About Fohr’s 1-Year Anniversary Tradition: The Varsity Jacket
Last updated on
September 19, 2023
When someone invests a year of their life into something, it’s worth acknowledging that milestone.
We at Fohr recently had the pleasure of handing out an overdue batch of Fohr Varsity Jackets to a larger-than-usual group of employees who had passed their respective one-year anniversaries with the company. Fohr is a company that prioritizes people over profits, in that order. We love to celebrate our employees, especially when they hit a milestone in life and their careers.
The gift for when an employee punches in one year at Fohr is our custom Fohr varsity jacket. 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,948 minutes. A lot of hard work, grit, and love are represented by this tradition. But when it happens amidst a backdrop of a global pandemic, myriad supply chain issues affecting the varsity jacket industry, the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, and many such cases? It’s a cause for celebration.
What makes this jacket even more special? The individual in it and their Fohr story, of course.
A patch speaks a thousand words
The jackets themselves are each customized, with special insignias and patches to designate skill sets, departments, tenure, and more. We like to think of them as emblems to represent the history of Fohr. At Fohr, each badge is like a medal of honor and we are proud of the individuals who have received these medals and continue achieving incredible milestones within our company.
Each jacket features a sequentially-numbered pool ball representing the ‘hire number’ of the employee
The FC letters represent the company’s original name, Fohr Card. Letter jackets trace their origins to letter sweaters, first introduced by the Harvard University baseball team in 1865.
10002 is our Lower East Side office zip code.
Fohr: the island off the coast of Germany for which the company is named.