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ITS Help Desk shows thanks, celebrates with colleagues
November 29, 2018
The ITS Help Desk team (along with some friends from other areas) celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a friendly gathering on the Wednesday afternoon before break in pot-luck style! Individuals brought the expected party staples including cheese and crackers, chips, dip, stuffed breads, various drinks, and other snacks. They also served up some awesome home-made creations such as crock-pot meatballs, kibbeh (Lebanese-style beef croquettes), baked holiday mac-n-cheese, and hot mulled cider.
While enjoying the food and networking with colleagues, the group took a few moments to anonymously recognize the things they were thankful for. These were read aloud and a “wall of thanks” featuring these quotes was temporarily posted in room 125 - later relocated to the ITS Help Desk area. The most common themes: thankfulness to work with amazing colleagues and supportive management who appreciate the hard work everyone does. Others noted thankfulness for their employment here at Yale, healthcare benefits, a reprieve from their daily duties to enjoy this gathering, and a kick-ass knowledge base. The team closed out the event with a game of Thanksgiving themed charades, including some cross-departmental colleagues who joined in on the fun.
- Photos provided by Mark Murphy III, Louisa de Cossy, and Cynthia Welsh
Chloe Kennedy Turnbull and Cynthia Welsh standing on either side of a whiteboard acting as a "Wall of Thanks". Staff attending the event each wrote a note of what they are thankful for and these were taped to the whiteboard.
A table featuring some delicious deserts, including several pies of various flavors.
One of the notes featuring what people are thankful for: "I'm thankful for having the opportunity to work with a group of amazing people!"
One of the notes featuring what people are thankful for: "All of you!".
A table featuring some of the food and snacks at the pot-luck.
Jillian Botti (left) and Dessara Bryant (right).
David Highsmith (left) and Antonio Valderrama (right).
Jesse Sabbagh (left) and Justin Denny (right).
Triston Hall (left) and Louisa de Cossy (right).
From left to right: Cassandra Cuddy, Laurel German, Jillian Botti, and Dessara Bryant.
Tables setup with holiday decor and supplies for writing what staff are thankful for.