I think it was in college when most of us learned that living with friends is actually pretty complicated. So the idea that friends can work together effectively seemed unlikely. It’s true that work is a whole lot different than it used to be. Our parents and grandparents were probably with the same company for most of their work life. Today, many any of us work remotely. And it’s not unusual for young and old alike to take the entrepreneurial path. Instead of using conference rooms, business meetings sometimes take place in coffee shops and restaurants! And most recently, on Zoom.
In an interview with RivetingWomen.com, the author describes Erin Allen, the president of Contemporaries, as follows.
And so it is that Erin has welcomed this unique opportunity. In 2000, Erin interviewed Erin “Brooke” Bruch. Perhaps the fact that Erin Allen and Erin Bruch shared the same first name was some kind of sign that synergy would develop. There were three people at the employment agency at that time, so when Erin Bruch was hired, she decided to go by “Brooke” – her middle name – to avoid confusion. The business grew and shortly afterwards, it was time to hire an intern.
Asked about what it’s like to have friends working for you, Erin commented:
Does it ever get too close? According to Brooke, there are times when everyone needs the same day off – for weddings, for example. When that happens, Erin jumps in, usually with the help of an intern, and they adapt.
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