This is the third part of our series exploring a few of our interns’ views on life as a govie.
We’ve all been in those training classes where the instructor challenges us to channel our creative thinking, pauses for moment, and then asks the dreaded desert island question. As in, if you were trapped on a desert island…
I couldn’t resist challenging our interns’ creativity. So I asked them, if you were stuck on a desert island and could only have one IRS employee resource with you which one would it be?
Chris Layton - Stockton College, New Jersey
The one resource I would want if I stuck on a desert island is a laptop with internet access. I would contact people to help me get off the island!
Stephanie Lee - Nichols College, Massachusetts
Microsoft Office Communicator, but I suppose to be technical, I would need a computer in order for communicator to work. Communicator is a tool that I was unfamiliar with until I came to the IRS. I have used it to hold breakfast chats with executives from other business units, meetings with people in other offices, and instant message between the other interns and my supervisor.
Being on a desert island with this resource would allow me to still communicate with people, especially family and friends. However, people outside of the IRS might have to install or register to use this resource. As they say, it’s the thought that counts, right?
Papa Mbengue - Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
IRWeb, the IRS Intranet
What office resource do you consider absolutely essential?
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