… after working 2.5 weeks in corporate retail PR:
- While it’s important to be nice to everyone, it’s especially important to be really nice to assistants and the mailroom. In my experience, they are first witness to all of your mistakes (and may just keep their mouths shut and guide you along), and the last line of defense if you are trying to get something done in a jiffy.
- You can never have too many boxes. I would even go as far as saying that there is a black market for boxes on our floor (creative/retail/marketing). As in so many other parts of life, the bigger, the better.
- Don’t ever refuse to go to lunch, even if you already brought food. I swore that I wouldn’t eat out more than once a week, but in corporate (as in most other jobs, actually), getting together outside of office/cubicle walls helps to build rapport.
- While you do not have to be fully outfitted in your brand, it is frowned upon to wear competitors’ clothing in the office.
So far, that is all 😀
Currently Loving: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; learning about programming from Carl H (for FREE, it’s my new hobby); new interval for running, 4 minutes running and 1 minute walking. 2.5 miles on Monday!