CAREERS: John Bell, assistant account executive, MWW

Number of employees: 250

Senior manager: Michael Kempner, president and CEO

Office address: One Meadowlands Plaza, 6th floor, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Phone: (201) 507-9500


How long have you been in your job? One year Describe the space your work in The space I work in is an office cubicle.

But not just any cubicle - we're talkin' built-in tack board, personal fluorescent light which I can turn on or off at will and an L-shaped desktop that stretches the length of two of my padded walls. More than the space itself, it is the people that work around me that give the place its character.

I am the only person on the floor without speakers and a hard drive full of MP3's. I sit in the middle of it and have the rare opportunity to hear Jay-Z rap over Kenny Wayne Shepard.

Do you socialize with your colleagues? Absolutely. I think it is very important, in fact critical, to get to know one's co-workers both on and off the company foosball table.

How often do you see your boss? I see my boss once every other hour.

I find that, like the restaurant business, there are many smokers in the PR trade.

Who is the smartest person you work with? The guy who signs my paychecks.

Who is the craziest? The guy who signs my paychecks. Just kidding. Actually, I have a friend here at MWW who we call 'Coco' because whenever he eats chocolate, he has an allergic reaction and flips his lid. If Fred Astaire ever got a gig with the World Wrestling Federation, he'd be the spittin' image.

How comfortable are your offices? They are pretty darn comfortable. But again, it all depends on the people.

How often are you there when the cleaners come around?

Let's just say I'm dating one of them.

What is the best thing about working there? Free junk food and soda.

And the worst thing? Working on Route 3, just off the New Jersey Turnpike.

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

That and the new foosball table.

Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office Did I mention that guy Coco?

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