officebroker.com Down Tools to Support Crucial England Match
On Wednesday afternoon many of officebroker.com’s 60-strong UK team will be clocking off early to cheer on the England football team, as they face their crunch World Cup match against Slovenia at 3pm (GMT).
officebroker.com Managing Director Jim Venables has agreed to let members of all departments, including Account Managers, Marketing, IT and Finance, leave the Tamworth-based office at 1pm to allow enough time for staff to get home and get settled for England’s vital World Cup game against Slovenia.
If things go badly, this could potentially be England’s last game. And although Jim Venables will be staying behind to man the phones and assist clients who need a business-as-usual service, he is aware that many team members will be keen to support their country.
“The team have all worked very hard this year and as a result, we are continuing to expand at a rapid rate,” commented Jim. “They have earned their right to an afternoon off and I’m sure their cheers will be heard in South Africa – which might even help England through to the next round!”
Around the West Midlands, other firms are also giving their staff the opportunity to watch or listen to the match.
Staff at Royal Mail’s sorting depot in Newtown will be allowed to listen to the commentary, and financial services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers will let some of its staff invite clients to watch the game as part of a networking strategy.
Production lines at Land Rover’s Lode Lane factory in Solihull will be stopped to allow employees to watch the match, although Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant will continue steadfastly – and workers have reportedly even been threatened with disciplinary action if they attempt to use radios to keep up with the score.
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