365.174 {Networking}

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    I had one of those networking functions after work tonight at the offices of The Atlantic magazine in midtown. You know the kind of event: free drinks, little to no food, and everyone glancing down at your chest/nametag before deciding to say hello. I actually ended up talking more with my counterparts in the adult group of my company than I did with people at other companies. But it still feels like networking because we "children's books" folk are in a different building and tend to feel like the step-children in our company. It ended up being a good time and I picked up an interesting new book in the process: The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-nehisi Coates.

    Sorry for the cop-out of a shot: my teeth were purple from red wine and I was too hungry to take a proper shot.

    1. sao.mai 75 months ago | reply

      i don't think it's a cop out! in the thumbnail i thought the nametag said "PAM" and i was wondering why your wrote your name as Pam!

    2. AnnieKnits 75 months ago | reply

      hahahhaha me too. I am fascinated by networking functions - I have never been to one!

    3. Nonnahs* 75 months ago | reply

      Sounds tiring! Glad you ended up having a good time, though! It's a nice surprise when work stuff ends up being fun. ;)

    4. S. J. Pajonas (spajonas) 75 months ago | reply

      well, at least you got free drinkies!

    5. (afm) 75 months ago | reply

      Oh I hate networking, but it's so important - even within your company! That totally counts.

    6. aswim in knits 75 months ago | reply

      I always have to psych myself up to GO to networking things, but I have a good time at most of them once I get there!

    7. mintyfreshflavor 75 months ago | reply

      good for you on networking!

    8. knittinging 75 months ago | reply

      Those functions are one thing that I miss about being the "foreign correspondent" of our company -- I'm the only one in my office and all of my coworkers are a three-hour drive away.

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