So that 3 day customer service program that I mentioned in the previous post proved to be as good as I had heard colleagues say it was. There was a lot to take from it and I felt pumped to get back into the office on Thursday, super energized.
It was nice to go out for lunch with girls from the company that I hadn't properly met before. We ate at a cafe called St. Rose on the second and third day of the program.
Since I was in Essendon for the program, Dean and I had dinner at Laksa King on Wednesday night. The food was so delicious, we ate quite a bit but didn't feel sick afterwards... Weird 'cos I usually feel super bloated after a bowl of laksa. However... The service there was pretty awful (especially since I was fresh out of a program called, "Customers Are Really Everything"), a waiter came up to me while Dean was at the restrooms and ordered me (ordered!) to move tables because there was a booking... We hadn't even been seated for longer than an hour and a half and weren't made aware of this booking when we got the table... I was so annoyed! They didn't even assist me in transferring all our stuff to the other table! I hate places where they make the paying customer feel as though they are a burden... He was so persistent in making us leave!
On Friday we had the biannual (?) "Smash & Grab" at work... This was my first and boy was I excited... This was apparently the biggest one to date and what happened was each employee was given a pre-packed surprise box filled to the brim with left over stock... They had more products on table tops that were up for grabs too! It was pretty hectic but more civilized than you'd think!
Two boxes and a tote filled and I could've kept going! There was so much stuff...
Couldn't wait to lay everything out at home! I took so many things not knowing what they actually were. In terms of makeup I'm so happy that there was a lot of Stila products, they're a favourite of mine.
My very favourite items from the smash & grab! Aren't they beautiful?! Scented candles by Diptyque and Byredo. Love, love, love, the packaging. They obviously smell delicious too.
I feel so spoiled at Mecca... In every way! It isn't just these extra benefits, I get to be surrounded by such inspiring intelligent minds, and am given so many exciting opportunities despite being the baby of the company. I never expected work to be so rewarding and it still blows my mind that I get paid to do what I do! Crazy.
Oh. My mom and I had Pho last night. I had to get her to pick me up from work because I had too much to carry.