Well, we have one full week down and about eight to go. It has been an interesting adjustment to “cubicle life,” but I’m surviving and finally starting to get into the grind of actual work. It sounds like several of us started off with odd jobs or interesting tasks to stay busy, ranging from sorting paper to attending long meetings where we have no idea what is going on. For me, I’ve been researching bed bugs and all the glory that comes with those disgusting creatures. My main takeaway? Telling someone “Don’t let the bed bugs bite” at night is serious business…
With that said, a break was definitely needed midway through the week. Thankfully, we got that in our outing to the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Wednesday, June 7th. Although I despise the heat and live in constant fear of a sunburn, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The day was filled with activities as we toured the ServiceMaster Experience truck, almost got hit by Rob Gillette’s rogue golf ball, received free food in an air-conditioned suite, and ended the day meeting Andy Buckley (David Wallace) from “The Office.”
Overall, the week was pretty great, and I’m excited to see what Memphis brings throughout the rest of the summer. My final words of advice? From the great Michael Scott:
David Wallace: So listen, Michael, your branch has been doing great lately, and your sales staff is reporting very strong numbers. Out-performing last year, in fact. Um, and I don’t know exactly how to put this, but… what are you doing right? …
Michael Scott: David, here it is. My philosophy is basically this (and this is something that I live by. And I always have. And I always will): Don’t ever, for any reason, do anything to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what. No matter… where. Or who, or who you are with, or, or where you are going, or… or where you’ve been… ever. For any reason, whatsoever.
There you go, guys. What he said.