A Virtual Desk Tour of My Desk (Rachael’s!)

Khalil’s Battlestation post made me think about all the PulseTV commodities that I’ve purchased the past 4 years of being part of the Pulse Squad. I looked around my space and thought — what makes my area function for the many, many hours that I spend plugging away here at PTV? I started off here as a Customer Service Representative, then turned into an Operations Team Member. I’m still mostly a mom at heart, so my desk is caked with Pulse products and personal reminders of the little things that keep me going.

1. Modern Fitness Activity Tracker

This is another possible PulseTV product in the works of being researched and discussed. We’re currently selling a more inexpensive tracker — it’s cheaper since it lacks all the bells and whistles of this Modern Fitness model. I’m holding onto this sample since I volunteered to test and check out the app if we decide to pick it up.

2. Desktop Organizer

During my first week here at PTV I was [randomly] asked, “So when are you going to personalize your desk?” I snuck out that very day on my lunch break to Target and picked up this pretty pen holder. I filled it with the cliché pink and purple pens that you may expect to find on a woman’s desk, as well as other sporadically used desk supplies. Nothing special, but I look forward to having the same flowery pen holder 20 years from now on my desk as a reminder of how far I’ve come!

3. Fox Stuff

If you’ve known me for any time at all, you’ve probably heard that I love foxes. Secret Santa (Sharif!) gifted me my Fancy Fox last Christmas, and it makes me smile. My foxed-up Sip by S’well Stainless Steel tumbler keeps my water super cold.

4. Smitty’s Glasswax

Since I’m four-eyed and a sunglasses enthusiast, I use Smitty’s Glasswax on the regular. I pretty much consider this the PulseTV-community Smitty’s — my coworkers roll up to borrow my glass cleaner on a daily basis for their glasses or smart phone. A little bit goes along way, so this tube has lasted me about a year.

Did you know we actually assemble and pack these ourselves? It’s one of the few products we get shipped in bulk to our office — a big box of microfiber cloths, the tubes, and little baggies to put them in. You can watch customer service pack in our old video (before we got our cubicles redone!)

5. Glass Multimedia Laptop & Monitor Stand with Speaker

Khalil mentioned this Monitor Stand in his read and I have one too! I like it mainly because it looks clean, helps with posture, and holds the other things that don’t really have a distinct place on my desk. My USB fan is plugged right in as well as my House of Marley Earbuds. I also like that my keyboard fits right under it at the end of the day. Clutter is not welcome here!

6. Water Resistant 10,000 mAh Power Bank with Dual USB

You guys: this is the best power bank ever (IMO). Khalil actually recommended it before my New York trip in January! I knew I would be out and about taking pictures the entire time with limited access to a power outlet, so I asked the guy, which power bank won’t let me down? I got 3, that’s right, 3 charges with my iPhone 7 up to 100%. And there was juice to spare!

We sold a ton of different battery backups, but I think this one has the most power — 10,000mAh (whatever that means). It’s still sitting on my desk because I brought it back and charged it right back up, ready for me to throw in my purse the next time I need it.

7. Handsfree Earpiece with Mic

My daily responsibilities are geared towards daily operations now but I can’t forget my PulseTV roots — Customer Service. I cannot express how important a comfortable ear piece is when my primary job was to help customers 8 hours a day. I still help with CS overflow, but it also comes in handy during my long talks with our fulfillment center.

8. Family Pictures

Over time, the amount of desktop personal memorabilia has fluctuated but my current family photos are pretty simplistic these days. Sweet photos of my husband, daughters and puppers gives my eyes a break from my computer screen.

9. USB Retro Mini Fan by GeekTek

Our office is hot (understatement). I keep my house at a firm 68 degrees year round, so when it starts creeping above 70 degrees here at PTV HQ, the fan goes on. We sold these long ago — and it would not surprise me to find many of my team members with one on their desk for the very same reason I do!

10. Multi-Function 3-Way Mirror

This mirror is another PulseTV product that gets daily use. Actually, Ashley from customer service snatched it up before me. After I kept stealing hers, she kindly gifted one to me! Since then, coworkers all around the office keep borrowing it for touching up makeup — and getting spinach out of their teeth!


I like that my station is a mixture of personal touches as well neat finds by the PTV buying team. A lot of our customers tell us that they love the things we pick up; that they can’t find them anywhere else with our deals. Imagine working here surrounded by the influx of cool products we get in daily! Just when I pay off my personal balance, I rack it right back up again. This is just the stuff that I keep at my desk, but don’t ask my husband where I keep all the stuff I bought for my home.

Total PulseTV Products (Here At The Office): 7

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