I was the only person at my office yesterday, too. I hate when that happens. What’s the point of getting up earlier, getting office ready, packing a lunch and snacks, etc. to sit in an office alone? I had to make a return to Nordstrom so I guess at least my office’s proximity to our flagship store made that errand convenient. Summer is our slowest period so I didn’t even need that kind of quiet to be ultra productive. We have one high-level director out of my office (the rest work out of our HQ) and he opts to come in every day, so I’m sure he’s there alone one or two days/week. I have one friend who opts to go into her office every day, she said she can’t focus at home even when she’s there alone.
I had several internships when I was in school and I don’t think of them were particularly well thought out. I know that’s not everyone’s experience. Even my first full-time job, I was in a newly created role at my organization and it felt chaotic with folks not sure what they could/should assign to me, and some not wanting to let go of any portion of their work. I’m glad to be past that stage in my career.
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