Iwas just reminded of this by one of my co-workers. I was in my office whining about how much work I had and how cold I was.
She brought me a sweater and showed me a sign she had about no crying. I took the sweater from her (three sizes too small) and went back to work.
The sweater was a cardigan and it got me to singing the old Mr. Rogers Neighborhood song. Next thing I know, everyone is reminiscing about their favorite kids show growing up.
For Seattle natives it seems to be JP Patches and Stan Boreson. I grew up with Diver Dan and Bozo the Clown.
OK, back to crying and tax season. We have a pretty busy condensed period of time and things get a little crazy around here. Of all the professions that nurture their staff and give out praise, accountants are not one of them. We are good at letting you know what you have done wrong and how to fix it.
Hence the rule about no crying in tax season. We do let our coworkers and staff know that we love and cherish them 300 days during the year. I hope they remember the good times as they drink their 3rd Redbull and tackle the next return.
When I hear that saying, I can’t help but think of Tom Hanks. There is no crying in baseball. Baseball is a central theme here at Hutchinson & Walter. We have season tickets and about every third year we rent two suites and take the whole firm and their families to a Mariners game.
Our employees are very important to us and we try not to overwork them or get them upset. However, just in case, we have a box of Kleenex on everyone’s desk.
So—back to work!!
Thanks for listening and I will talk at you again.