Working at one of the top orange county casino party titans DOES have it's perks. We seem to say that all the time, but when you work for a company whose motto is, "This Beats Working," that kinda tells ya you're in a pretty fun place to work.
Yes, these "perks" are all around us. For starters, Aces Casino is open six days out of the week, but most of the action is reserved for the weekends. 95% of the casino night events that we participate in happen on either Friday or Saturday of that week. Two days.
So, a quick check of the office calculator tells us that six minus two equals FOUR DAYS of just sitting around the office each and every week. Sure, there are a lot of things to do in our offices; repair damaged equipment from the past week of events, telephone contact work with future clients that needs to be attended to, itinerary work for upcoming events.....Yes, the weekdays DO have a few things around here that DO need some our usual orange county casino night company attention.
But, alas, there is more than a little bit of, shall we say, "down-time" in our offices, times where there really isn't much to do. "Agh, what a world, what a world indeed." WHATEVER shall we DO around here to fill this awful down-time?
Thank goodness for this coming August.
Why August, you might ask? simple; For, you see, August is the yearly signal to the Aces Casino calendar that FOOTBALL is returning to the orange county casino night mindset, my friends. NFL Football. Around here, there's only one thing bigger than NFL football. (at least, that's what the owner of the company tells us, but I think he's talking about work. Sorry, that ain't it.)
And THAT, my friends, is NFL FANTASY FOOTBALL.
Bottom line, we LOVE fantasy football here at Aces Casino. And, if I trust the numbers that I see reported by well-known news agencies from across the United Staes, most of America does, too. Each and every year in the U.S., more than 15 million people play fantasy football each calendar year. (Most of them work here, i'm sure, but I digress.) That's a LOT of what most business owners must consider "a waste of time."
That is, MOST businesses.
Anyone that works in THESE offices will tell you that it's time to change the corporate motto of Aces Casino from "This Beats Working," to "Fantasy Football First!" This place gets CRAZY with activity at this time of year, most of the activity based on the amount of clients that contact us to begin setting up their fall fund raisers and December holiday events. But when the office is closed for the day at 6pm, it's unofficially "re-opened" at 6:01PM, when fantasy football takes over the building once a week, normally Thursdays.
I mean, it's NUTS here, especially since the owner of this company won the 2009 fantasy football championship. (Put away the trophy, J.J. -- I'm not polishing that thing, EVER.) Now, the 2010 DRAFT is going to be held here on a Sunday in August (because Aces is usually closed on Sunday, so it doesn't interfere with the company's time). The draft board is already UP in our main meeting room. This is serious business.
But, for those of you that are also into Fantasy Football, i'm guessing that you KNOW this feeling already. Pretty cool, ain't it? Sue me, but fantasy football is pretty fun. Until you lose to a co-worker. That's no fun. Trust me. (grin)
Moral of the story? It shouldn't surprise anyone to find out that an orange county casino party rental company that prides itself on creating a fantasy-like atmosphere of casino gaming also tends to gravitate towards fantasy football. It's a match made in heaven.
Until you lose to a co-worker. Woops, I already said that, didn't I?