Darkshaunz wrote:I spent the next 15 minutes talking to one of the managers (also a team leader), and telling her that her squad should probably do a better job with this exercise, because her team was dead last. Unfortunately, this wasn't the sexiest thing to say to a lady, and I got the impression that I shouldn't be standing in Team 3's square anymore.
Nah mate, bitches love that shit.
I would be just as angry as you if after a day of activities I was told 'welp, all the activities you did were basically worthless, its all about this last one'. Get fucked mate.
Your day sure does sound like some full on corporate team building.
I had a work event fairly recently, but it leaned a bit more towards fun than yours. We went indoor rock climbing, which I was surprised to find out I didn't hate. In fact I quite enjoyed it and seemed to be pretty decent at it.
There was a team aspect to it and also a quiz. For each wall your team conquered (at least one person from the team made it to the top), you got a quiz question.
There were 26 walls in total and my team managed to climb every single one of them. We split into two pairs (one climber, one rope holder per wall) so we could get through them quicker. I believe I did 6 walls, my partner did about 2 or 3 before she discovered/decided she couldn't do any more (at which point we'd swap and I'd climb her wall for her). Our third guy did about 5 walls and then our last guy did something like 12, he just beast-moded the entire thing (but he also had a lot more experience than the rest of us who all had none).
When it came to the quiz, I sat down and went through all the questions with my partner. I answered each of them as best I could and then I would hand her the question card and asked what she thought. I don't think she possessed a single thought of her own or managed to give any answer other than a confused shrug for any question.
Beast-mode climber was also useless at the quiz and he literally just said "no, I'm terrible at quizzes" and then didn't even look at a single question. Okay then. Third guy actually had a brain (he was the only other developer on my team) and he managed to get a few of the questions that I couldn't. There was one question where I'd written down two answers as I wasn't sure which one was correct (they were very similar with one word changed in an acronym we had to define), I told [guy with brain] to pick which one he thought was correct. I went to get a drink of water and the organiser called for people to hand their sheets to the next team for marking. Welp, we got ours back and of course we got that question wrong because there were still two answers written there and neither were crossed out (the one I was leaning towards was the correct answer).
We finished one point below the winners. Son of a bitch.