Saturday, August 05, 2006

Loverboy might have been....

"Working for the Weekend" but I'm damn living for it.

It's been a bit hectic the last couple of weeks at work. Not that I completely mind; whenever I'm tempted to complain, I remind myself of some of the stress from my old job, and somehow all is right with the world again!

Tuesday marks my 1 year official anniversary with my new job, and I am amazed at how the last year has gone. I am just almost speechless when I reflect on the new responsibilities I've been given, the self-confidence I feel, all the changes and growth at work this past year. Those months of interviews and resumes and job searching and sitting at home just chillin' while things developed were all worth it.

I'm amazed by the confidence that my employers have placed in me. I admit, I was very nervous about working in accounting. My accounting experience was limited to a small office of a church, not corporate-level accounting. Through trial and error, they found the perfect work for me to do in receiveables. I also do a couple of analysis charts and other tracking. Five years ago, if you had told me that one day I'd say that I enjoyed accounting work, I would have shot you the evil eye SO quickly! I have since come to realize that what I hated was having my work interrupted by some sudden "urgent" need -- and that I am to blame for not having enough confidence to say, "I'll be glad to get you those figures as soon as I finish this project."

What a difference a year makes!

1 comment:

Talmadge G. said...

whenever I'm tempted to complain, I remind myself of some of the stress from my old job, and somehow all is right with the world again!

I long ago lost count of the number of times I've said words resembling the above.

I could've written much the same thing in August 2001. Speaking of which, this Wednesday marks six (6) years in my present gig. No problems, just a few PITAs here and there. I can deal with that.

Congratulations on one year in your "expressive" gig (couldn't resist [g]) .... your situation perfectly illustrated the maxim "when one door closes, another one opens."

-TG