[Anmericano] Merry MASH Christmas – The Top 5 Reasons of Why I Do What I Do Now

從一間學費有點貴又有點名氣的設計學校畢業後,我並沒有因此得到進入有名大企業的入場卷,也沒有如願成為小有名氣的獨立設計師。隨之而來的,只是永無止境的塞車大考驗及每月光光的銀行戶頭。

MASHstudios是一家為辦公室設計客製化家具的設計工作室/在地製造場(沒錯!完全是長輩聽完會給你黑人問號的一份工作 哈哈哈)我們生產一種叫做Branded Office Furniture(所謂名牌辦公室家具)給某些已豎立品牌形象的企業,從科技業Facebook, Pinterest, 到高級時尚或運動品牌都有。

由於洛杉磯地區實在是涵蓋太多城市,再加上這家公司座落於一個我無法負擔起房租的城市,於是有一年半的時間,我每天通勤來回的時間至少是三小時左右。而又因為設計界的慘忍實習法則,這份工作必須從時薪15美金的實習開始做起,並且需要至少維持半年。這就是為什麼我的人生好像不小心充滿了很多塞車里程數及無奈成了小月光。

 

So obviously, that’s just the intro of it… Here are the reasons why 

I. It’s a furniture design job in an English speaking environment

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It’s such a  bittersweet situation for me all the time, but I think I do appreciate it the most. I feel so very honored to work with all of these talented and hardworking people with my English mode. It gets very challenging when I need to talk more than what my natural being usually wants to, but my life needs to be challenged somehow anyway..haha

認識雪莉的人都知道,她每天有一筆英文模式能夠釋放的量,超過的時候,會很想爆炸,哈哈哈(無奈~)每天至少八小時的劑量還算人體能夠承受!全公司就也只有我一個超級大fob,每次回想起第一次的電話面試,真不知道前一個設計總監先生哪來的膽,竟然敢請一個有時候根本沒能全聽懂的設計師來被剝削(喔不是,我的意思是來上班。哈哈哈哈哈)

 

II. I have some very lovely colleagues to work with

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I can’t make everyone like me, but I do have some colleagues who got my back if I need anything.

我只能說,非常謝謝同事們能接納體諒雪莉這個行為異於正常美國人的古怪亞裔女子。

 

III. I get to work for some very cool brands that I personally love

Because of the NDA, I can’t just call out all the brands here. But here is my all time favorite project for Headspace.

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Photo Credit: Wundr Studio

保密條款裡面說,雪莉絕對不能說,我們為一個在時尚界裡香水及包包都稱霸的品牌客製化了他們位在紐約市的辦公室。還有一個在運動用品界裡總是就去做就對了的領導品牌客製化了他們位在波特蘭總部的Workstation。用中文應該不會被發現吧?!(汗)

 

IV. A very hipster looking working environment

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Yup, a very hipster looking office that I almost feel like part of my paycheck contributes to this…haha

說真的,MASH的辦公室真的很美!我常常覺得,大概我是付薪水買這份假掰的設計師頭銜和文青辦公環境無誤!

 

V. There is a Christmas party every year!

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Literally, MASH hosts a very MASH Christmas party every year and I’m so blessed to attend all of them at the time I’m with MASH.

每年的聖誕節都會有很MASH的聖誕派對,雖然沒有抽獎也沒有紅包,但是有滿滿的文青氣息!不純美式的人生,就是只要文青就飽了的概念嗎?(應該沒錯!)

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