Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Life Update: I have a job

Yes, you read that right. I am now employed. Finally after almost 7 months of being on the job hunt full time, I have an actual job. I've dreamed about writing this post countless times since I started this blog, but now that it's finally here I honestly don't know how I feel about it.

During my whole job search I just kept telling people, and myself, that I didn't have a job yet because the one God wanted me to have hadn't crossed my path yet. And y'all that is absolutely 100% what happened. This job is a brand new position, as in it didn't exist a month ago. I am the first one hired for it at this casino, ever. Honestly it probably is a good thing that I wasn't offered this position 3 months ago because I don't know if I would have taken it then. It's funny how things all work out because I really do feel like it was God's plan for me to have this position. I applied kinda on a whim, not really knowing what the position entailed, and was offered the job right in my interview so I didn't have time to over think my decision to accept. 

I'll be working full time with the marketing department of a local casino. While I won't be raking in the big bucks, my above minimum wage salary will be more than enough to cover my meager expenses while I live at home. This is a far cry from my dream job, but I'm very grateful for the opportunity. And that's how I'm looking at the whole thing, as an opportunity. It seems to have a strong possibility for relatively quick advancement, which is pretty much unheard of for an entry level job. Plus I'm only 22, this is certainly the time in my life where I can try new things that I never really thought would interest me. It's not exactly the most responsible decision to suddenly change career fields with no direction when you're 35 with a family. Right now my family is mom and dad, who thankfully are there if I stumble along my journey of life. 

Since this is a brand new position I don't really 100% know what I'll be doing, but I'll be sure to update y'all once I've gotten a better idea of my duties. Today I have to go to the state gaming office to finish my paperwork for my gaming license, and then I start work on Thursday morning.  

I'm excited and nervous and a whole bundle of other emotions I don't have any idea how to express. So say a prayer for this new working girl if you get a chance this week. 


Glossy Blonde

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Most people I know had to start somewhere. Me, I started as a Manpower temp lab bench chemist making way less than I expected to with an engineering degree. After a few years and veering off into a totally different industry, I did pretty good for myself. With hard work and patience, you will end up with the job of your dreams. It's out there.

    Tracy

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  2. Congratulations on your new job. The good thing about it being a brand new position is that you never know what it could grow into OR lead you into it. And working at a casino is pretty damn cool. Best of luck to you girl!

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  3. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay yay yayyyyyy

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