How long have you been in your job? One year.Describe the space you work in. The walls in the Pittsburgh office are literally giant magnets. I've never used scotch tape or staples to hang anything on the walls. We also don't have light switches since the whole building goes dark everyday at 5:30pm - a good reminder to go home and get a life.
Do you socialize with your colleagues? Being a New York Yankee fan, I constantly endure verbal barrages from coworkers who root for non-championship caliber teams at the water cooler.
How often do you see your boss? Luckily not when I come in and leave. Seriously though, we work together on several accounts, so I see her many times during the day.
Who is the smartest person you work with? When I was part of the professional services team in New York, I worked with Matt Cobey, a former lawyer who ditched the bar for PR. He's the best I've ever seen at identifying legal questions in everyday subjects.
Who is the craziest person you work with? Rich Klein. Let's just say he took company softball to a level I never thought existed.
What is the best thing about working there? Being in a small-company environment with large-company resources.
What is the worst thing? Riding the Pittsburgh bus system. It has the worst shocks ever.
What's been your biggest mistake while working there? In my haste during a follow-up with a New York Times reporter, I called her Sheila, instead of Sheryl. I didn't get the placement.
What's been your luckiest break while working there? Choosing to accept the job offer from Magnet instead of one from a larger agency. The environment has undoubtedly given me many more opportunities to work on different types of accounts and accept greater responsibility. I feel like I'm a part of building something new and different, rather than adding to the status quo.
What is the biggest thing to hit your office in the past year? Adding a design and identity group. We are now truly an integrated communications company, offering our clients the ability to help craft their messages both in the written word and visually.
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