Lunch Packing, Part II

Hey there, readers!

My name is Kaitlyn Nathman and I’m the new Technical Writing intern for Beardon Services. I’ll be writing the posts for this blog, as the previous intern has moved on in his career! Best of luck, Christian 🙂

Here’s me, you can call me “Katie,” wearing my stripey pants… You’ll soon find that I love stripes and super hipster clothes.

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It’s interesting starting a new job, not knowing anyone or anything about your job; What you’ll be doing daily, the conversations you’ll have and places you’ll be going, filling the shoes (and seat) of the guy or girl that had your job before you. It’s all quite invigorating really, but also a bit nerve-wracking at times. I’m starting my first ever internship here at Beardon Services Inc., new and feeling completely unprepared in the proverbial “business industry,” wide-eyed and unaware of what to expect. All of my previous employers were of the restaurant variety and, nothing against food service, I was ready to leave for good.

That nerve-wracking feeling I just described was definitely how I felt Sunday night of this week. I was so nervous to start Monday and could hardly sleep from excitement, knowing I would be meeting new people, getting used to a completely different workplace, and my favorite, actually having to wear different clothes and make-up everyday (normally in restaurants, you wear the same uniform every day). However, working with Beardon has been an awesomely rewarding experience so far. I’m writing this Friday of my first week, and let me tell you, it’s already more than I could’ve ever hoped for.  

As you’ve probably already seen from previous blog posts, Beardon loves serving the community here in Stillwater and having fun while doing so. Our cute little town has a lot of successful people in the workforce, but Beardon takes time out of every week to pack lunches for those that may not have food for the day. Can you imagine what that would be like? Not even having a piece of bread to eat? No water? Well, Beardon and all of it’s employees have taken time out of their busy Tuesdays to help those less fortunate. This post is all about “Lunch Packing, Part II.”

Here are some snapshots of us in action, packing lunches and having a great time doing it!

Tyson, James and Veronica packing the bags!

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Hey, there’s me! (the stripey shirt, see I told you I love stripes!)

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Here’s the full-timers table–Aaron, Jim, and some people from the church–bagging cereal and trail mix.

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You’re probably wondering where Daniel is… He was photographer of the day. Thanks for the pics, Daniel!

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From left: Katie, Veronica, James, Aaron, Tyson, Jim

It was amazing just how many bags we had total. Just a few of us from the office that day resulted in over five plastic boxes (with ten bags in each box) full of sack lunches. That means over 50 people that may not have had food for the day finally have something that could potentially last them through lunch and dinner for the day. A little goes a long way, as they say! On top of serving other hungry people, Jim Wirt (the CEO of Beardon Services) thought it best to serve his hungry people, too! The crew loaded up and went to Freddy’s Frozen Custards on Main Street, Stillwater, OK and devoured some steak-burgers, hot dogs, fries, Patty Melts, and Philly Cheesesteaks. It was an awesome second day on the job, to say the least!

Through the week, aside from eating Freddy’s and serving the community, Beardon employees were hard at work on various projects (I’m not going to tell you which ones, that’s classified and I feel more important keeping it from you ha ha!), helping current clients, getting in contact with potential clients, and maintaining a fun work environment the whole time. Everyone has been so warm and welcoming, making sure I have the necessary office supplies to be as successful as possible–and let’s face it, who doesn’t love new pens! 🙂

Needless to say, I’m enjoying every minute of it. If your company is looking for some bonding activities, I’d definitely suggest doing something for the community! You meet great people, have super awesome conversations with them, and make new friends while you’re at it. 

From serving clients at the office, to serving the community around it, Beardon really does have it all. I’ll check back in here in a couple of weeks!

As the Germans say,

Auf Wiedersehen! (Good-Bye!)