Hello my ONEin3ers. Oh it is Tuesday and like most Tuesdays we will be asking you a question. Unlike most Tuesdays however, Devin and I are not going to have our brainstorming sessions to come up with a fabulous question, but rather steal it.
My good friend Carlie, who reads the blog, despite living in Connecticut (gasp….I know, we try to not hold it against her) posted a fabulous question on her Facebook wall last week. Carlie graduated from Colby College in 2009, and has recently started a job as, what I like to describe as, a drug dealer. No, you would not find Carlie on a street corner, but rather, in doctors’ offices pitching prescription pharmaceuticals.
Why am I telling you this? Well Carlie’s fabulous question was…
“what is one thing you wish you knew before you took your first job”
Carlie didn’t answer her own queston, but maybe she was thinking…she wish she knew how to sell drugs better?
As my faithful readers might know, my first job was in Commercial Real Estate. I suppose what I would have liked to have known before I took the position, well I guess is, that I probably shouldn’t take the job because it would be completely miserable.
So let us know what you wish you knew ONEin3ers and hopefully your answer is better than mine!!
Also, check back in for tomorrows Hump Day Job Day/ Volunteer Vednesday!!!!
So anyone that knows me well knows that there is a very dark period of my life called The Commercial Real Estate Years. Actually, the proper name of the period is the actual company’s name, but as much as I would love to give them some bad publicity, I think it would be in bad form.
Right after graduation I had no idea what I wanted to do. I had obtained an English degree from a top liberal arts school but in the words of one of my favorite movies “Kicking and Screaming” (1995 version), I was “ready for anything prepared for nothing.” So, I decided to “get business experience” and be a broker’s assistant for said commercial real estate company.
Unfortunately, I got more experience than I bargained for and had to deal with 8 brokers’ every need. Some of the guys I worked for were pretty awesome and I am thankful for their kindness, which prevented me from having a complete meltdown.
Others, however, were bosses from hell. I am not sure how grown people can act the way they did and get away with it. I was raised with the “treat others the way you want to be treated” philosophy, but with these people, I would settle for being treated the way they would treat their sports car, summer home, cufflinks or other inanimate object they flaunt around to make it clear they were decendents of the passengers of the Mayflower.
So with this said we get to our Tell Me Tuesday….what is your worst job experience? Tell us of evil coworkers, bosses, etc, but please don’t tell us names. We want them to read about themselves and think, “man, I hate that guy” rather than “WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT ME????”
Let us know…we love to hear what our ONEin3ers have to say!
Interested in a career with one of Boston’s growing Life Sciences companies?
Then mark your calendar for December 16th. ONEin3 is organizing a “Sector Trek,” a VIP tour of the industy featuring panels and discussions with company representatives and top execs. This opportunity will be open to a very limited number of people on a first come first served basis.
Look for future emails marked “Sector Treks” or email me here at Devin.Cole.BRA[at]CityofBoston.gov to get insider info.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a networking reception to follow
Ned Devine’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace
It’s never easy to make money by making art, but a recession poses particular challenges for the local artistic community. How are local galleries, theater companies and musicians adapting to today’s economic realities? In the last Real Talk for 2009, panelists from across the Bay State’s small artistic organizations talk about what works, what doesn’t, and what Massachusetts needs to do to keep the arts flourishing.
Click here to RSVP or call 617.742.6800 ext. 131.