life at talooma
With Talooma staff working flexi hours, many of us start early. Probably before the worm is even up, ready to be caught. Not a day goes by where our beloved coffee machine is not used to its max. It has in fact become a part of our family. We at Talooma believe that it is criminal to start the day (and get through the day) without coffee. Tea is of course an option but not without much flack from the religious coffee drinkers.
All staff at Talooma work on tight schedules. If it wasn’t for the shepherd of our flock, Judy, sending out schedules for the day and arranging our meetings, we may very well all be lost, coffee-drinking sheep.
During the day there is much hard work, fun and laughter that is shared at Talooma. Although we are made up of different departments, we work closely together sharing ideas and work with one another. In between meetings, work and of course those all important trips to the coffee machine, it has become ritual to throw balls from one side of the passage to the other. It’s not unlikely that someone will be sitting at their desk and suddenly have a ball thrown in their direction. This dangerous game of “who throws the hardest,” has become an important part of brainstorming.
Siesta time is a much needed time of the day, especially in the heat of summer. We take 20 minutes to have a quick snooze and generally just relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. We get 5 minutes to fall asleep (if we wish to,) 10 minutes to nap and then 5 minutes to wake up and pull ourselves towards ourselves. This precious time gives us the chance to de- stress and try clear our minds for those new, “push the envelope ideas” that make our client’s websites so unique.
On the last Friday of every month we dress up according to a theme. These have become a very enjoyable part of our lives at Talooma. Some of our more recent Crazy Friday’s have included Crazy Sock Friday, School Day Friday and the most recent being Super Hero Friday. It’s a chance to laugh (even more than we already do) and enjoy the fun and crazy side that we all have.
Birthdays at Talooma are special. When a staff member has a birthday they MUST bring cake for the rest of the office. In return, they get the Friday closest to their birthday off. Sounds like a fair enough exchange!
In general life at Talooma consists of much hard work, dedication to clients, fun and lots of freshly brewed coffee and ideas.