Wanna buy some cookies? This line from the Corky Romano movie came into my head as I watched myself on tonight's episode shoving cookies into my face while Andrew Serrano was in the midst of his breakdown. Yes, it may seem a little insensitive that I burst out laughing while he was crying and the bronzer was running down his face, but you must know at this point I was out of emotions as I had been through them all. I had many meltdowns throughout fashion week with technology problems, being overwhelmed, and lack of sleep. And Andrew, I am still sorry for laughing at your time in need, but you have to admit it was pretty funny looking back at that moment.
While the Senior team was away in London we were still really busy in the New York office and although we were told we could leave early - I can not leave the office or my desk unless I feel like I am in a good place work-wise. I had interns glaring at me for keeping them there so long, but at the end of the day there is a job that needs to be done and at this point who else was going to do it? This brings me to my next venture with Andrew Mukamal - first, I would just like to say that he is starting to bring the balance into my life of realizing that no matter what the work is always going to be here and Im trying to teach him that although the work will always be here, it still needs to get done. The fear of the phone call -- really does look insane, but it is true. At the end of the day as assistants and junior staff in the office we have a job to support the senior team no matter what time of day or night it may be. With time differences while they are overseas when they call we are expected to answer and do whichever task it is that is needed because that is our job.
Finally -- a note to all potential interns and those that are about to join the workforce -- NEVER EVER Twitter/Facebook about what is going on in the office of your future employer. Yes, you may be excited and want to brag to all of your friends and followers, but at the same time there is a level professionalism that needs to be maintained at all times even if you are just coming in for an interview. As I said in tonight's episode, "We will find you." Haha-- this is true and any potential employer is always looking at these social media tools to see what future employees are up to and have been up to in their past.
In the end it is safe to say the office did not burn down, we did eat cookies. and I even made it out of the office with Mr. Mukamal. And yes, I wore lip gloss.
Viva La Fashion-