Work shouldn't be all work and no play. You shouldn't just turn up, do a days work and go home. You should also be able to have fun with your colleagues and enjoy yourself in and out of the office.
Work shouldn't be all work and no play. You shouldn't just turn up, do a days work and go home. You should also be able to have fun with your colleagues and enjoy yourself in and out of the office. One of the perks of working at Mayer Brown is the Sports and Social Club (SSC), which was established when the company first started and has continued since as a way for colleagues to get to know each other and have a laugh, everyone is welcome to take part and you always get out of it more than what you put in.
The Sport side of the SSC comes in many shapes and sizes, you don't have to be particularly fit to benefit but you do need to be keen. Many members of the SSC go to the local leisure centre at lunch times and after work to play competitive (or friendly) racket sports, improve their swimming technique in the local pool or even go for a mountain bike around the countryside in the summer months, with a visit to many local pubs along the way, all of which is subsidised by the SSC
While some people love the Sport side of the SSC it's not for everyone, the Social side is all about enjoying yourself with your colleagues after work and even at weekends. In March the SSC is arranging an evening Go Karting event which always attracts a lot of interest, it's a tough competition with some people taking it more seriously than others, but its always a huge amount of fun! After getting everyone in the racing mood, in April we are all off to the British Touring Cars Championship at Brands Hatch, just for spectators for now!
Later in the year all sorts of events are due to take place from in house lunch time meals to evenings at the horse races with live music, from comedy club nights to wine tasting events. The Sports and Social Club tries to make sure that there are events for everyone and anyone in the club is more than welcome to suggest and arrange an event for anyone to take part, after all, you've got to enjoy what you do and who you work with!
At Mayer Brown it is certainly not all work and no play!
Oliver Nevett Treasurer