As you may remember, earlier this month several able-faced employees here at Apprenda took the “Movember” initiative and ran with it. The entire month was spent thinking about enterprise PaaS and growing beastly bristles.
There were several rules prescribed, which went like this:
1: Clean shaven, or neatly groomed, on day 1
2: Let the facial hair go wild
– Handlebar mustaches are also pretty sweet
3: No shaving until the end of the month
– However, allowed grooming techniques include: Shave neck to jawline, Shaved cheeks, Trimmed ‘stache, Beard tidying
The difficulties were many, and there were a few casualties; not all of us were able to make it to the finish line. Dean, our amiable director of recruiting, had a breakdown shortly after week number two. You could see it coming from miles away, literally. His beard was easily the most rugged among us– braiding his facial hair could make rope strong enough to tow industrial trailers down the highway, uphill.
Several of our would-be contestants had professional obligations that limited their involvement. Meeting with customers and having to look their best happened several times. I mean- obviously they know we’re on the edge of the Adirondack Park, but we aren’t practicing lumberjacking in our spare time.
There were others who, despite their best intentions and deepest concentrations, were unable to produce facial growth beyond that of your local kindergarten classroom. We applaud their participation.
Now, we have passed our end date. The light at the end of the tunnel is behind us- the sounds of trimmers and electric razors are as prevalent as lawn mowers in the month of July.
We didn’t enter into this lightly- this “contest” came with a recommended entry fee, and all proceeds will be split between a few worthy charities and causes, including the Children’s Hospital at Albany Med.
That being said- We began with 10- we ended with 5. Looking for results? See below!