Size: 26 team members
Habitat: Southeast corner of the 13th floor — “our cubes are better than everyone else’s.” Look for cupcakes, ball toss, and the slingshot that once hit Tony in the head.
Migratory patterns: To and from the back table for donuts, walking in a pack between the NSC and Starbucks.
Food: Friday donuts, Vick’s candy jar, Yaisa and Missi’s baked goods, and Karen’s chili con carne.
Predators: External auditors and other teams that try and steal their food.
Most active: During January and February for the year-end close when financial reports have to go out.
Daily activities/regular routines: Counting beans with a heavy dose of sarcasm.
Longest standing member: Cathy, 16 years.
Newest addition: Rob, who started in July of 2013.
Words of Finance Wisdom: “It’s just numbers, not brain surgery!”
Known for: Awkward silences, cracking jokes, and requiring a constant intake of coffee. Other than that? “We’re not telling, we keep it on the down low.”
Adaptive survival skills: Screening phone calls, reaching out to coworkers to solve problems.
Contact: Email Karen Gates