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November 28, 2011

How I Spend My Workday

stefani wilmington

Game on! Rash playing to a full house.

Photo Credit: Melissa Golden

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Stefani Rash, 28 Wilmington, Delaware
Occupation: Sales executive with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, a minor-league baseball team
Annual Income: $25,000
5:30 a.m. I read that your true weight is reflected first thing in the morning, so when I wake up, I step on the scale. I used to be overweight, and now I'm very conscious about everything. Then I'll get my 2-year-old daughter up and ready for school. My husband is a nurse who works the night shift. I'm in charge of the morning routine.
9 a.m. I handle ticket sales for large groups, like children's birthday parties or big corporate events. I'm like a party planner — I have to make sure the game goes off without a hitch and the fans are happy. On game days, I wear khakis and sneakers since I'm basically running around the stadium like crazy all day.
12 p.m. If the team has an away game (every other week), I'll spend my lunch hour at their gym. I have to be physically fit for this job because I'm always moving equipment.
1 p.m. I spend the afternoon getting ready for the game, prepping our dining areas, and stocking the ticket booth.
7 p.m. When the first pitch is thrown, I walk around the stadium greeting people, handing out raffle tickets, or putting out fires. Sometimes I have to deal with drunk and aggressive fans — some of them women! It's a good thing I'm naturally patient and like to problem-solve.
7:30 p.m. I sneak away to my office for dinner — a turkey wrap, which is fast and filling. At the end of the seventh inning, we break for activities. A popular one is Hurl the Pearl, where fans try and throw foam balls into a car that's driving around the field. It's my job to pick up all the stray balls once it's over so the players can resume the game. It's exhausting, but I like to stay active. It keeps me from eating!
11 p.m. I'm wired when I get home, so I'll watch an episode of The Bachelorette that I've DVR'd, maybe do some crunches during the commercial breaks. Fitness never stops!

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