This Thursday is Take Your Child to Work Day. I remember as a little girl dressing up to go to work with my father; he was the CFO of a research company and always made time for Take Your Daughter to Work Day. One year I wore a grey dress with apples embroidered on the collar and skirt with a matching apple purse — it was one of my best and favorite outfits that I chose for that day. I felt so grown-up to be attending his office with the suits and the important-looking people and the big desks. When I was young, he had me help file with his accountants and when I was a little older, I got to spend the day with the research scientists, looking through microscopes and learning about the lab mice.
These days, I have my own office and big desk and coworkers. I sit at a desk from 9 am-5 pm each workday, working in Online Strategy & Services. I adore my job and my company and am so proud when I tell people what I do for a living. Harrison is a little young to be attending Take Your Child to Work Day; he’s 3 1/2 and unfortunately, I don’t have coworkers that train mice to run through mazes. I simply code emails and while I love what I do, it’s not exactly toddler-friendly work. Instead, I compiled a list of things I’ve learned after a decade of work and one year in my dream job:
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