Thursday, July 26, 2012

Office Space


I just wanted to take a moment to show off my new office space.

I gladly accepted the role as the assistant to the Chief Financial Officer back in May of this year, and it has been a wonderful journey! Some days are stressful and I want to pull my hair out. Other days I feel like I could prop my feet up, lean back in my chair, and sip a Diet Coke. I still count my blessings everyday and thank the Lord I have been given this opportunity.

I've only been working here 11 months, but I have already learned so much. It's definitely true that I have big shoes to fill. The person who preceded me in this role was not only a friend, but a wonderful mentor. She's now retired, but luckily I still get to talk with her on a semi-regular basis.

I've heard it said that if you love what you do, you'll never have to work a day in your life.

I couldn't agree more.

I was in a meeting with the CFO and the divisional CFOs this week, and they were discussing how our Corporate Finance team consistently ranks as one of the highest in employee satisfaction. My boss commented, "the only way I know how to explain it is that we're a team of professionals who love what we do, and the employees actually want to be here." We all nodded in agreement, and one person even said "There's no way I'd rather be sitting at home. I'd be so bored!"

One of the downsides of my new job is that my office suite is somewhat isolated from the rest of the group. Every job I've ever had until now has been very social and I've always been surrounded by people all day long. There are a few times when I can actually appreciate the peace and quiet - when it's 7:30 in the morning and all I want to do is check my emails and drink my coffee, for instance. But it sometimes gets a little lonely. (Okay, truthfully, I just needed to come up with one downside about this job, so that I wouldn't appear to be bragging).

Alright, I've rambled long enough. And Otis is sitting here staring deeply into my eyes.

I think he's trying to tell me something.


TGI almost F!


Kelly

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