One of the best things that my Company ever did was to have a Buddy System. Every newcomer is assigned their very own Buddy, which of course is another staff that has been with the Company for a while. My assigned buddy when I first joined has long left. However, over the years, I have become the Buddy to several new staff. Not everyone likes this task, and sadly the last I heard, the system was due to be scrapped. I love it because I like making new friends, and I can understand that for a newcomer, having a special buddy makes for a less scary and faster integration into the company.
Look what my Buddy got for me for a particular momentous occasion? Love the present and adore the ribbon which was tied so beautifully by another colleague gifted with deft fingers.
Ahem, does it look like a book signing session?
Dinner with The Baker, I really love cook books! Can’t ever have enough.
My special buddy