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January 18, 2000

Home, Sweet Cubicle

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Liezel Schimper

Age: 30

Company: IQUAD Group Limited

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Job: Personal assistant to CEO

At my office: I'm at my desk most of my day. Our working hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and we have teatime for 10 minutes twice a day. I work for an easygoing boss, and most of the time I am pretty organized, but it does get hectic at times. For vacation — we get 20 days a year — I go caravan camping at a place called Sundays River, about 20 kilometers outside Port Elizabeth.

Pimping my cube: We had four prints of the "big five" animals, as they're called in South Africa: African elephants, leopards, lions, buffalo, and rhinos. I chose two and got them framed: elephants because of their strength, and the cheetahs for their color scheme.

On my desk: You'll find pictures of my two stepdaughters (Chelsea, 14, and Demi, 13) and my own daughter (Emma, 3) on Santa's lap.

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