By: Tomasz Paciorkowski, Summer 2014 Work and Travel Ambassador Scholar

Tomasz Paciorkowski is a Work and Travel participant from Poland, working in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Here he continues to talk about his work life in the United States.

Now, it’s high time I told you something about my work life. You may have heard about it in the video I prepared for CCI with the help of my colleague Jason. If you haven’t seen the video yet, please watch it now. It’ll make explaining easier.


Done? Fine. Did you like it? I hope you did. If you didn’t, sorry. I’ll try harder.

I usually start my work at around 1.30 PM. Some of you may think it’s the perfect time to start work. Well, it is, and at the same time it isn’t. You get to sleep longer, but also your day is surprisingly shorter. It takes lots more planning.

I decided to divide my day at work for you. I broke it off to different times. We have counting time, folding time, cookie time, serving customers, and… super-secret project time.

Oh yes, such a thing does exist. In my world though. No worries, you’re invited into it. I hereby welcome you.


In the picture you can see me doing serious stuff. Accounting. No monkey business.

Just business.

See how focused on the task I am? It actually hurts to be focused this much. That’s because I’ve never been awesome at math…

That’s why I’m studying English! Just kidding. I love English.

Fine, enough of that. I’ll just say that I’m doing my best. Sometimes it takes me a lot of time to count everything correctly. But on the bright side I think I’m getting faster every day. A glass-half-full kind of man. Have I already mentioned it? I’m not quite sure.


Have I ever mentioned to you that in Beaver Creek Village at 3 PM they give out free cookies?

No? Well, you’ve been all missing out on delicious cookies then, kind ladies and gentlemen.

I might’ve done it on purpose though. They often-times run out of the cookies too quickly and there’re none left for me.

You’ve seen through me. Sorry. Ha!

Cookies are good. You sometimes need sugar in you. It makes you work better… Or at least that’s what I was telling myself in order not to feel bad about the calories.


Folding is an important part of my work life. I do it a lot. I fold a lot of stuff.

When I feel tired and I don’t feel like folding anymore I like to think that the fact that I can fold t-shirts makes me a great husband material. Does it? I hope it does.

I also can cook, if I may add. Just throwing that out there.

I explained the folding procedure in my video. Feel free to brush up on it.


In this picture you can see me greeting customers.

Well, you actually can’t.

I just didn’t want to take pictures of my customers because not everybody likes it. I hope you’ll forgive me.

The truth is though that I try to be as nice to my customers as I possibly can. This is the priority of the company that hires me. And I completely understand and support such attitude.

You’d be surprised how nice people can be in Beaver Creek. Or not.

Hell, I’ll admit it. I was surprised.

It still seems super-amazing to me.

I honestly love talking to everybody. There’s so much stuff that I get to learn due to the fact that they come from all around the US, and world even.


Here you can see a picture of my super-secret project. I don’t want to tell you too much about it though. I even selected this page on purpose so that it doesn’t give you too much of an idea.

It’s just something I started working on some time ago. All you need to know is that it’s awesome. And teaches me a lot. I do mean it.

I think that’s pretty much it. I hope you liked the stuff I decided to share with you. If you didn’t. I’m really sorry. It’s just so difficult to describe so many awesome things. It’s far beyond possible.

Have a lovely day y’all.

(We do have many visitors from Texas)

Interested in reading (and laughing) more from Tomasz? Check out his blog here!