Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hello!...An Update

It's been nearly two months since I've posted on this blog.  And well today seemed as good of a day as any to write something ;)  Last December, I wrote about losing my job of 12 years and quickly moving on to a new company.  I felt very blessed, especially in these current economic times, to have found a new job so quickly.  While it was indeed a blessing (more money than unemployment plus benefits), the job itself was not a good fit for me.  I discovered this fairly quickly - like Day 3 of my six-week training!  The company as a whole was great, the people even better, but the job itself was not a good fit.  As a working home keeper, family and home are my top priority.  Any job outside of the home has to not interfere with or impede my ability to take care of my family and home.  So, even though I had only been employed there for a very short period of time, moving on was the best course of action for me.

My Daddy always said, never quit a job before you've secured another one.  My husband also shares this mindset.  Though stressful, I continued to work while quietly looking for other opportunities.  After submitting many resumes and much prayer, I was offered and accepted a position with another organization at the beginning of this month!  Maybe I'm in a honeymoon phase right now, but this new job is wonderful!  My new coworkers have been so nice and welcoming.  The culture is casual yet professional.  The job itself is less stressful, better hours, shorter commute, more $$$ and it's secretarial work - my forte!  Most importantly, it allows me to keep the focus on my family without being consumed and distracted by the stresses of work.

For the first time in several months, all is well :)

Mary Ellen

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