Thursday, September 11, 2008
I work in a building with 2000 employees in the business office for a large healthcare company in Minneapolis. I have never seen such a big office before. In my area (1/4 of the floor) there is an open area with cubicles with 150 or so workers. It sort of feels like being in a beehive. I do enjoy it but everyday I see so many people in this office that it sometimes feels surreal. I came from an office where there were only about 15 people at a time in the office so it is quite a change. I find the facilities are very nice and there is even a health club connected to our building in a Sheraton hotel where I can get a membership for only $25 a month. I am going to check that out after work today. The only down side to being like a small city is that there are also about 20 restaurants on the ground floor with great ethnic foods and several coffee shops, too. I will have to be sure I pack my lunch every day so I am not tempted to have gyros or tortillas or some other tasty (but high in sodium) item for lunch. They even have my biggest temptation which is a really cool ice cream shop where they have about 30 flavors of real ice cream (the dense, high calorie stuff). Thank goodness when I check in for work I don't have to walk past all the food. Thank God for little things!!! Also, I feel grateful to have a job that appears to be something I will enjoy doing for at least the next four years until retirement age. I haven't decided how long I want to work. For now, it is one day at a time.