Good Things Come In Small Packages
I have always been a huge believer in the old adage: “Good things come in small packages”- after all, I’m small in stature and yes… I’ve used that saying on multiple occasions. It would be my go-to defense in the schoolyard ribbings that would occur from time to time, compensating for a lifetime of being vertically challenged, but I digress.
It’s June 2020. COVID is rampaging through South East Asia and millions of people around the world are being laid off. I am exempt from this purge only because of legal restrictions that would make it expensive to do so. The shortage of employees means I am doing triple the work with half the pay due to mandatory salary cuts; but none of this bothers me – I am lucky to have a job. It was during this time that an opportunity presented itself. A friend of mine called from out of the blue, telling me that he had something I would be interested in. I agreed to meet him over drinks, with no intention of leaving my job, but left the meeting with every intention of leaving my job. Both my wife and parents thought it wasn’t a good idea – and who could blame them? We were in the middle of a pandemic and given the situation, I already had a great steady job. But, no one has ever been able to change my mind when it’s set, and what my friend presented to me seemed like something more than meets the eye. AddedSport is a relatively small company compared to all the other companies I have previously worked for. With just twenty-something employees, I believe I had met most of them in my first week on the job. Right off the bat, I was in awe of the dedication and hard work everyone was contributing.