A while ago, I was hired to be a GIS intern for a research institute run by a big university. I was excited about the opportunity to work on a bunch of different projects with a bunch of different people of varying expertise. I started my job in the winter, just after the Christmas holiday, and I arrived nicely dressed in brand new clothes, ready to take on some new challenges.
My first assignment? Take down the Christmas decorations. Shortly after that, I was recruited to move a bunch of furniture and dusty old boxes from an office on the first floor to an office on the second floor using a tiny freight elevator. So much for the nice new clothes!