08 November 2009
Road Trip to Meet Virtual CoWorkers
Yeah, I'm a geek. I have a virtual job at a virtual paper company, DunderMifflinInfinity (a virtual subsidary from the TV show "The Office" that was started in Season 4 in the show by the character Ryan). To make me even more geeky, I happen to be the Regional Manager of the Elizabeth, NJ branch (how I ended up in a New Jersey branch is a long story).
Some of these virtual branch offices include people who do live near to their branch town. And many host actual gatherings or "Meet 'n Greets". Last night the Allentown branch invited me up to East Earl, PA (it's near Lancaster) to have dinner at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Yup, I drove 3 hours to have dinner at an Amish restaurant that is so big it hosts over 8000 diners on a typical Saturday (breakfast through dinner).
After two years of chatting with these people, it's great to finally meet some of them in person.