How long have you been in your job? Four years with the agency,
five months at current position.
Describe the space you work in I've got piles of stuff composting on my
desktop. The clutter creates a comfortable work environment for me
though, as I tend to get nervous when things are too neat. My walls are
decorated with photos. Some are of my wife and daughter.
Some are reminders of the things I used to do when I had a life, most
notably fly fishing. I used to really enjoy fly fishing, but I'm no
longer sure. As for my view, it's blurry.
I wear glasses for nearsightedness, so I keep them off when working at
my desk. When I look out my door or window, I have to squint real hard
to recognize people. I think they are laughing at me, but I'm not
Do you socialize with your colleagues? I'm fortunate enough to work with
some good folks and I recruited my best friend to work here a few years
ago. That helps with the social aspects of work, but I'm a much better
employee than he is, so it's just a matter of time before professional
jealousy rots our friendship from the inside.
How often do you see the boss? Too often and for all the wrong
I'm constantly being 'called on the carpet.' If only I could learn to do
my job right, she'd never have to bother me.
How comfortable are your offices? Apart from the time I spent in the
agency's iron maiden, I've been very comfortable. It helps that the
office they keep me locked in is padded.
What is the best thing about working there? Great people and a
challenging work environment. What's more, I'm told that after five
years I'll even get to start drawing a paycheck. I can't wait until that
And the worst thing? They make me live in the basement.
Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office It's no lie when I tell
you that I am so far out of the loop I have no idea what the latest dirt
is. I can't think of any new alien abduction or Elvis offspring
And, contrary to popular opinion, I am not responsible for the breakup
of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Tom and I are just good friends.
Number of employees: 117
Address: 311 Arsenal Street, 1st floor, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (617) 926-6665
Senior manager: Leslie Drohan, VP, account services.