Oh, corporate life. Only 3 weeks in the workforce and I’m already filled to the brim with opinions, questions and thoughts.
On this TOL, I’m just letting the words flow.
1. WHY ARE HEELS A THING? I know I mentioned this last week but it’s still on my mind because my feet complain every day. It’s such a double standard that men don’t have to wear painful things on their feet. I’m making it my mission this weekend to find bearable dress shoes.
2. Going off of the “not walking” thing…I’ve become the girl who stands up and stretches at her desk…regularly…as in every 30 minutes. Technically that’s what people should do, but it’s very awkward to stand up from my cubicle and see everyone looking directly at me. Hey, when they are hunched over from sitting too much, they’ll wish they stretched with me.
3. At the end of the workday, people leave the building like there’s a fire. It’s pretty much a full-on sprint to the parking garage. These people must have important places to go…aka home.
4. Confession: Food gets me through the day…11 a.m. snack, 1 p.m. lunch, 3 p.m. snack, 5 p.m. peace out.
5. Desk selfie. I send these to my friends and mom too often. Guess this would have been a good time to practice Snapchat.
6. I think out of the entire “new job experience,” my family is most proud that I look semi-decent every day. They are always impressed when I come down the steps in a work-appropriate outfit. As much as I would love to wear running shorts, I would rather not get thrown out of the building haha
7. Ok, NOT about work: Does anyone follow sports? The NBA Finals start tonight and America is pretty split on who we want to win…Kidding. Everyone outside of my state hates the Heat, as do I. #GoSpurs
8. I work at a very finance/business-y company, but I have the least finance/business-y job in the building. You probably guessed that considering I just wrote “business-y.” So this is how I feel when I hear what people sitting in the cubicles near me are working on…
9. Already this job has been very eye-opening. I thought I wanted to be in this field, but I’m realizing it might not be for me. I wouldn’t have known the “downsides” until I experienced the work first hand and for that I’m grateful. Even if I’m not in my dream career right now (nor do I know exactly what that is), this summer will be for learning, professional development and general work experience. All worthwhile and important things.
10. Tomorrow is Friday. Let’s get there, everyone.
Have you had experience in the corporate world?
Have you had a “dream job” that didn’t turn out to be how you pictured?