Working in a sales office can be really hectic.
- We are constantly trying to entice new customers and much of the time is spent in meetings with them.
Getting ready for those meetings takes up the rest of my work days. Before I can even set the appointment I have to do a bit of homework about the prospective client. I need to know where they need our help the most and that takes online research, site research, and even getting to know a bit about the person I will be meeting with. All of this prepares me for success and helps me land the account. It also allows me to steer clear of someone who obviously does not need our products. All of this preparation is done at the office and there is one major problem with that. Our office is always freezing. The boss says that she is always hot so she cranks the air conditioner down to where it is uncomfortable for the rest of us. In fact, typing on a keyboard, whether researching or developing a proposal is downright painful. My fingers feel like they are going to freeze and fall off. I actually bought a pair of those fingerless gloves to help keep my hands warm while at work. It may seem strange that I wear them in the middle of summer but it does help a bit with circulation. On the days that I am stuck in the office trying to work I always make sure to eat lunch outside so I can thaw out a bit. I wish our boss would realize that we would be far more productive if she would adjust the temperature to make us comfortable.