Company Retreat Adapted To Closing Eyes; Pretending We’re All In Duluth

Pickle In The Pot Inc. (“PITPot” or “The Company”), a gastronomic-focused company that focuses on fermentation and pickling delicacies, has announced that their annual Spring company retreat will, due to the pandemic, be adapted to a Microsoft Teams video meeting where all participants will close their eyes and imagine they are in the magical wonderland of Duluth.

“We at PITPot are dedicated to our employees,” said Chief Wellness Officer, Brad Morris, who was wearing an “I’ve Clearly Given Up JK JK Unless…” trucker cap with his three-piece suit. “While we’d normally be spending the week at the Dells or sleeping in cabins at a Christian summer camp, this year we have to improvise. We thought for this year’s retreat we’d allow people to do what they have been dreaming of doing since the pandemic started: not be judged for closing their eyes on camera for extended periods of time, dreaming of being literally anywhere else but their home

While we’d normally be spending the week at the Dells or sleeping in cabins at a Christian summer camp, this year we have to improvise. We thought for this year’s retreat we’d allow people to do what they have been dreaming of doing since the pandemic started: not be judged for closing their eyes on camera for extended periods of time, dreaming of being literally anywhere else but their home.”

During the six-day, seven-night retreat, participants will log in and be sorted into groups based on their favorite Duluth activities such as skiing, hiking, going to the aquarium, and explaining to non-Minnesotans what exactly Duluth is.

“Overall, the goal for this retreat is for all of us to stop pretending things are okay and start pretending that we are exploring that cute little knickknack store that only sells things that are made in Duluth,” Morris added.

100% of the company has pre-registered to the retreat and 15% have “started early”.