Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 2 (1/11/2011-or, the Joys of Shipping)

Today, I learned many very important things, including:

1.)UPS does not deliver to P.O. Boxes.
2.)UPS does not deliver to P.O. Boxes.
3.)UPS does not deliver to P.O. Boxes.

That basically translates to us (the Interns) learning about the packaging system at the HRC. Honestly, I didn’t expect us to ever do this. I’ve always had this image of Interns only filing papers and taking calls all day. So far, I haven’t had to do either, and I’m especially grateful for not having to do the latter (for some reason, I don’t remember who I am when I’m on the phone with a stranger). While the lesson didn’t take up the majority of our day, it was definitely entertaining. The person in charge of deliveries, Shelena (from the Operations Team) is a great speaker, as well as educator. She gave us the do’s and probably shouldn’t do’s of sending and receiving letters and packages, and she took us on a tour of the lower level of the building, where all the package magic takes place.

Note (mostly to self): This worked out very well. Now I can mail my Internship Agreement Form.

Today was the day where we had to buckle down. Our supervisors gave us enough work to last us the entire day and then some. I got in at about 8:45 and finished up finding quotes from yesterday from the transcribing that I did and before I knew it, it was finally time to copyedit! I was so excited about it that the whole thing was slightly alarming. My job was to:

1.Copyedit the President’s letter (usually found on the first page of the magazines/publications).
2.Copyedit those nice little ‘Thanks for being a donor!’ sheets people get when they’re asked to give money.

It worked out pretty well (aside from the feeling that my eyes were beginning to melt out of their sockets after awhile). Janice told me that I did a pretty good job minus spacing things. Obviously, I’ll keep that in mind for the next project. What is the next project, you ask?

A 54 Page State Legislation index.


Nevertheless, I took many things from today, the most important of which was:

UPS does not deliver to P.O. Boxes.

1 comment:

  1. Now can you send mail UPS to a PO box? I'm not quite sure I get it....
    haha glad you had a great day 2! Keep up the good work, and keep them eyes in their sockets cuz your EMT don't travel.