Hey guys! It’s time for Five Question Friday!
I’ve had another busy week here at work (what’s new?) and also with coaching cross country, FMU alumni networking events, and taking down an evil sinus infection that hit me Tuesday night. Fortunately, I feel much better now, which is a good thing because I have an anniversary luncheon at work today and it’s Halloweekend!
Before I get into Five Question Friday, I’ll talk about my job and the perks of it. This month, I celebrated three years working with ACS Technologies, where I’m a Technical Writer (this means I write training and procedural manuals). I know three years isn’t a long time to stay at a job, and we have many people here at ACS who’ve been here 20 years or more, but when you’re 26 and have only been out of college for a little over four years, three years at a job is a pretty long time.
Each year when you celebrate your employment anniversary, the company treats you to a lunch at the Florence Country Club, and you get a restaurant gift card AND a longevity bonus. Pretty sweet, huh? So I’m glad I’m feeling better so that I can enjoy all of that today!
1. Do you prefer cotton, silk, or flannel sheets?
I prefer cotton sheets and my amazing flannel pajamas :). Unless it’s winter, when I wear fleece pajama pants and random long-sleeved t-shirts. I’m also fond of electric blankets and think they’re the best invention ever.
2. What time zone are you in?
Eastern! So I don’t have to do the math when TV show times are announced :).
3. What is your favorite part of the holiday season?
This is my first holiday season with my husband, and I can’t wait to experience my first Christmas as a married lady. We moved in together in December of last year, and we got married in March, so technically last year was our first holiday season in the same house. I really love decorating and pulling out our Christmas ornaments, most of which have stories behind them and were made by members of our families or hold special memories to me from being a kid.
We also like watching holiday specials on TV together. Wednesday night, since I was recovering from the evil sinus infection, we laid around the house and watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!
4. What is your favorite “wintry” drink? (It doesn’t have to be an “alcoholic” drink!)
I rarely drink alcohol (I can count the number of beverages I’ve had in the past year on one hand), but I really like the pumpkin spice lattes at Dunkin Donuts. Now that I’m the proud owner of a keurig, I bought a Fall Variety Pack of K-Cups so that I can make pumpkin spice coffee at home, and I have pumpkin spice creamer for it! I know this is more of a Fall drink than a wintry drink, but I’m sure I’ll buy the winter seasonal K-cups when they come out next month.
5. In your opinion, what is the worst job in the world?
The worst job in the world is any job with a company that does not value its employees. I have “been there, done that” with my last job, and it doesn’t matter how much you get paid, how often the company feeds you lunch, how many vacation days you get, or how much free candy you get- if you’re not appreciated, you won’t be happy at work. The worst thing is when the job consumes your life to the point that you can’t even take a vacation without worrying about your job and how much work you’ll have to do when you get back (fortunately, I haven’t ever experienced that here! It’s nice to have coworkers who have your back, especially when you’re like me and love your vacations).
I think it takes having a crappy job to really appreciate a good job. I know that thinking back about my experiences at my previous company makes me appreciate my current job that much more!