Does Your Trailer Have WiFi?
by Keith Seiz
28 May, 2010
That is the first question my colleague asked as we arrived at our office for the day: a construction trailer. I’ve worked in many environments in my career, including:
- A trailer
- An office, including a home office and work office
- My home, my parent’s home, my in-law’s home
- In the corner of a high-volume bakery
- My car
- Libraries in Branson, Missouri, and Benton, Kentucky
- An airplane
- Restaurants, ranging from coffee shops and cafes to McDonald’s and Applebee’s
- Hotel rooms throughout the U.S., the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium
- On a boat
My favorite place to work: my home office. My least favorite place to work: libraries in Missouri and Kentucky. The commute to these rural libraries occured in the infancy of The Arland Group, when our staff was small and every vacation we took was a “working vacation.” On many occasions, I would rush from a boat in the middle of a lake, to a library 20 miles in the town, then back out to the boat. Most stress ever. This was before smart phones were common, and business could be conducted anywhere.
This week I had another interesting work environment: surrounded by candy. I attended the Sweet & Snacks Expo for our great client, the National Honey Board, and saw some pretty amazing things, ranging from a jelly bean Mona Lisa to retro theater candy that I didn’t even think they made anymore.
Where are some of the unique places you have worked?