Let’s be honest, the creation and use of memes may be the best free entertainment humans have ever been blessed with. Whether a movie, tv show, cartoon, or iconic social moment, memes are very much a part of pop culture right now.
That being said, every week the ISlide Team will spend some time during lunch to give you all the hottest memes of the week. And of course, some made in-house.
Hypebeast....can't live with them...can't live without them
So you're saying it's not "an elephant'....
Who doesn't like new ways to customize
Betcha can't just have 1!
Once a month, employees arrive to the ISlide office in the midst of organized chaos. Half the team heads to the loading dock, while the other half waits at the top of the elevator for the first of several trips that include hundreds of boxes of slides shipped from our warehouse in Vietnam. A chain link of team members pass boxes onto the elevator, only for the 3rd floor team to unload them into piles, then onto our “pallets”, which are essentially giant skateboards. We wheel hundreds of boxes down our hallway, into the Cage, and stack them by size and color. The team coordinates manpower and strategy to get this process done in an efficient manner, working together in the best way we know how: as a team.
This may seem like simple, day to day ISlide activities, but shipment day really serves as a reminder of what the values of our company are and how we can act on them. The ideal ISlide employee is a team player, a hard worker and above all passionate about what we’re trying to accomplish. Communication is critical on shipment day, as we not only need to be working as fast as possible, but listening to directions, making smart, quick decisions and taking the lead when necessary. On shipment day, it’s about going the extra mile for your teammates, whether it be taking a heavy box from your struggling co-worker or offering to run down to the loading dock to finish up unloading.
These qualities are not too far from what we try to emulate on a daily basis in the ISlide office. Accountability, communication, teamwork and passion are the key factors of business running as it should around here. In the day to day, our departments work together as smaller teams, getting their work done in their own separate ways. On shipment day, when every single employee is pulling their weight to accomplish a common goal, I am reminded of what we can do as a company just by working together cohesively.
This blog was written by customer service intern, MaryKate Murphy.
This summer at The Lab, ISlide reached its fifth year as a company, a mark that not many startups reach...especially the ones in the footwear industry. As an intern, through working here and being a part of the team, I’ve come to the realization that ISlide can change the game, and has already begun to do so. Name a top athlete or celebrity, there’s a good chance they have worn our slides. From Antonio Brown to Russell Westbrook to DJ Khaled and even some of the top ESport gamers, we’ve become a commonly seen item. With this added exposure, comes an increase in business. And an increase in business means an increase in the collective help needed to get these awesome slides to people across the world. As I mentioned, I’m an intern, more specifically a sales intern, and I can say from experience that interns do a wide variety of odd jobs around the lab that add much needed efficiency to the production process. We’ve been creating slides for over 5 years now and because of our quality check process, not every one of them goes out the door on the first try… especially when customers give us a challenge through creative, detailed artwork or logos. As an intern, it was partly my job to box up all of our extra slides to be donated.
Another odd job that an employee (or intern) may be tasked with is breaking down and rebuilding backdrops that are used at events. When members of the sales staff go to a trade show, tournament, camp, or event, they carry a bunch of materials to show off. Interns help with making sure our reps have the resources necessary to present our product to the world.
Some other odd jobs include going on food runs for the office, taking out the trash, or inflating the basketballs on our court to make sure we can have the most fun possible. The best part about the odd jobs we do at ISlide is that everyone pitches in to help, not just the interns. All of these jobs are necessary for the day to day operation of our small business and we all take pride in doing our job to make sure the company is headed towards success.
This blog was written by sales intern, Zachary Fingliss.
Shark Week is the beloved time of year when the Discovery Channel goes insane and plays non-stop shark related episodes for a week straight. From survivor stories to behavioral studies to marine biology research expeditions, Discovery Channel captures it all. Now we all know that the main purpose of the week is to educate the public about sharks, their current state, and prove that these intimidating animals aren’t the scary and vicious monsters that movies make them out to be. Sharks have developed the reputation of killers because of movies like “Jaws,” “Deep Blue Sea,” and “The Shallows,” however, worldwide, there is an average of only 83 shark attacks per year and just 6 of them result in a fatality. Meanwhile, roughly 100 million sharks are killed by humans each year. That doesn’t mean I’m going to go jump right into shark infested water, but we shouldn’t be killing sharks out of fear, because the odds are in your favor!
I don’t know about you, but when I see an 18 foot, 2,000 pound shark next to an average sized human, my mind is blown! It’s important that we learn that these animals aren’t all bite. Throughout Shark Week, we get to see sharks up close and personal in their natural habitat. They pretty much mind their own business even when surrounded by people and cameras
To make the best week of the year even better, Shark Week is filled with tons of celebrities! This year Aaron Rodgers, Rob Gronkowski, Lindsey Vonn, Shaq, Guy Fieri, Bear Grylls, and Ronda Rousey all made special appearances. If you think it’s fun to watch Gronk on the field, then you have no idea what’s in store for you watching him on Shark Week…plus he wore ISlides!
Okay... I’ll admit there are a few weeks throughout the year that rival Shark Week. My favorites are the first week of march madness, Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah, however Shark Week puts them all to shame. As a self proclaimed Shark Week expert, let me tell you that anyone who ever tells you that any given week is better than Shark Week is wrong. There’s simply nothing like it. Shark Week is not only informational but it’s also extremely interesting and exciting! If you have never watched before, then you’re missing out and should go back and watch everything because it’s worth it.
This blog was written by social media intern, Rachel Goose.