Thursday, August 20, 2009
Deets on new job!
Ok - so you want details, eh? **** I got this job because a friend from church gave my resume to a friend of his. His friend called me, requested an interview, and the rest is history. I half wonder if they weren't afraid of losing me to another company because after my 2.5 hour interview on a Wednesday, one of the 3 folks I interviewed with said, "You can expect to hear from us in a week or two..." I heard from them on Friday. You cannot imagine my excitement and relief when I answered the phone to hear my new boss say, "When can you start?" Anyway - I am the Office Manager and my duties include things like Accounts Payable & Receivable, Payroll, and general office support. So far, I'm learning...and it's A LOT of information to take in...but I really like it and think that after a couple of weeks of this, I'll be just fine. It feels strange to be responsible for other's paychecks, but since I do have some familiarity with the process, it's just a question of learning THIS way. I really like everyone I work with and for and...this shocks me for some reason...I have my own office! Granted, it's kind of a walk through to the reception area where the office supplies and the fax machine are...but I don't care. I've got a HUGE window and there's a little bitty Hummingbird that comes to visit me each morning. He flies up to the window and looks at himself in the reflection of the glass. Then, once he's satisfied he's still beautiful, he flies away. I see him a few more times during the day because there are two lovely blooming crepe myrtle trees on either side of my window that he visits. I made a comment to one of my new bosses that I was going to get a shepherd's hook and a hummingbird feeder and put it right outside my window. His response? "Whatever you want to do!" Well, OK then. Anyway - I'm very busy, which is good. I'm trying to readjust myself to working hours. I've spent too much time over the last few weeks staying up late and sleeping in. Now I'm up and gone by the crack of dawn again. It's amazing how just a few short weeks (it was less than 1 month that I was unemployed. 3.5 weeks until I got a call saying, "Hey - why don't you come work for us?") can really mess with your inner clock/schedule. So that's it for now. I'll write more again soon! Hope all is well out there in blog-land! TTFN JMS