CAREERS: Where I Work - Lee Alman, account director, Golin/HarrisInternational

How long have you been in your job? It feels like years, but it's

only been about four months.

Describe the space you work in When I first started, I shared a large

office with an intern. Now I live in my very own office that allows me

to shirk my duties in complete privacy. All I need for it to be complete

are padded walls.

How often do you see the boss? It used to be once or twice a day when he

was on the other end of the floor. Now he's just around the corner and I

see him everywhere: the kitchen, the conference room, the

bathroom ... IT NEVER ENDS!

Who is the smartest person you work with? Rob Six. He's always several

steps ahead of everyone, particularly me.

Who is the craziest? If this question refers to a lack of sanity, that's

easy: it's Kristine Templin. She really should be institutionalized and

heavily medicated. If it means craziest in the "zany" sense, my answer

is different. Wait a minute, no it's not. It's still Kristine. She makes

me laugh every day - no, not at her!

How comfortable are your offices? Relatively. We're only here for a few

more months until we move into our new space, which we've designed to be

covered entirely in velvet. We also get a pool table!

What is the best thing about working there? Being far from Capitol Hill

and the complete insanity that accompanied it. It's a miracle that I

didn't end up in a mental hospital after that experience.

What's been your biggest mistake while working there? Accidentally

billing all my hours to the wrong client and having to go back and fix

my timesheets for the entire first month I was there.

And your luckiest break? Getting published in National Journal and Roll


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

bought by Golin/Harris, no doubt about it.

Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office We're all actually

members of a religious cult. At night we sacrifice the clients who don't

pay their bills on time.

Number of employees: 50

Address: 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 610, Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: (703) 351-5666


Senior manager: Lane Bailey, managing director

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