I'll admit, I've been worried about my job lately.
I work at a small branch office for an international, multibillion dollar company. While I work for a great company I'll admit I dislike much of my job duties, basically working as a glorified customer service rep. It's more professional than it sounds and pays well but some days I absolutely dread going into work. Local management has definitely picked up on this, and for a while I've been worrying about being let go for that reason. In some meetings with management, I've been simultaneously praised for my work and then reprimanded for attitude problems, including a come to Jesus meeting with the GM which was basically a "Get on board or leave" affair.
Now, our company is great about training opportunities (I was in Tulsa recently for computer training), however, it's always been understood unless you're in management or in outside sales, going to corporate for any reason will never happen unless you transfer there. So when they announced that they were going to be sending an inside rep from each region for a global summit, I assumed there was a snowball's chance I would even be in the conversation. This is a big deal, because whoever gets picked will represent our entire region, and also involves giving a speech and presentation to not only the other members of the summit but members of upper management, including the friggin' CEO.
This morning, I was told I'll be the one going.
Frankly I'm in a bit of shock. I thought they wanted me gone! Needless to say, my manager warned me that when this will be announced to the rest of the company on Monday to expect some serious backlash from some people. It was assumed the person picked would be based off of seniority, and I'm nowhere near the top. This includes people who've been with the company for longer than I've been alive!
So next month I'll be spending some time in Cleveland. So all that being said...assuming I have any downtime, what's there to do in Cleveland? Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Football Hall of Fame are the two obvious ones, but anything else?