After graduation and all its respective celebration, it was time to have a little glimpse of the world. In this case, the executive world. It wasn’t that long ago when I posted a piece related to the movie “Up in the Air”. Don’t worry, I didn’t have to get into a plane to go reassign someone across the country into a quieter life. But what I did do was get into a plane, and for the first time, not to travel either for school or on a holiday. This time was much more real and on my own merit: work.
So for my first executive trip, I’ve had a first hands-on experience on many a detail described to me through anecdotes, movies, comments and even close friends. First of all I remembered a very important rule: never check in you bag(s). Try to carry them on with you. So there I was at the airport check-in counter, only there to receive my boarding pass. “Are you checking anything in miss?” “No, I’ll carry on thank you” I answered with a smile.
Boarding pass in hand, I walked over to security check with my newly purchased messenger-like bag to hold my laptop (sweet inheritance from a student to an executive lifestyle) and placed everything on the x-ray band. Being cleared, I headed over to an empty coffee table with at least an hour ahead of me to relax and board. I took out a copy of “What Would Google Do?” and started reading golden tips for my new job.
After getting to my destination, the hotel room smelled “executive” right away. A small desk next to the bed ready to be hooked up with a laptop and internet. It was amazing how much I learned in less than 48 hours and how much of my input was considered (actually all of my ideas have been heard out). After two days of hard work, I find myself at the very beginning of a lifetime’s dream coming true: Executive Lifestyle.