The living room glowed with excitement. They had bought bagels and cream cheese. It was a historic moment.
Two weeks ago I had walked into my job, poured a cup of coffee, and been escorted out the door. Now I’m sitting on a couch.
As Matt went around the room he mentioned each of the team members. Jennifer and Joy were sales. Michael was outreach and product development. Marcella was wholesale. Madeline was Marketing. Madeleine was finance. Joseph was logistics. And I was IT.
“If you’ll have me!” I said, immediately embarrassing myself. Why couldn’t I keep my mouth shut? Turns out it didn’t matter.
I worked there full-time 6 weeks while I continued to look for another job. Eventually the job ended and I was still looking.
But the bagels were good.