CAREERS: Where I Work - Whitney Fleming, Vice president, EnvironicsCommunications

How long have you been in your job? Three-and-a-half years.

Describe the space you work in We've recently moved, so I now have a

great office with a huge desk. Now, instead of having papers, magazines,

and media kits scattered on my smaller desk, I have three sides to

clutter. I also have a great view for watching lightning storms that

come rolling in. I've been known to give color commentary of the event

on conference calls.

Do you socialize with your colleagues? As much as they'll let me.

How often do you see the boss? As much as he'll stand me. However, I

think he's considering revising that open-door policy.

Who is the smartest person you work with? The president of Environics.

Legend has it he won a Trivial Pursuit game with one turn.

Who is the craziest? It's a toss-up between two women who have

obsessions with their cats, someone who puts new meaning to the term

"dating," and our accountant who organizes her playing cards by


How comfortable are your offices? Aesthetically pleasing, but my

accountant keeps declining my request for a Lay-Z-Boy.

How often are you still there when the cleaners come round? In our new

building, the cleaners don't come around until 7:30-8pm, so fortunately

I've only met them a few times.

What is the best thing about working there? Hands down, the people. I

have an exceptional group of colleagues that crack me up every day.

And the worst thing? Client crises at 4:45pm on Fridays.

What's been your biggest mistake while working there? Telling people

about my mistakes.

And your luckiest break? Starting with our office when there was only

one other person. I could only move up!

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

Definitely the move to our new offices. We feel much swankier now.

Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office Rumor has it that one

of our male AEs may be featured in an upcoming European female fashion

magazine. Keep your eyes open!

Number of employees in PR dept: 18

Address: One Landmark Square, Suite 900, Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (203) 325-8772


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