No, I am not a contractor. I work in foodservice. The company that I work for (U.S. Foodservice, a division of Koninklijke Ahold, as of November 2001) sells food and restaurant equipment to hospitals, schools, hotels, prisons, restaurants, and other similar establishments.
Have you heard the joke, "You know you've had too much of the 90's when you have sat at the same desk for two years and worked for five different companies?" I'm at seven years and four companies.
Update 2007: We've been sold by Royal Ahold to Clayton, Dubiliner & Rice and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. And darn it, I never got to visit headquarters. On the other hand, KKR has offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, in addition to more mundane places like New York City and Menlo Park, California. Hmm. What can I do to get invited to HQ now?
I took these pictures at
John Sexton & Co. c. 1987
U.S. Foodservice Inc.
The new U.S. Foodservice
One of my favourite
Here is what I do:
- I'm a technical writer, plus I clean up other people's stuff.
- I create training presentations.
- Then I go out and deliver the presentations.
- This is more theoretical than actual, as I haven't had time to work on the Web site in a gazillion years.