In today’s work environment, we hear so often that one of the benefits that employees desire is the ability to work remotely. Having worked many years for a Fortune 500 company that went from having everyone work from an assigned office to having most non-manufacturing employees work from home, me being one, and now working a smaller company, where most of our employees work from the office, I can see the pros and cons of both scenarios. Having the flexibility to go down to the basement for work saved money on gas and food.
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As I sit here on a flight to San Jose, CA where I will be attending a week-long training course with Palo Alto Networks, I find myself with exactly five hours and 31 minutes to reflect on my journey over the past seven months. In January, I left the comforts of my position as a senior sales representative with a well-known print marketing company to pursue the new challenge of a career in technology. It’s felt like drinking from a fire-hose.
A few weeks ago, one of my teachers presented my class with the opportunity to sit in on a meeting over lunch with one of Atlanta’s most well-known Civil Rights leaders, Lonnie King. In the sixties, Lonnie King helped to end segregation in Atlanta by organizing and leading sit-ins and drafting an appeal for human rights – quite impressive for someone in their early 20’s, I thought. As I listened to this man speak, I was awestruck by his memories and stories.