Tradition Archives | Outsell

Happy Holidays!

Donating to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation each holiday season is tradition at Outsell, and one that we happily continued this year. Each employee was allocated $20 to purchase a toy/gift from our Target.com registry that was then purchased and delivered to Outsell to be readied for pickup. With a deadline of 5:00pm set for Monday, December 12th, to get items purchased, the gifts arrived and were sent off to help with our local community Toys for Tots last week. You can see more photos at our Facebook page. Check back for more events from The Outsell Caring Committee and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
The week before 4th of July weekend was abuzz at Outsell, especially between the hard-working Dealer Sales and Dealer Services teams. In the spirit of Sales Team Lead, Justin Kramer, and his commitment to keeping the blood flowing during long hours of hard selling, the rest of Dealer Sales took up the tradition of pushup breaks. Even with Kramer still recovering from a serious ankle injury, Dealer Sales considered themselves superior to any other department for physical prowess and challenged Dealer Services to a week-long pushup contest. Taking an average of the various team members’ pushups for a single score at the end of each day, Dealer Services took an early lead, but by Wednesday of last week the resolve in Dealer Sales strengthened and their daily average skyrocketed to as high as 60! The final count: Dealer Services: 206.4 total averaged pushups Dealer Sales: 242.25 total averaged pushups In the spirit of good sportsmanship, Dealer Services brought in bagels today to celebrate the Dealer Sales victory. Though I am sure this rivalry is far from over. The original response from Dealer Services to the pushup challenge:
Even though 1) we haven’t “taken up the tradition of pushup breaks", 2) we aren’t allowed to do pushups in the contact center, 3) we have a geriatric 1/8 of a ton’r, car accident bad back victim, and one partially removed tricep from a baseball injury...WE ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE! (with the stipulation of a second challenge of our choosing).
Fair play was also accompanied by many snarky comments between teams.
Dealer Sales: “I would like some validation on what kind of pushups they were doing, if any.” Dealer Services: “The type of pushups we did are called winning pushups!” Dealer Sales: “I guess we’ll need to use both arms today to compete.” Dealer Services: “You guys were using arms?”
But in the end, the numbers sided with Dealer Sales. Good game, teams! Stay tuned for the next challenge.
May 11, 2011

Bagel Wednesday

Campaign Operations Batch Manager, Katherine Lyman, showed off her Outsell team spirit once again today with “Bagel Wednesday”, a weekly tradition providing fresh bagels and cream cheese for her team and anyone able to snag one before they’re gone. While Katy started the tradition, team members Kip Reynolds and Samantha McIntosh also take turns providing the bagels, with occasional guest appearances by Vice President of Operations, Susan Sperl.

Thanks for going the extra mile, Katy!