Many of you already know this, but for those of you who get your dose of me from stalking my blog (and despite the fact that I rarely post, that dose is probably sufficient), and because I am pretty excited about it, I want to announce that I finally got a JOB! Yay!
The whole process from first interview to first day happened pretty quickly, and I’ve been working two weeks now as an account manager at Penna Powers Brian Haynes (PPBH), an ad agency in Salt Lake.
Now, I don’t know about you, but generally speaking, I really hate starting new jobs because I never feel like I can be myself right off the bat, I don’t like being the new kid who doesn’t know anyone, and inevitably I look like an idiot for the first little while until I figure out all of the little intricacies, personalities, and inside jokes of a company. I have been lucky enough to avoid some of the pain involved with starting a new job because I have a friend who works in the office.
Not only does my friend Summer work in the office, but she works in my office. Or maybe I work in hers–it all depends on who you ask. She is the one who told me about the job in the first place. They actually duplicated her position, so we are both working on the same account even. It has been nice having someone there to show me the ropes. Plus, as an added bonus, I really like everyone else I work with, and I like what I’m doing. I am working on the uPlan account, which is essentially UDOT’s planning division. I’m still digging into it all, but right now I am doing a lot of writing and editing. It has been great.
So, while leaving Deseret Book was a shock, and I totally miss all of the people I work with there, I think it’s what needed to happen to move me in the direction of this job. Moreover, after spending two months unemployed (the first month was great, the second month seemed to get a little bit longer), and with the economy in the state it’s in right now, I am so grateful to just to have a job, let alone one that I really like. I knew through the whole process that it would all work out in the end, and it feels really great to know what that means.