Today is my 4 week anniversary here at the agency. I’ve seen a couple of bottles of champagne in the fridge that surely must be for this occasion, so I’m assuming we’re popping them anytime.
Yesterday was supposed to be my last day here, but I was asked to stay for another 2 weeks. And who can say no to that? Working here has been, so far, such an amazing experience. And even though I enjoy studying, I have really started to long for graduation and being able to work as a planner forever and ever.
So what have a learned in these 4 weeks? Well, peanut butter and Nutella goes really well together! This combo has never crossed my mind before; yet here I thought I was a “creative” thinker. This really showed me that I have a lot more to learn and explore.
I have also learned that it’s the planners that rule the agency. Not the creative folk or account managers. The planners are the brains behind EVERYTHING, and get to boss around everyone else, especially the creative department. This is not something that is clear for the normal eye, but after some very careful analysing of the environment I’ve been working in, one can confirm that this is the truth.
Ok, jokes aside.
It has been a lot of hard work, and not much rest, and I’ve worked on some pretty cool stuff in the past 4 weeks. Creating case studies for copy writers, researching and developing CRM and social CRM for Swarovski, learning a bit more than I thought I ever would know about industry printers and what kind of lifestyle seniors live.
I know what the underemployment situation in Canada is, and why some generations don’t like to work out (as well as what would make them work out…).
This job is an endless pit of knowledge – some important and life changing, and some you kind of wish you never knew.