Instead of straight decompressing and complaining about my former job, I’ve decided to write about some of the more…interesting and amusing moments of my past year. Look for these moments to show up in books 🙂
Building office furniture
When I started working for the company, I started with another woman. She was (and still is) one of the sweetest people that I have ever met. My boss was really excited because the following week his first sales rep, John, was going to start. John this, John that…I thought he was some sort of a god or something because of the high amount of praise that I heard.
One of my first tasks was to buy a new desk for John. “John needs a desk. And a chair. Please order him one. We also need bookshelves. Please find some nice shelves and order them.” Being the diligent new employee, I did.
The boxes came, and I learned who would be building the desk, chair and bookshelves. Not my boss. Not John. Me. I was responsible for building John’s new desk.
Nothing says welcome to your new life like building a desk for the new guy.