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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Life In The (Slow) Lane

I'm in Hartford this week training, so here's a typical day:

Wake up & get out of bed. I got about six hours of sleep, give or take.

Shower and get dressed.

6:45 - 7:00am
Pack laptop & briefcase, go down the hotel lobby.

7:00 - 7:15am
Walk across the street to the office & sign in as a visitor*.

7:15 - 8:00am
Head upstairs, into the PC Lab, unpack my stuff, connect my laptop, log-in and begin to read emails from the weekend and yesterday.

8:00 - 8:15am
Go over to the cafeteria, get something to eat and head back to the PC Lab. Eat while talking to my Director.

8:15 - 8:55am
Log into the training PCs, test access and put materials out.

8:55 - 9:05am
Greet attendees as they enter the room & make updates to material on the white board.

9:05 - 12:05pm
Morning half of my class. All seems to go well...attendees are engaged, ask lots of good questions & seem to be getting it. We agree to break for a 30 minute lunch.

12:05 - 12:20pm
I review some material for the morning session & check emails.

12:20 - 12:30pm
Go over to the cafeteria to get some lunch (ham sandwich on wheat).

12:30 - 12:35pm
Eat sandwich while talking to one of the attendees who stayed in the room.

12:35 - 12:45pm
All attendees return from lunch and the session begins again.

12:45 - 2:30pm
Afternoon portion of the class. A key business partner sits in for part of the class.

2:30 - 2:50pm
Finish class work and attendees leave as they get their production system access.

2:50 - 5:00pm
Clean up after class, catch up on emails, send out class evaluations, print roster for tomorrow's session.

5:00 - 5:15pm
Pack up and head back over to the hotel.

5:15 - 6:00pm
Check email, read the headlines and decide what to do for dinner.

6:00 - 6:20pm
Head over to the downtown CVS to get toothpaste (spend too much time in line).

6:20 - 7:15pm
Find restaurant in town, go in and am seated. I ended up having steak for dinner.

7:15 - 7:30pm
Pay bill (about $60 with tip) and walk back to the hotel.

7:30 - 7:45pm
Get changed into almost nothing, set up the computer and begin writing silly blog entry.

Glamorous, glamorous stuff!!

(*) I hate that I have to sign-in as a visitor, after all I am working at the office & I've been a Prudential employee 5 times longer than this location as been a Prudential office.

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