I don’t talk about my day job on the blog much.  I think I’ve mentioned that I work in Human Resources, and that’s about it.  Well, it’s about time I share a little more, especially since it’s such an important part of my life.

I work for a global accounting organization, and in a nutshell, I’m a Global Project Manager on the People and Culture (P&C) team.  We develop initiatives, projects, programs, etc. to help our member firms around the world attract, retain, develop, and empower their people.  Obviously there’s a lot more to it, but that’s my high level elevator speech.

As I mentioned in one of my blog posts, our team spent this past week in Miami together discussing and planning for 2015.  It was actually one of our best meetings to date.  We stuck to our agenda, covered all the right things, and bonded as a team. 

Since my daily work life is pretty much the same in terms of structure, I thought I would share some of the highlights from our team meeting.  Truthfully, it’s just more fun to talk about!


The 19 person team meeting didn’t start until Tuesday, so we used Monday to regroup as a mini team (there are four of us on our mini team).  We reflected on 2014, discussed 2015 projects and strategy, and prepared for the larger team meeting.

Before we met for the day, my boss and I walked over to Whole Foods to grab some breakfast and chat.  She’s based in London, so it was nice to connect in person!

Whole Foods Coffee
After working away for a few hours, we broke for lunch.  Mexican food, specifically guac, resonated with everyone, so we headed to Rosa Mexicano.  So so good!

Rosa Mexicano 1
Rosa Mexicano 2
And then we worked some more…the view helped with the post-lunch slump!

Meeting view
Later that evening, the larger team got together for a welcome reception at OTC.  Great food, great coworkers, great convo!


After eating breakfast at home, I walked over to the hotel where the larger team meeting was being held.  Love it when our meetings are in Miami because I can walk everywhere!

We spent the entire day talking about our global strategy and the role of our team.  Exciting stuff!

team meeting tuesday
team meeting tuesday 2 
Dinner on Tuesday was at The Rusty Pelican, a Miami dining institution!  While the food was delicious, I really loved the view!

The Rusty Pelican

Wednesday was more of the same in terms of our meeting – lots of sharing and lots of discussion.

On Wednesday night, we had dinner at Perricone’s.  If you can’t tell, our team loves good food.  Sometimes we plan our dinners before we plan the actual meeting agenda!


We met as a mini team on Thursday and discussed the outputs from the larger team meeting and a few of our projects in more detail. 

team meeting thursday
And again, the views make our already fun meetings that much better!

Thursday night was a free night, so Thea (my friend and teammate) and I had dinner at Momi Gyoza.  We both ordered the pan fried vegetable dumplings…yum!


Friday consisted of a little more team discussion, a couple of phone calls, emails, lunch at Balans, shopping, and sushi

Nikko by Sunshine 
By the end of Friday night, I was EXHAUSTED!  I was likely asleep before my head even hit the pillow!


Even though all team related things were officially over by Saturday, I have to mention the fact that all I did was clean, nap, and watch a movie.  It was perfect!

I even made myself some breakfast for lunch!

breakfast for lunch
And that, my friends, is how the Global People and Culture team does it!  We work hard, play hard, and eat well!

What does your day job consist of?  Do you love what you do?

By Parita

13 thoughts on “A Week in the Life – My Day job”
  1. Loved hearing more about your work, P! As much as I love what I do, I sometimes do miss the aspect of working in a team in a bigger organisation- grass is always greener eh ;)! That being said, I love the flexibility of my job and more importantly, it’s so rewarding to see how empowered people feel when they recommit and take control of their bodies & overall health.
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    1. The grass is always greener. I would love to run a business like you do and impact the lives of people directly! 🙂

    1. We are a pretty fun bunch! And you would love the food aspect of it all. It’s one of the things I look forward to!

  2. I love this! It’s fun to have a peek into the real lives of the bloggers I follow. I want to go to your next team meeting! 😛

    I like my day job – it’s challenging, rewarding and lets me use everything I’ve studied. My biggest complaint in my commute. I would LOVE to be able to walk to work!
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  3. I love that food is such a priority! I would be all about that!
    My day job involves a lot of sitting and writing. I wouldn’t say I love what I do, but I love my coworkers and the company I work for and the fact that I have time to pursue my interests outside of work due to the fact that the company really promotes and respects having a proper work/life balance. In other jobs, that was definitely a lacking element and it was miserable.
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    1. I 100% agree with you – work/life balance is SO important. And luckily, my company and my boss agree. 🙂 It’s a must have for me in any role/job!

  4. I am in the biotechnology industry so my job involves a lot of experimentation, data analysis and programming. I am currently a SAHM but when I get back to work after my second little is born, I plan on getting more on the programming side of things rather than actual lab work.

    Those views are amazing! i would love to work in an office like that 🙂

    1. That is a little creepy! I always thought you worked in Marketing! I’m wondering if we are competitors… 🙂

  5. I have to say enjoyed reading this post (as with all others 🙂 ) This sounds like a super fun week! Hope this week is turning out to be the same. 🙂

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