Monday, November 14, 2011

Orientation & Lessons Learned

Today I took the second half of the day "off" work to attend Orientation, since I'm technically a "new" employee. So, technically I was still working, I suppose.

It was mostly getting to know other people, and the company and how they work, and how they like diversity in the workplace, and a few other odds and ends.

At the end of orientation, we were asked to write down three things we learned today. It could be about the company, ourselves, someone else, etc.

So, these are at least three things I learned today:

1) Neiman Marcus almost didn't exist! If the partners (way back in the early, early 1900s) hadn't of passed on an investment in a little-known beverage now known as Coca-Cola, I wouldn't be working here today.

2) I need to be more vocal in standing up for what's right and correcting others on their behavior (derogatory comments, gossip, etc.) -- I avoid conflict, but I need to be better.

3) Age is no barrier to loves and passions which can follow us all our life. (I learned this because this fashionable older lady, who happens to be a grandmother of three, surprised us by saying that she and her husband go out riding on Harleys. You just never know about someone. Which, I guess, is also a lesson in and of itself. ^_^)

3 comments:

Erika November 15, 2011 at 10:10 AM  

So glad you're loving your job, workplace and co-workers!

Charles Gramlich November 15, 2011 at 10:26 AM  

Sounds like an interesting place to work.

Christine Rains November 15, 2011 at 8:52 PM  

What a neat place to work! I know a couple of old folk that ride motorbikes. I remember thinking it was cool and hope that I'll still be adventurous in my senior years.

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