After over 35 years working in the large corporate environment with all their rules, regulations and red tape, I was recruited away from Newmark, the company in which I planned to retire with. The concept of a company where people could just be who they are and not be judged, fired or sued for being themselves was intriguing and I found myself with a very difficult decision to make – leaving my “home” where I had so many friends and still do, or moving into uncharted territory.
I love it here because it is a place where people are open, can have discussions without being ostracized based on beliefs, whether they are personal, religious or political. I have spent my life being the person that is “there” for everyone and serving others before myself. I know that I have found a place where people will be there for me if need be, although I have a hard time asking for help as I’m not used to that being an option.