Here's to lunch, initiative, and work friends. Wish me luck.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
There have been several times I encourage Beau to take the initiative at the work lunch hour - invite other people out, instead of waiting to see if others invite him. But I'm a hypocrite. Because I basically eat lunch by myself every day. Either at my desk while I power through a proposal and a minor anxiety attack - or outside with my book. I have one three occasions gone out to lunch over the course of the past 6 months. (Yes, I've been here 6 months already!) The first was my "welcome lunch" with my department. The other two, I did initiate. But this week - I decided it's time. I sent out an email to some 15 people and organized a group lunch. Over half of them I have never spoken with, and a few I don't think I even know who they are. But why not? Let's have lunch. I need work friends. And for once in my life - 30% of the company is actually my age. It's odd.