The staff and management of catchoftheday.com.au would like to formally apologise to our new Prime Minister Ms. Julia Gillard, as well as the ministers of Employment, for a major drop in workplace productivity on Tuesday the 28th of September 2010.
Over the course of the day hundreds of thousands of so called employees spent countless hours on the website that claims to be Australia’s no.1 online department store, purchasing amazing bargains rather than actually doing work as requested and paid for by their employers.
To all the employers we would like to say “We are Sorry.”
To the employees we would like to say this: If you thought that Tuesday had some bargains to offer, just wait and see what we have in store for you in 3 weeks time, when we celebrate Catch’s 4th birthday.
But September was a huge month for technical shut-downs, with companies as big as Virgin Blue Airlines and eBay experiencing similar crashes as Catch. Clearly this goes to show that you’re not huge until you’re experiencing server crashes and technical difficulties!
To those of you that don’t know what we’re talking about, here’s a short summary:
Tuesday saw the return of our ever popular/ever hated Baitathon; depending on whether you managed to grab a PS3 for $199 determines which category you fall under. As you can imagine, with over 100,000 people trying to get on at the same time screaming “I need the PS3,” the majority of you went home empty handed. Our condolences about this also – if we could accommodate you all, we certainly would.
Overall during the Baitathon, there were literally thousands of lucky punters that managed to grab some great bargains on cameras, iPhone batteries, GHD stylers, and 300 very lucky ones snatched 40″ Sony 3D TV’s within a single hour. Yes it was fun, yes it was frustrating and YES we’ll see you back again in a few weeks for our Birthday Bash!