"You want to get a quote from who to do what by when with what limitations?"
There's no whining about the task, we just get it done. If we can't do it ourselves, we find someone that can. The same amount of experience and new things I have learned since December 2013 was just crammed into a single month. It's challenging but oh so exciting!
Working with obtaining permits and licenses and the city have been incredibly interesting. Though there are many requirements and procedures to follow and approvals to obtain, the personnel is very pleasant to deal with. They have been helpful and patient and understanding. I wrongfully presumed they would be more like folks at the DMV. They definitely are not that.
I had the pleasure of meeting our extended staff yesterday and like our management team, each one has their own strengths and unique personality. I am looking forward to working with each one of them. I am seeing more of our construction crew on an almost daily basis and I love hearing the random musical notes that are belted from these men while they are walking down the halls or on top of a ladder. I have made a request for one of them to sing The Four Tops 'Bernadette.'
I have had more on-the-job interaction with people in just this one month than I have had in the past few years. I believe that is why I love the food and beverage industry. In a law firm, I was always at a desk, interacting with my vendors via the phone or email and rarely in person. I infrequently interacted with our clients. In this new venture, I have a larger personnel, am IN the great city of San Francisco, am bottom floor of a large, international social media, tech company and will have clientele that are locals and tourists. Every day is going to be different and I am looking forward to meeting a vast array of people. I am beyond ecstatic.
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Thank you for reading and letting me share this journey with you.