It’s raining in downtown Bangor today and it’s predicted to rain through the weekend, which may put a damper on your plans. The CoVort office is relatively empty, as it usually is with gloomy weather and end of the week lethargy. Music of the day is predominantly Queen, chosen by yourself truly. Nothing picks up a slow day like Bohemian Rhapsody.
Friday’s are good days, with the weekend looming promisingly. It’s my last chance to ask about plans and share details and usually, someone has brewed coffee before I arrive. Something about the end of the week makes people crave caffeine earlier and earlier. Routinely, only one or two CoVorters will come into work on Friday. There is one person, however, who’s schedule varies enough to keep me guessing: Robin.
Robin Delauter usually comes into CoVort on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She is one of the few CoVorters I have seen stick to her schedule each week, so when she popped in on Friday, I knew something must need her attention. This led us to a whole conversation about how Robin makes the most of our space.
So first, a little about Robin:
Originally from western Massachusettes, Robin and her husband, Jonathan moved from New York City to Bangor, Maine in fall of 2018 so Jonathan could continue his work at Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Positioned at KIND Bars as a Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager for Ingredients, Robin worked remotely for a few months before making the leap to coworking. In January 2019, she joined us at CoVort.
When I asked her about her stringent Tuesday/Thursday schedule, Robin admitted that “by the time Tuesday rolls around, I’m ready to get out of the house.” Three days in her Bangor home is more than enough but Robin prefers the flexibility of working at home Monday mornings to get a jump start on the week.
Friday’s, however, are often a tossup. Robin says she plans her last work day according to her weekend plans. If she’ll be in the house most of the weekend, she’ll head to CoVort for the day. If she’ll be busy, she works from home. The biggest difference? An established working space, free from distractions, and social interaction with other CoVorters. She might go stir-crazy if not for her adaptable routine, the ability to see people, share stories, and discuss work.
Robin and her husband had a love-hate relationship with the hustle and bustle of NYC, and claimed that “Bangor felt like a nice town” when they were considering their move. It didn’t take long for her to seek out coworking as a way to “feel connected to the town” and learn more about the area from locals.
Robin has only been with us for a few months but she’s a friendly and familiar face by now. You can often catch her making calls as she floats around CoVort with her laptop or making use of the standing worktables. Even when she can’t talk, Robin’s all smiles when someone walks in the door. It’s a pleasure to see her twice a week, and if we’re truly lucky, she’ll even join us for an extra Friday or two.
By now, some of you know CoVort like you already come in and cowork with us. This dream could be a reality, just send me a message and I’ll get you a free day pass!