When recent college graduates start working at Protiviti, there is always a carafe of coffee in the orientation room. However, the majority of the coffee is consumed by various presenters and recruiters who are there. I have noticed that when most people embark into their first professional career, they might have only consumed a cup of coffee here or there, to help make it through an all-nighter or because their 8:00 am class came earlier than expected. Very few of the new hires are daily coffee drinkers.
Recently, my office was relocated closer to the break room on our floor and I have noticed in the morning it is a high traffic zone. This got me thinking — How long does it take for a recent college graduate to become a coffee addict?
My college roommates and I did not even own a coffee pot. Now, I have 3 cups a day: one in the morning while watching the news, one on the way to work, and then one while I am seated at my desk preparing for the day ahead.
Is it me getting older and joining the ranks of grizzled, Corporate America citizens? Or is life as a recruiter driving me to drink?
Just a cup of Joe!