In 2013, I took my second trip to Haiti. This second trip was a partnership with the Orphan Education Foundation, and as such we spent much more time at the orphanage.
The first time I interned for TVA, I was sent to Chattanooga for new hire orientation. I got to drive a company car and stay in a hotel, all of which were quite novel experiences for me at that time. My previous jobs at Subway and the call center didn’t really have a formal orientationContinue reading “The New Hire Girl”
Back when I was working at the call center, my job was to call people to ask them if they got their phone books. Yellow Pages would distribute their phone books for free, as they made their money selling listings and ad space (this business model would later be replicated to great success by GoogleContinue reading “The Texan”
Art can teach us about life.
There are probably many pets who have had to adjust to the new normal just as humans have. Hopefully most of them are enjoying additional time with their humans, though undoubtedly there are a few pets who find their humans’ constant presence a source of confusion. Thankfully, our cats seem to have taken it mostlyContinue reading “The Cat Photoshoot”
As I’ve recounted some before, for my 30th birthday I took a trip to South Africa. After spending some time kicking around various places, I wound up in Cape Town.
When I first started at my current job, the company was very small. We were all working out of an apartment. Sales was in one bedroom. Customer support in a second. The customer liaisons were in a third, and engineering was in the living room. Our one meeting room was the dining room.
Previously, I told the story of how I bought my first TV.
In 2007, I graduated from university, moved to North Carolina, and started a new job. One of the benefits of being hired at a tech company in 2007 was that many of them were giving signing bonuses, a lump sum designed to attract poor students and provide an immediate bump in the personal fortunes ofContinue reading “The New TV”
The first car I ever bought, my Ford Fiesta, was a bit of a hard-luck car. Couldn’t ever catch a break. Well, figuratively speaking. Literally speaking it broke all the time. Sometimes I couldn’t blame the car; I recently told a story where the problem was a deer, and another where the problem was anotherContinue reading “The Sudden Stop”