20. Dezember 2011

You can’t judge a book

von Mark Caplan - English trainer, Gastautor

by looking at the cover, although most of us do it without realizing it. Take a look at the colleague walking past and you see only the co-worker who has been coming to work with us for years. We don’t often get the chance to see what hobbies or interests they have. The truth is that everybody has more to them than just what we see at work. At Schöck, for instance, there are people who are very talented artists, people who are expert skiers. Some are members of Carnival clubs who wear masks and take part in parades and Schöck also has a lot of staff members who play musical instruments. At the Schöck end of year party the Schöck colleagues found out that the English teacher plays in a band and wrote a song for the company.

When Ms Frank found out that I (the English trainer at Schöck since 2006) played in a band she asked me if I would write a song for Schöck. “Not a problem” I said and two weeks later came back proudly with my first effort. This wasn’t exactly what Ms Frank wanted, firstly it was in English and too “rocky” so I sat down with my guitarist and came up with “Wir sind Schöck”.

Click here to hear it.

Thankfully this was a success and I and my band not only came along to sing the Schöck song at the party in Rastatt but we also gave everybody a chance to dance to Rhythm & Blues and Joe Cocker songs.


Mark Caplan Band

A famous quotation says “Once in a while, people will surprise you, and once in a while people may even take your breath away.” So take a closer look at the guy (or girl) working next to you. There just may be a pleasant surprise waiting for you.


2 Kommentare

20. Dezember 2011 um 10:02

Mark, I would really love to hear the first version of the Schöck song! And thank you for the music and your English lessons, they give so much pleasure!

20. Dezember 2011 um 22:03

You’re very welcome Birgit. Schöck is a great place to work 🙂

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