I’m nineteen. I’m perpetually tired and overtly social with night owl tendencies and a mouth befitting a sailor. I’m a fiend for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and texting and I renounce with great chutzpah any activity wherein cute boys are not involved. As you may have guessed, I’m not really cut out for office life.
It’s a good thing Custom Logos isn’t anything like a traditional office.
My name is Morgan Golumbuk and I’m the oldest (and most beloved) daughter of Custom Logos CEO Jeff Golumbuk. When my dad called me with the job offer, I was curled up in my tiny dorm bed at the University of Miami, bemoaning the fact that he’d called me before noon. Needless to say, I was less than enthusiastic about returning to my former position (I got paid under the table when I was 14…shh!) as a customer service lackey answering phones, mailing invoices and basically doing anything that no one else wanted to do. Despite my sluggish ways, however, the dollar signs in my eyes had me running back to Clairemont Mesa Boulevard as fast as my chicken legs would take me.
Little did I know that I would be running right back into the arms of my family. I’ve grown up around Custom Logos my entire life and working here as a grown adult finally made me realize that these people, despite our differences, are my family.
Former CFO Alan Mittleman and Vice President of Operations David Tostado have never been anything but “Uncle Mitt” and “Uncle Tostie”. Sales representative Mark Sawitzky is that pain-in-the-butt older brother whose wild antics and threats of noogies both make you shudder in fear. Sales representatives Caroline Morgan and Colleen Asdell are the cool older sisters with the hot boyfriends (now husbands) whom I always wanted to be when I was that dorky little 14-year-old working at my first job ever.
Even though I’ve come a long way from my braces-wearing middle school days, the overwhelming sense of community that I feel upon walking into this building will always remain the same. My coworkers in customer service have been nothing but welcoming to me since the moment I began working here a month ago and I couldn’t have asked for better people to share an office with. I’ll actually be a sad to leave my little desk in the corner because I know that, no matter where I go, no other job in the world will be quite as entertaining as this one.
For instance, do your coworkers throw “Cinco De Logos” parties replete with margaritas? Or turn all of your possessions upside down just for fun? Or post embarrassing, life-size photos of you in the hallway? Or crank call you angrily so that you can prove how well you can handle disaster? Or shower you in sweets, gifts and streamers on your birthday that cover your entire desk? No, I bet they don’t.
That’s okay, though. I’m sure we can make room for you here as long as you’re capable of tossing all inhibitions out the window and having some good old-fashioned F-U-N. After all, “Have Fun, Make Money” would be just a motto on letterhead if the people of Custom Logos didn’t live up to it every single day.
Thank you all for everything and I’m sorry that you have to go back to writing your own thank you cards (don’t worry, after the 500th one, you can’t feel your hand anyways).