Staff meetings were held every Monday morning at ten in what was called the Upstairs Board Room, a large, modern conference room looking out toward Monterey Bay.
Will was determined not to be late, so he arrived five minutes early. Four and a half minutes later he started to panic when no one had shown up, thinking that he might have been in the wrong place. Just as he was about to leave, Casey entered the room, followed by Sophia and Connor, who were discussing sales and marketing. As soon as they saw Will, they stopped and greeted him warmly.
"How's the new guy doing?" Connor asked.
Sophia joked, "You know, if you quit now you don't have to put this job on your résumé." They laughed, and made small but enjoyable ...