Turning Annoying Into Awesome

The Rush-Fee-Funded Fun Fund

Our rush service charge is basically all profit. I figured the company could be happy with a 50% margin, so we made the “Fun Fund.” Half of all the revenue collected through rush service charges goes into the Fun Fund.

  • A trip to an escape room
  • Pop-a-Shot
  • Birthday gifts
  • Cinco de Mayo Chipotle

Giving Back

Jenna had the idea to use some Fun Fund money to buy clothes and toys for some women and their children who were being helped by the Crisis Center for South Suburbia — an organization that helps women get out of abusive domestic situations.

Does it really make a difference?

I was curious about the impact the Fun Fund has had, so on a monthly employee survey, I asked. What I found is that it does make a difference, but not a big difference in the moment of working on a rush order, which makes perfect sense.

  • Turn potentially annoying rush orders into an awesome perk
  • Promote a company culture of having fun
  • Donate to a worthy cause
  • Reduce tasks for which management is responsible
  • Give new responsibility to an employee

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Educational Psychology Ph.D., business analytics nerd, computer scientist, President @MakeStickers

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Adam Feil

Adam Feil

Educational Psychology Ph.D., business analytics nerd, computer scientist, President @MakeStickers