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2015 Tesla Employee Appreciation Event

Discussion in 'Model S' started by omarsultan, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. omarsultan

    omarsultan Active Member

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    Tesla Fans:


    As the Tesla factory heads into crunch-time for the end of the year, I thought it would be cool to do another employee appreciation event this year, as last year’s banner and pizza event went so well--our Tesla contacts said our efforts were very much appreciated.


    After talking with the Tesla folks we worked with last year, and discussing what worked and what we might approach differently, we are making a couple of changes to simply logistics and make it easier for more owners/fans to participate.


    This year, we will be creating a video highlight reel with “thank yous” from owners or wannabe owners. Telsa will set up video kiosks around the factory which will then loop the video. Along with this, Tesla will also distribute “thank you” holiday cookies on behalf of owners. Finally, there will also be event at the factory in Fremont where employees can hear directly from owners—still working on the details for that, so stay tuned.


    You can participate in two ways:
    1) Send me a picture of you standing by your Tesla holding a sign with your message—something like this:
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    2) Send me a short Vine-style video clip (about 6 sec) with your thank you message


    Notes:
    1) Please shoot pics and video in landscape mode and at max resolution
    2) You will need to sign a release for your pic/video—submissions will become property of Tesla
    3) Feel free to be creative and fun with with your pic/video, but please keep it PG-rated and if you have an axe to grind with Elon and company, this is not the place to do it


    If you want to participate, please PM me and I’ll provide further details.
     
  2. Andyw2100

    Andyw2100 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for taking this on! I imagine it's going to be quite a bit of work for you. Thank you!
     
  3. sickfox

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    this is going to be epic!!! do we send the clip to you via your inbox? i want to participate. :biggrin:
     
  4. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Hmm, cookies...
    Oh, right, OT. Am in.
     
  5. gpetti

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    I had raised the possibility of a group of us in our region doing something collectively. One thought was that we provide one of our videos that shows a multitude of cars with a Calgary backdrop and maybe add a scene with a list of owners who want to thank the employees. Possibly this could be a picture of the same but with a sign edited in. I guess I'm assuming that this would be more efficient than if a bunch of us did them individually; however, if this seems too much I can back away from the idea.
     
  6. DougH

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    Showing appreciation to your local SC employees is also suggested. Doughnuts and pizza is what I do every few months.
     
  7. omarsultan

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    Hey folks - have a couple of updates:


    The Tesla folks got back to me and have picked Friday, December 11th. I think this is helpful for folks that wanted to do a local event in concert with the Fremont event. A couple of notes:
    1) Please send me a pic or video by December 7th
    2) If you want to participate in the Fremont event, let me know when you send me a pic/video
    3) If you are organizing a event at your local SvC, let me know and I will get you local contact you can coordinate with.


    One more thing, if you don't have time to source a big piece of paper/cardboard, just put your message in the cover email with the pic/video and I will add it as an overlay to the pic.


    Send your pic/video to me via PM.


    If you have any questions/comments, please post them on this thread.


    Regards,


    O

    - - - Updated - - -

    You started something cool last year, just wanted to keep it going. :)

    O
     
  8. Andyw2100

    Andyw2100 Well-Known Member

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    I think you are confusing me with andrewket. He was the original force that got the ball rolling on the pizza party last year.
     
  9. omarsultan

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    D'oh, you are correct...
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Yep. I did a Panera lunch last month. Food is always appreciated. :)
     
  11. omarsultan

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    Bump--still collecting pics videos or simple messages - PM me....
     
  12. omarsultan

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    Have more details on the Fremont event--we will be handing out holiday cooked to factory workers during their lunchtime break next Friday. If you want to participate, PM me. The "price" of participation is submitting a pic/video/message for the employee video.
     
  13. Andyw2100

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    Holiday cookies, right?

    Sounds great! Thanks again for organizing this!
     
  14. omarsultan

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    I still have a cope of open slots to help dsitrubute cookies tomorrow around lunchtime at the factory. PM me if you are interested.
     
  15. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I'd love to, but flying out to CA by lunch time tomorrow isn't in the cards. Unless of course Tesla wants to hand me my X while I'm there, in which case I'll find a way :)

    Thanks for putting the party and video etc together this year.
     
  16. ModelX

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    So appreciate you doing this! I am trying to put together some cookies for the local center tomorrow!
     
  17. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    That's not a bad idea. I'll take some cookies over to the local service and sales center.
     
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    I took cookies to the Columbus Ohio Store last Saturday. I now need to get some to the Service Center.
     
  19. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Had a lot of fun handing out cookies today. Employees seemed happy about free cookies, and the factory was buzzing away. Was good to meet omarsultan as well -- thanks for organizing.
     
  20. ModelX

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    I heard back that the local service center seemed surprised and pleased! Omarsultan thank you so much for putting this together!!
     

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