It Doesn’t Take A Rocket Scientist To Work Here… But It Helps

, , , , | Working | March 26, 2018

(I, along with another new staff member, have just begun a job at the museum of a well-known institute of technology in Massachusetts that has numbered buildings. The manager is showing us how to use the POS system on the cash register, which we will need to sell admission tickets to museum visitors.)

Manager: *showing basic features* “…and when you’re ready to process the payment, you hit the ‘payment’ button. It’s a cash register, not rocket science.”

Me: “What building is rocket science in?”

Manager: *without missing a beat* “Building 17.”

Other New Hire: “How about brain surgery?”

Manager: “Neuroscience is Building 46.”

Me: “Nanotechnology?”

(This went on for a few more rounds and the manager knew the campus like the back of his hand. Working at a place that genuinely had rocket science took the old saying to a whole new level!)

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