Traffic Representative, Durham, NC - March 4, 2015
A typical day at Counter Culture would start with me navigating to the back to grab some freshly-roasted coffee beans for brewing up front. I would then skip to my desk a couple feet away to field phone calls from various accounts across the US, which I would either transfer to the appropriate people or act as hero and problem-solve as best I knew how. I learned a lot there.
With seminars once a month everything from permaculture to solar paneling, I felt included and more well-rounded in sustainability, a major focus of the company. But the company is growing rapidly, and though I sincerely admire and respect what they are doing, I think the management could use some help in disseminating projects for efficiency's sake.
My co-workers were awesome -- all of them very hard-working, conscious, and caring. My co-workers and the times when we all got together for seminars and the like were my favorite parts of the job.
The hardest part of the job, however, is that I sat at a desk up front isolated and alone. It ended up not working out, but I am still on good terms with the company.