Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Whirlwind Trip

I'm back! It was a fast, short, full, and exhausting trip that I haven't had a chance to recover from, but I'm very glad I got to go. I was able to not only observe and learn how things are done, but also jump in and help. I spent most of my time working at the registration desk, and I did a lot of different things. The attendees were mostly hospital CFOs and vendors who were trying to sell stuff to the CFOs. Most of them were nice, but there were a few strange people like the lawyer who was walking around with a piece of junk mail he'd received that had the words, "I JUST WANT TO BE CREMATED." I guess he thought it was a good conversation starter. Oh, and then there was the, uh, person who'd had a sex change. Yikes.

The conference was held at a nice hotel in Fort Worth. Our conference was in the Grand Ballroom. I felt a little like a country girl who'd gone to a palace, but I tried not to look like someone who'd never stayed in such a nice hotel before. I did take pictures of my room, though! Maybe I'll post some tonight. Or maybe I'll just go to bed as soon as I get home since I've been experiencing fuzzy thinking due to my sleep-deprived brain.

I've decided I need two things if I'm going to continue in this business: a sharp-looking but very warm jacket for the frigid meeting rooms, and a laptop case with WHEELS. Maybe I'll go shopping for one next week when I'm finished with my current job (my last is Friday!) and I've had a chance to sleep for a day or two.

6 comments:

Beka said...

I love strange people! Every city is full of them! :o) I'm glad your trip went well!

So, I'm confused, when did you start this mysterious job? What is the name of the company? What will you be doing exactly? (Last question), will you keep up with your baskets and Pampered Chef businesses?

Katie said...

Whew, that was a lot of questions! I'll email you...

Anonymous said...

I was wondering about all those questions as well...

I think I would have a lot of trouble fitting in at a hotel like that! I'm glad the trip went well. :)

Lora K. said...

Katie,
Don't you know we are all asking ourselves, and now you, these same questions.

Katie said...

The job is part-time, and it's an opportunity that came up through my neighbor. It's for an administrative services firm, and I'll be able to work from home except for when I work at meetings like the conference I just went to. I am still doing my businesses, and this job will allow me to have some income to invest in the businesses.

Jessica said...

Glad you got back safely! That sounded like a pretty interesting trip. It sounds like a more interesting job than just sitting at a desk. Is it?