Although at times, I wanted to be promptly unemployed.
But, whether it was common sense or just good rational (and advice from everyone), I have made it through any
I have been through a lot with this company, I have experienced a lot, learned more than I can begin to tell you.. technically and personally speaking and I have come to genuinely love what I do, who I work with/for and the knowledge that I have derived from being where I have been.
All started like this:
I just arrived back to FL from living in NC and only having been here a short 5 days, decided to total my car by pulling out infront of a red light runner, (I am telling you, there was NO one there one sec, a van the next!anyway...) on my way to another job interview, mind you. A couple of days later while coming out of a vegetable market I got a voicemail from my now bossy saying she would like me to come in for an interview, she didn't specify the company or I didn't pay attention, either way I had no idea what kind of job it was as I had sent out a ton of resumes back in NC.
I immediately call back and this very disgruntled women answered the phone (which I later came to find out it was our offsite answering service, no actual affiliation to us, whew.) Anyhow, she advised me it was an elevator company and I instantly recoiled in my seat, all I could imagine was an ugly warehouse, green screen monitors and inspirational posters from the 1970's. I was really not at all interested or excited but I took the interview because ugly warehouses and a paycheck is better than 0.00 hourly ya heard?
Went to the interview of course, found myself in a medium sized office in a local office park infront of a lady I really couldn't read too well, don't get me wrong, she was friendly, but to the point and as she explained the job I really wasn't sure what I was up for but I answered honestly and walked away thinking, it's nothing like I expected (positive!) and I think I nailed it. I followed up with a thank you note for her time and waited to hear from her.
In a few short days, I had been hired and was ready to start my new
Oh, yea, job title was to be admin. asst./office manager/juggler of 9 million things at once for a company that modernizes Federal Government Facilities across the US.
I would have never guess how stressful, crazy, fast paced, ever-changing this position was going to be and it took me a solid year to get my bearings and really be confident in what I was doing as not only is it what I just described, it's very technical and again, it's with the Federal Gov't.. it has to be perfect, the first time, and in 335689 copies.
Since that day, I have done well, done terribly, done the impossible, really screwed things up, laughed, been amazed, been so frustrated I could've passed out, worked til
my command center.
what? you need to be colorfully stocked at all times.
love my tiny, wireless, quiet keyboard.. aaah..
pretty much everything gets a stamp of some sort
we deal in large stacks of paper, only the white kind though..
i only have 9665587 reminders