Last update on June 12, 2014.
Edmonton, AB – A festive children's game degenerated into a ruthless power struggle as Strathcom staff participated in an annual Easter egg hunt on Thursday afternoon. The day's big winners were the team from the Web Design Department—Carrie Oliva, David Lam, and Melissa McNally—who benefited from a last minute political donation from the Online Marketing Managers, who added the entirety of their egg tally moments after the team of copywriters (allied with members of the PPC, SEO, and Technical Support departments) had submitted their final count. Last minute power bargains were not uncommon. In truly Underwoodian fashion, alliances were quickly formed as coworkers teamed up to solve the cryptic clues written by event administrator, Sarah Guenette. The bookcases, couches, and kitchen cabinets were all ransacked. Red herrings were used to misdirect the other searchers. The event was organized by Guenette, and bankrolled by General Manager, David Lord. Lord leaked to the press before the event was set to begin that the mystery prize would involve a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles chocolate prize, when interrogated by Steven Laroche over lunch. Lord suspected that Laroche had snooped around earlier and discovered the prize in order to seem clairvoyant and impress his coworkers, which Laroche denied as ascribed to "random guessing." Witnesses seem to confirm Laroche's claims. Many egg sightings had been reported by staff members earlier in the day before the official competition start time, with reports of some of them having been eaten in advance. Allegations of smuggled outside chocolates have gone un-investigated by Strathcom authorities. According to event administrator Sarah Guenette, all of the eggs have been accounted for. Official sources report that the web team and Trish's alliance won with 79 eggs while team Eric, Erin, Sam, Liza, and Michael came in a close 2nd with 72.