The Freakonomics Guys said, “not only were they all smart and inquisitive and friendly, but they were so damn happy“. I must admit I concur with them.
Before my interview, one of the positions my friend referred me to plainly said that people in that position will be required to carry a pager. I immediately turned that option down. No way! That would probably be the worst kind of job I would ever want.
After i started working here, I have worked with many who do carry a pager. None of them seemed miserable. All of them were excellent in their knowledge and willingness to help. The new hires here all would find a bunch of ballons floating about their desks on their first day. As time went by, the ballons eventually deflated slowly. Once i heard a guy said, “we gave our new hire a pager the moment their ballons hit the ground.” On shuttle stops when we wait for the bus, I would often run into people who were in the corporate section that’s responsible of the entire network. They were all so … proud. When they talked about things they had to resolve in the middle of the night, i never heard one hint of bitterness. Instead, they were beaming!
That, is impressive.