Out of my four summers interning, here is a condensed summary of things I wish to pass on to the next batch of overly eager beavers…
If my coworkers aren’t bringing in a sophisticated, grown-up meal, they’re going out to buy their lunch. My sad plastic bag from the A&P sits tied up in the back of the fridge.
You will forget to wear deodorant and spend the rest of the day operating with T-rex meets kangaroo arms.
People Are 100% Hilarious When In “Meeting Mode”
Proficiency is only one aspect of the corporate world. Politics is a much bigger factor in whether you land that promotion or get that pay raise.
There is something humbling about being the youngest in an office. Everyone around me has years of knowledge that I haven’t begun to touch yet.
“With some new staff, we’re going through a little bit of a transition process.”
I like to think I’m a pretty great trainer (I’ve had a lot of experience at this point), and I’ve amassed a few tips on how to make your new team member feel comfortable and confident throughout the training process.
The woman set us up at the conference table, clearly comfortable despite the awkward silence. I was nervous to even clear my throat, but we began to talk.
So, the next time you congregate with co-workers around the dull hum of a projector, try your best to avoid embodying the above archetypes. Who knows? You might even accomplish something.