If I had to describe ISlide in one sentence it would be "work hard, play hard." Everyone who works here, both interns and full time employees come in to work ready to grind every day. This is a place where we are trying to improve all aspects of the company and also ourselves. However, no one can be all work all the time. In no other place but our little paradoxical world here in the mill would you find people laughing and having the greatest time while simultaneously being extremely busy. You could search far in wide for a group of 15 people that work harder than us but it would be a challenge. Finding a group of 15 people that work this hard who are allowed to wear sweatpants to work – impossible. What I am trying to say is that we are far from a professional desk job; but we are still dedicated, passionate, and hardworking. And although we may wear sweatpants on some days, we are far from lazy.
This company would not be able to run as smoothly without the close relationship everyone has with each other. We are able to truly be ourselves and connect with each other. If you need something, no one is afraid to shout across the room for someone. There is no shortage of sarcastic remarks or jokes. Nicknames are thrown around. Funny stories are shared. We all actually enjoy each other's company. Without this atmosphere, I wouldn't look forward to coming to work like I do; and I definitely would not have such motivation to work unpaid. I know I am here making a difference and getting experience, not just getting coffee or observing like other interns.
All of the hard work, however, does not go unnoticed. You will always get you the credit you deserve for going above and beyond for his company. Whether its Justin calling you out and giving you snaps, The Super Six buying us pizza for lunch, or going mini golfing for a Fun Friday outing, everyone at ISlide shows their appreciation for our work. All in all, working at ISlide is one of the strangest things I have ever done, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.