Pie Appreciation Day? Or…Any Other Day?

Pie Appreciation Day? Or, Any Other Day?

I am so thankful to work for Lerch Bates and Pie Consulting & Engineering, where Employee Appreciation Day is treated just like any other day. How can this be, you might ask? Well, when you take two companies like Lerch Bates and Pie who are guided each day by shared values and a deep appreciation for their employees, then EVERY DAY is Employee Appreciation Day!

Here are just some of the many benefits provided to our employees:

  • 100% Employee Owned
  • Competitive Base Salaries above industry averages
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits
  • Up to 6% 401K Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Paid Time Off (more than you can ever reasonably use)
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Staff Training & Development
  • Coaching & Mentoring Programs
  • Online Learning Management System
  • Weekly Thankful Meetings
  • Monthly Town Hall Meetings
  • Monthly Tech on Tap Meetings
  • Employee Recognitions
  • Pie Clothing Allowance (Spring & Fall)
  • Monthly Birthday Celebrations
  • Company Paid Birthday Bonuses
  • 100 Sandwiches Community Event
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Common Hope (Guatemala)
  • Annual Town Hall Meeting & Christmas Party
  • Enjoy the Ride Events including:
    • Pie Night at Baseball Games
    • Skiing & Snowboarding
    • White Water Rafting
    • Barbeque Beach Fridays
    • Pedal Pub
    • Go Karts
    • Softball/Kickball Leagues
    • Top Golf

The list goes on and on! However, at the heart of all these personal and professional development programs, is the culture and core values that inspire our behavior every day. It’s the respect that we show toward one another, acting with integrity and working diligently in common purpose to serve our clients as an expression of the best version of ourselves. So, to all of you, our best wishes for a Happy Employee Appreciation Day. As we and so many of our clients and industry partners call it, just another day of caring for the other person with a commitment toward showing it.

As defined by Wikipedia, Employee Appreciation Day is an unofficial holiday observed on the first Friday in March. It is a day for companies to thank their employees for their hard work and effort throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the bond between employer and employee.

Michael J. Ermisch, R.L.A.

About the Author

A people-centric individual, Mike is inspired to serve with a deep commitment toward collaboration and team success. He has a uniquely vivid imagination and equally quick wit that’s reinforced by a high level of passion and creativity in his work. As National Director, Mike’s responsibilities are focused on business development, sales training, and corporate brand strategy in all Pie service lines and locations. In this capacity, Mike analyzes emerging market opportunities, recommends strategy, advises in Pie’s corporate branding efforts, and monitors client service and delivery. Mike is married with two adult children and one grandchild. Mike is active in his local parish music ministry and supports several community organizations. In his spare time, Mike enjoys construction, golf, traveling, and quality time with family and friends.