Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bossy

In just about 20 minutes, I begin my first real stint at being some one's boss. Scary! For the next 8 weeks, I will have an intern... not just any intern... a paid intern. So it's a real job for him - not just a chance to follow me around.

I've made him a HUGE binder full of assignments with deadlines for him to work on during his time here, and of course it's my job to manage and mentor him to the best of my ability.

As I think about that - it makes me wonder how in the world I got here... I mean seriously... do I have the moxy to be a boss... I don't know, but we're about to find out!

It also makes me think back to my first job, and at the time - I remember being appalled that I had to vacuum the floors of the store at the end of the shift. At 15/16 years old - it was the first time I'd had to do any vacuuming and I wasn't happy about it. If only in that moment, I would have known that my second "office job" - that I had in college - would literally ask me to scrub the toilets after a bunch of adults used them all day! GAH!

Can you imagine? That job was telemarketing for one of those door to door vacuum sales companies and at the end of the shift - I was to clean the entire office including the toilets. My roommate at the time took the job with me, and we never went back after that first shift. We weren't exactly happy about having to clean a toilet after a bunch of salesmen used it all day. EWWWW!

Anyway, thankfully - Abdullah won't have to do any sort of tasks along those lines... he'll be helping me with data entry and some research. He seems to be well suited for those tasks, and I think that it will be a good experience for both of us.

I just can't help but wonder which of us is feeling the most nervous this morning?!
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