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Reddit Gifts pays a Visit

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Our friends from Reddit Gifts paid us a visit in Austin last week. 

As you can see from this Twitter selfie, much fun was had.  Especially enjoyed take their team our to experience Alamo Drafthouse… After it sank in that he was sitting at the greatest movie experience known to humankind, Reddit Gift’s founder Dan McComas began to lament, “It’s not fair that you get this…”  

It is so not fair Dan. So deliciously, hilariously not fair.  We will pour out a .40 for you next time we see a movie at Alamo.  Some time next week. 

Really enjoyed hanging out and getting to know you, thanks for making the trip!  Hope to return the favor in SLC soon!

(Photo credit, from left to right, Topher Hyink, Dan McComas with Reddit Alien plush, Jessica Moreno, Gary Jense, Ellen Pao and Joel Bush.)

Amplifier All Hands Meeting

All Hands Meeting

Yesterday, March 27th, we held an all hands meeting at Amplifier. During yesterday’s all hands meeting, Everyone ate huge, ridiculous, almost debilitating portions of Rudy’s BBQ.  Pretty cruel when you consider that after the meeting everyone had to go back to work instead of take a nap.

We surprised the crew by handing out embroidered Red Kap workshirts. (If you don’t know Red Kap, they make some of the best work wear in the business.)  We thought it would be cool to color code our teams by their department. Do so enables visitors to instantly grasp what’s happening in the often raging sea of activity on a typical day. 

Color schemes were: 

5 Year Jerseys

We also took a moment to recognize employees who had put in more than 5 years at Amplifier with a special handmade flannel baseball jersey.  We do hard work here.  Anyone who has made it five years has put in unbelievable hours. No matter what their department, it’s a given the “5 years” have packed thousands of orders, worked many a holiday, and generally done so with a great attitude.

These jerseys were a secret. Only our founders knew about them.  We just asked employee for their favorite number between 1 and 100.  They didn’t know it but they were picking their team number.  

  • Joel Bush - #1
  • Paco Contreras - #20
  • LeVar Fresch - #77
  • Jud Harris - #67
  • Topher Hyink - #17
  • James McNown - #2
  • Doug Sewell -#33
  • Jef Sewell - #00
  • Macon Stokes - #7
  • John Totman - #44
  • Chris Vreeland - #23
  • Terry Wallace - #3

Very soon Tanya Johnson and Cody Isaacks will join the 5 year club.  We hope everyone working here today sticks around to earn a jersey.  They’re a great crew and we’re proud of all of them!