The 10 priceless lessons you walk away with when you leave Pomegranite
I was firmly convinced that my interview with Liz and Sarah had gone terribly. It was raining so my Devil Wears Prada inspired outfit was hidden by the only rain coat I own (a Shrek-green monstrosity I borrowed from an ex-boyfriend and never returned) and I somehow completely missed the lift at the end of the hallway in our Wale Street offices so I quickly walked up five flights of stairs and arrived at the door panting with my fringe slightly stuck to my forehead. This obviously all screams: “Hire me!”
I’ve been part of the Pomegranite family for just over a year now and on Tuesday I leave for England to start a new, slightly damper adventure. I’ve spent the last two days training Pomegranite’s new Social Media Strategist, Mwabi, who I’m sure you’ll be introduced to via a quirky gif soon, so I thought I’d give her an ‘in’ and share my top 10 Pomegranite lessons.
- Second lunch is a thing
- Random capitalisation in headings is NOT a thing
- Take leave when you need it
- A Vogel Echinaforce drops can bring you back to life
- Pitch your mad (very expensive). Even though you might not be able to do it dreaming big is important because it leads to new ideas
- There is nothing wrong with lying stretched out on the office floor
- You will mess up – and most of the time if you’re honest with your team you can fix it
- If you need a plant looking after only give it to Carla
- On days when you feel small and unimportant remember that you’re helping someone bring what they love to life – you’re doing a good thing
- By the time you leave your work family you won’t remember the “real” way to spell Pomegranite, but that’s ok because the way we spell is the only way that counts.