Starting work today was something completely new. You see, since I graduated college in the mid-nineties, I had only a handful of interviews, and they were for teaching jobs. Even though I may have had a new job here and there, I kind of knew that school was school, and nothing would be that different from my previous job. I needed to know who the secretaries and the custodians were ASAP, and always, always treat them nicely. I needed to know where the copy machine was, and where I could eat lunch. The rest was pretty much the same. I went to my room and taught.
Today, I walked into my new job, not knowing how many hours a week I was wanted, nor how much exactly I was to be paid. I didn’t even know exactly what my job entailed but that my title would be “Event Coordinator” for a long-standing, local boat tour company.
By the end of the day, I had impressed my new boss a bit, been told I could work full time if I desired, and would make enough for me to not have to worry about my bills anymore.
Best of all, I enjoyed my day. I edited and formatted, created spreadsheets, and researched, all the while learning my new boss’s idiosyncrasies, and getting along well with the other office “girl” whose job is separate from but most similar to mine.
I’m back to work, but work like I’ve never known it. I’m thankful. I’m excited.