healthy snacks, and chair massages for the people - well, you know, not the floor nurses but the nursing administrators - plus Reiki and booths with emphatic diagrams, made the whole thing look as if the sixth-grade science fair was being held concurrently with Wholistic Workshoppe.

Actually, that is what it was. Oh yes, and prize drawings for things I don't want and no one needs, such as Celebrating Wellness T-shirts. You enter by answering Green Awareness or Rideshare questions on a sheet of paper and putting it into a decorated box - so I guess I should specify that the 6th-grade was also having Valentine's Day, though without sugar, so...so... Montessori Valentines/Earth Day/Science Fair, with massage.

The day before, the Rewards and Recognition program was giving itself rewards and recognition for having existed for ten years.

4 comments:

jlbussey said...

At some point it becomes so self-referential that you'd think they'd realize it's a joke...

Assistant Village Idiot said...

You'd think.

David said...

"the two near-religions of our workplace"...but Reiki isn't a near-religion, it *is* a religon (unless we want to discriminate againt the religion of magic)

Giacomo said...

Ack!!

I believe I'd have to make a point of not paying them any heed.