CAREERS: Where I Work - Tyler Tumminia, Associate Morrissey &Company

How long have you been in your job? Eight months.

Describe the space you work in. I work in an office full of history and

character, located in the historical Beacon Hill of Boston. It is an old

church renovated to fit several offices. We work in what we like to call

"igloos," and there are three of them that have huge archways for

entrances. My desk is actually an old door painted white. I sit near the

church bell, which is five times the size of me.

Do you socialize with your colleagues? We are a very close-knit family

styled office. We sit so close and hear everything, so it's kind of hard

not to socialize with them. You would think that spending eight hours of

our day together would be enough, but we are known to hang out after


How often do you see the boss? Every minute of every day.

Who is the craziest person you work with? It has to be my boss Ed

Cafasso. Crazy does not explain it. "Maniac" might be a better word.

Around here, we call him "Eddie Blade," "Eddie The Crime Family

Cafasso," or "Eddie Soprano."

How often are you still there when the cleaners come round? Quite often.

I leave my shoes here under my desk. Since I walk to work, I usually

have my sneakers on when I first get in, and then make the easy

transition of putting on my work shoes. When I first started here, I

left the office early one day only to return the next day to find my

shoes missing. At first, I thought it was simply a new-hire prank, but

now my theory is that the cleaning people took them. So it's just a

motivation to stay later to make sure I see the cleaning people leave

before I do.

What's been your biggest mistake while working there? We have motion

detectors that are set after 6pm, and I have set those off about four

times. I also fell up the stairs here at work ... don't ask.

What is the biggest thing to hit your office in the past year? The

Uncommon Pizza from the Upper Crust that contains a mouth watering

combination of bacon, pineapple, and jalapeno peppers.

Number of employees: 11

Address: 121 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 523-4141


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