That foil around your desk is out of love

When Elif Baydar, staffing consultant for the Operating Systems Group, joined the team last year, she brought with her a healthy sense of humor and a longtime love of pranks. (The kind that mean lots of creativity— and hours of office cleanup.)

“I didn’t see enough pranking going on around here,” she says, adding that a friendly gag here and there helps with recruiting. “It’s a great tool for letting people know that we’re not fuddy-duddy. At all.”

It’s also good for team unity. “Nobody pranks somebody they don’t like,” Baydar asserts.

In honor of April Fool’s Day, a greatest hits of OSG’s staffing team’s recent decorative practical jokes …

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A lot of people on the OSG staffing team have kids. Satish Bhat does not. And he’s made it clear that he’s not interested in rearing wee ones, either. So, when he announced he was leaving them for another team, Bhat’s coworkers turned his office into a nursery, complete with a (chocolate) poopy diaper on his desk. His revenge? Bhat swapped the keys around on Baydar’s keyboard before bidding the team adieu.
The nursery
April 01, 2014
A lot of people on the OSG staffing team have kids. Satish Bhat does not. And he’s made it clear that he’s not interested in rearing wee ones, either. So, when he announced he was leaving them for another team, Bhat’s coworkers turned his office into a nursery, complete with a (chocolate) poopy diaper on his desk. His revenge? Bhat swapped the keys around on Baydar’s keyboard before bidding the team adieu.
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