Every year my job does this walking/exercise/weight loss challenge from Memorial Day to Labor Day (USA). In previous years they awarded water bottles and tee shirts for all who competed, with sums of money given to the top three people who logged in the most miles and lost the most weight.
This year it was strictly a monetary prize to all who participated and yowza the top three people each walked over 750-850 miles. PA is noted because the home office is located in Provo, Ut.
But, what really irks me is this:
To me this is NOT rewarding, it’s a major slap in the face to the top three people, to anyone who did the BSLW 200 to lose weight and get healthy. You could say, oh come on Matt treat it like a cheat day but ya know what I call bullshit. I didn’t participate in the 200 this year but I am tired of all the unhealthy choices that are always offered for employee perks/parties/lunches.
I am thinking of skipping them going forward (aside from the BBQ picnic my Department is having off-site on a Friday and getting out of the last three hours of work) no Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Or celebratory getting married or retirement cakes.