Friday, August 1, 2008

A Day in the Life

Thursday, July 31, 2008

5:45 a.m. - cell phone alarm goes off, after having spent the previous day working in my Princeton office from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

7:00 a.m. - arrive at the office and fine-tune materials for our afternoon presentation

9:00 a.m. - practically falling asleep at my desk; grab a Coke and a bag of M&M Peanuts from the vending machine down the hall

10:30 a.m. - emergency conference call with US staff to address an urgent client relations issue

11:45 a.m. - run down the street to the print shop to pick up presentation materials

12:00 p.m. - car service pick-up to take our team into Manhattan for our 3:00 p.m. meeting

1:30 p.m. - drop-off on 58th and 5th Avenue; last-minute meeting prep over a nice, sit-down lunch at the St. Regis hotel

3:00 p.m. - meeting begins; deliver 2-hour company pitch to investment banking firm

5:00 p.m. - car service pick-up; fight Manhattan rush hour traffic

5:45 p.m. - meeting debrief conference call with our board of directors

7:15 p.m. - arrive back in Princeton; enjoy a nice Italian meal with triple chocolate cake for dessert

9:30 p.m. - finally back to my hotel room, exhausted and ready for a good night's sleep


Melissa said...

Whew! I was exhausted just reading! I feel bad for anyone that goes into Manhattan and doesn't get to sight see and catch a show, but that's because I've only been there once! (I don't count the six hours I spent while Jamie was interviewing at Columbia-although we did get to see David Letterman!) I loved reading about what you do, but you need to give more details! Where do you work most of the time and how often are you back there? How do you like this new job? What are the people like? How do these meetings work? Maybe I should just pick up the phone.

Janelle said...

Reba you NEED me! I could have easily cleared 15 minutes off your day by picking up your presentation materials! LOL See you THIS Tuesday!!! :)

Farrah said...

Um, are we supposed to feel sorry for you? Lol. Reading this makes me miss my power career days! But truthfully I never liked to do those kind of days more than once in a row.

angelbrew said...

Yeah, I had a couple of days like that a few weeks ago when we tried to get together for lunch. Sheesh, they are exhausting!
Let me know when you are back in UT so we can try to get together for lunch again.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Reb! I hope you had a day full of celebration. I wish I were a little closer so I could give you birthday greetings in person! :)