Today’s my last day at Crutchfield this summer. I’ve really enjoyed the time spent working there, and I’ll miss the people I worked with. (For those of you not familiar with my job, I worked as a web design intern from June 2004 to August 2005.)
Crutchfield was a perfect introduction to the corporate world. I had had fears of a mind-numbing 9-5 schedule, surrounded by dull, short-sighted, clueless suits. And that’s probably a fair description of some corporate jobs. But my coworkers turned out to be 3-dimensional, dynamic individuals, and my boss actually understood the work I did. Plus, we had cake at every opportunity (“Time for Thursday-cake!”). I think I also exceeded their expectations of me — I created scripts to do much of my work for me, leaving a small legacy of code automation. So it was a good experience all around.
Of course, it sets a high standard for future jobs. This isn’t a bad thing, and it may help me separate the good from the bad when I’m looking around.