Well I'm movin' on up! Movin' on up! To a dee-luxe office in the sky! I'm movin' on up! To the east side! Movin' on up! I've finally got a piece of the pie!!!!
After a nice summer break of traveling, hanging by the pool, floating down the river, and being a lady of leisure, I was called for a job interview. Frankly I didn't want to bullshit anyone, I wanted to make sure wherever I landed, it would be a good fit - so I was very blunt during the interview and when asked what I would like about this job I stated, "Let me tell you what I don't like in an office and we'll go from there ..."
A week later I received a phone call from the head of HR and was offered the position with my new boss on speaker phone.
I now have an office - with 4 walls, a window with a view, and a door! I work with a very small group of people, my job will take me out of state a few times a year for a week at a time, and in the last 3 weeks that I've been there I've apparently made an impression on people I haven't even realized I would have impressed - including the man who had signed the letter accompanying my pink slip.
My boss and co-worker regularly ask if I'm happy, or say they hope I'm happy, and on Friday's my boss has asked if I'll be back Monday and even has told me go home early due to my apparent efficiency. I don't know who was working for him before but apparently the bar was set pretty low and he tells me the last time he had a good assistant was 20 years ago, and I'm even better than she was.
Friday I found several mistakes on forms, in databases, and missing documents in files, I pointed them out to my boss and then corrected them - he said, "Oh that just gets me, see, your predecessor was just being lazy! You are so efficient, and I'm sure you won't ever have these problems, you are perfect!"
Uh-oh ... I stopped dead in my tracks, turned back to him and replied, "I'm not perfect, I will make mistakes, trust me". I was dead serious, but he just chuckled.
I'm so thankful for this job, it is for a wonderful organization, I enjoy the work, and have interns that I manage who are supposed to do the "grunt work" for me ... though I guess I am a little too efficient and need to begin saving work for them to do. I am also ENCOURAGED to listen to music in my office and my boss is not a clock watcher.
The day before I began my job I was given a fortune cookie with my lunch. The little slip inside read, "You will have a good job, with a comfortable salary" ... I'm going to frame that and hang it on one of my walls.