By k | February 25, 2010 - 6:00 am - Posted in Corporate Games

I spend $10 a week
participating in the office lotto pool.

Playing the lottery
doesn’t make sense financially.
The odds of winning are very, very low.

So why am I part of it?

Because participating
in the office lotto pool
DOES make sense… for me.
It is a quick way of announcing
that I am part of the team,
that I am one of them.

Normally I don’t get asked
to participate
until months into a contract.
It is a signal
from someone on the list
that I’ve gone from an outsider
to being one of the team.

So I don’t shrug off that signal.
I participate
and amplify that belonging
to the others.

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2 Comments

  1. February 25, 2010 @ 3:40 pm


    Great post. Is there any cynicism left or is it all just practical now?

    Posted by elisha
  2. February 25, 2010 @ 9:57 pm


    In the company?
    I think there are always disbelievers.
    No matter where you are in a project.
    You could win a gold medal and have someone say it was a fluke.
    You do despite the cynicism.

    Posted by k

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