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Yosemite Trip Brings the WSC Family Together

August 3rd, 2017

Standing on the granite lip of Half Dome nearly 5,000 feet above the majestic Yosemite Valley, and 8,839 feet above sea level, a group of WSC employees made a special call in to work Friday, July 28, to share their achievement and view.

WSC employees hold the company flag on top of Half Dome on Friday, July 28.

The group reached the top of Half Dome around 11 a.m. and soon placed a Facetime call back to the San Luis Obispo office to share the view from the top, as well as the local marmot population. They were greeted by those still at work and three dogs who spent the day in the office.

A group of WSC employees, family and friends take in the view of Yosemite Valley from on top of  Half Dome on Friday, July 28.

It is trips like this that strengthen WSC’s incredible workplace culture. Struggling together up a long, steep trail cultivated mutual respect, relaxing in the cool waters of a mountain swimming hole built friendships, and sharing stories around a campfire enhanced their personal investment in each other.

The trip was organized by the WSC Rocks Committee, an internal committee focused on connecting staff across offices through relationship building exercises and experiences, as well as elevating the WSC culture. 19 WSC employees, family and friends spent the weekend in Yosemite National Park — 10 of whom made the 15 ½-mile trek from the Valley floor, up the Mist Trail to Half Dome and down the John Muir Trail.

WSC employees, family and friends stand on top of Half Dome on Friday, July 28.

After a weekend like this, it is no surprise that “fun” was the most common word employees used to describe working at WSC in the client survey issued by INC. Magazine to determine the Best Places to Work in 2017, ultimately leading WSC to be selected for this monumental acknowledgement.

Not only that, the WSC Rocks Committee is gearing up for the annual company camping trip in late August where even more WSC employees, family, and friends  from offices throughout California and Oregon will come together for four days in beautiful Morro Bay, CA.