Sometimes People Amaze Me

Last night I lost my wallet somewhere on my commute home, unfortunately I didn’t even realize until I woke up this morning. As I was getting ready to leave for the day, I finally noticed my wallet was nowhere to be found. In a panic, I quickly went online to check my CC statements, fully expecting the worst- that they had all already been maxed. Much to my surprise none of my credit cards had been used. My spirits lifted slightly, but I was still unhappy at my stupidity and dreading the hassle of ordering a new license, canceling my CC’s and replacing everything else inside my wallet.

As I picked up my phone to call Visa, dreading what was sure to turn into a bigger hassle than necessary, I noticed I had a missed call and voicemail from an unknown NYC number. As I listened to the voicemail, my bad mood melted away and my faith in the decency of humanity was lifted to new heights.

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I’m “officially” employed! On Monday I started working at ShopCube (I also worked for them for 3 months during the Spring of my senior year), an Gaming/E-Commerce website expected to launch this summer. I put quotes around officially because I’m not getting paid, but that’s just semantics, and fuck semantics.

I intend to write a multiple posts in the future about the company, including what they do, why I wanted to work for them, some of my experiences there etc., but not today. For this post I want to focus on their office, Grind, a public working space in Downtown NYC.

(TV screen by the entrance which loops a video discussing the space)

Let me just start by saying, I’m super pumped to be working in such a unique environment. The space is incredible; great location, the wi-fi is fast, coffee and tea are available all day, the chairs are comfy (if you think that doesn’t matter your crazy, it is a goddamn necessity when sitting in front of a computer 8+ hours a day) and two conference rooms are available at all times. At night, on a near daily basis, the space is used for to teach a variety of workshops and classes, and my goal is to attend at least one per week.

What excites me the most about Grind, however, is that I now have the opportunity to meet lots of interesting people in the startup world, just by coming into work everyday. Already I have met a few people and learned about some interesting projects they’re working on. Stay tuned for future posts about some of the amazing companies sharing the space at Grind.

If you want to see photos of Grind please click the read more, and please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Read on for additional pictures

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