I’m living in New York for six weeks doing training for my job that I’m going to be eventually working at in Los Angeles. It’s a global investment bank whose American headquarters are in NYC, and they’ve got all their incoming employees from around the globe here in the big apple doing training for the summer. I’d estimate there’s about 200 people in my training class, and we all have nametags that say our name, position, and city we’re working in. Each name tag also comes with a colored circular sticker that denotes the specific group that each person is working with. Everyone is extremely interested in what everyone else’s sticker color means, because they want to know everything about what other groups people were able to get into; I’ve overheard snippets of many conversations about the meaning of one color dot, or perhaps a dot split into two colors.
That said, I think it would be fucking hilarious to replace my dot with a gold sticker. Can you imagine the buzz that would create? “Have you guys seen the girl with the gold star sticker?? What do you think she’s working for??” If anyone asked me, I would either reply with “Mmm, can’t really talk about it” or “I’m going straight to a VP (vice president) position.”
I’m cracking up just thinking about it