Thursday, January 26, 2012

Writer's Workshop: I Decided...

Before I had my daughter, I worked full-time at a manufacturing company for garden tools and furniture. I loved my job! It was close to home {15 minutes away}, I could wear shorts and a t-shirt, unless we had one of our vendors coming in for a meeting with the big wigs.

I worked in customer service. I helped customers who bought the product from local retailers and I would send out replacements to the customer when the product was faulty or if they need say, a new blade for pruning shears.

In the warehouse, we had a couple golf carts so the workers could get around the warehouse quicker. I would sometime I, along with other co-workers, would drive those golf carts around goofing off when I was on break. So much fun! Good times....

However, with a decent size company as that comes drama, or shall I say.....gossip! I. HATE. GOSSIP!!!




I went home on several occassions all upset. Lame!

So when I found out that I was pregnant {4 months after we got married}, my husband and I were talking about maybe me going part-time. I knew I couldn't just quit work. Living here in California is expensive and there was no way with all our bills, that I could just quit work. So we decided on working part-time and I loved the idea.




After having my daughter and after I got back from maternity leave, I talked with my job and they didn't agree to it. Either I work full-time or I would have to look for a new job. So I did.

Two months later, I got a new job at a CPA firm {45min to an hour in traffic, away from home}! I've been there 10 yrs {this year} now. I love my job because there is none of this....



It's just me and the boss. He actually acts like my dad sometimes, which annoys me but hey...I make good money for being an admin. assistant {location, location, location}! I go home and work is left behind. However, I would like to be a stay at home mom but this is the next best thing. I get to volunteer at my daughter's school and pick her up 2 days out of the week. I love it! What more can I ask for?








3 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

It sounds like a win/win job, Kimmy. It may not be your first choice, but it is a good choice, isn't it?!

Amarie said...

That goes to show that putting family first is always the right decision :). I sometimes wish that I could be a sahm, but then I think "heck, no!" - I get to get out of the house and I get to have my OWN money? - Love it! lol

SUPAHMAMA! said...

Love that you found some balance, even though you couldn't stay home. And thank GOODNESS you were able to leave the gossip behind! Leave THAT in High School!!!