Friday, July 29, 2005

What’s an average day at Liggett-Stashower for you?

What’s an average day at Liggett-Stashower for you?

I never thought I’d say this about my first “9-5” job experience, but there is not an average day at Liggett-Stashower. I know that’s so cliché, but seriously. On day one I remember thinking that there would be plenty of downtime, and how I could take on so many more projects than I knew were already headed my way. Man was I wrong. In just five weeks, I have worked on projects for over 5 clients (including the preparation for a 2006 campaign presentation and helping to update our own internship site). In other words, it’s Friday afternoon at 4:45 and I can’t help but ask myself, “Where did the time go?”

Each day will differ depending on the size of the project(s) you work on. Today for example, I had to wrap-up a research project for an upcoming website, in addition to completing a different client’s database project. These projects took pretty big chunks of time. Other projects might only take thirty minutes and you’ll feel like you’re running around the agency in circles looking for more work to tackle. Either way, I know this is extremely beneficial experience and I truly enjoy the time I spend at Liggett. I just wish we had more than eight weeks!

Before I go, I must mention one event that does occur on a daily basis. My neighbor/partner-in-crime, Stephe, can’t just yell over her cubicle to talk to me—she insists on calling me on speakerphone. This way I can hear myself talking into the phone, but I can also hear my voice in her speaker, AND I can hear her talking into the speaker to talk to me on the phone! It’s ridiculous, but always provides nice entertainment. If our speakerphone shenanigans don’t prove that we’re learning how to act professionally, I just don’t know what will!

Jen M.

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