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June 30, 2014

A few months ago, I sent in an application for a job for an IT position. I didn’t hear back from them until last Thursday and went in for an interview the morning after. Safe to say, the interview went well and I got the job! Without going into too much detail, the company does custom manufacturing/services for various projects/facilities/events such as one of the effects in one of Disney California Adventure’s attraction. The company was looking for a permanent full-time worker but was willing to take me in as a temporary full-time worker to give me some experience, which I am really thankful for.

Today was my first day on the job and got a sample of the many things I will be doing. Initially, I was supposed to be the IT Assistant; but it turns out that the only/main IT is leaving the company next week so I’m inheriting his position. In addition, the company is having me work on various projects as well as helping the accounting department with inventory next month. It sounds like a lot of work but it works in my favor because of the exposure I will be getting. The only thing I’m worrying about is being burned out but I’ll do my best in avoiding that route while doing what I have to do.

The drive is 23 miles each way so 46 miles in total. I’m not used to driving in traffic so I guess it’s time to learn how to deal with it..

Oh! Last week after the interview, I went to Monrovia for a salmon and tuna sushi bowl! Good stuff, yes yes.


12 Responses

  1. Tiff ☆ June 30, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Congrats on the new job! Traffic is gonna suxxxxxxx a lot. Two pieces of advice for you:

    1. Make a playlist full of music you love to sing to & force yourself to sing so you don’t fall asleep behind the wheel waiting on the freeway

    2. Download eBooks for books you wish you had time to read, but just…well, you just don’t because you’re busy, put them on your iPod, & play them in the car. You’d be surprised how quickly you’ll have finished a book thanks to sitting in traffic. THANKS LA TRAFFIC, I FINISHED 4 BOOKS BECAUSE OF YOU.

    Obviously you can’t do any of these things if you don’t have a plug to play your mp3 player or iPod or zune or whatever, but if you do, do it. Otherwise, make yourself some CDs or listen to NPR & learn about the world around you while you’re sitting in one place for an hour haha.

  2. Tara ☆ July 1, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Congrats on the new job! I’m so happy for you! ^^ I think it’s great that you’re inheriting the previous person’s position. You will do good!

    And better you drive than I! I have a licence, but I admit to being a HORRIBLE driver, so I’ve not returned to the wheel since I got my licence. Er, oops? I guess I should practice, but I am really not suited for it.

    Anyway, good luck! <3 You'll do great!

  3. Georgie ☆ July 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Congratulations on the job Nancy! 😀 I am really happy for you. You got a job you applied for and that is in a field you are already familiar with. I am sure you’ll pick things up in no time. 🙂 It’s also very nice of them to take you on full-time; maybe it also suggests they really need someone. So keep impressing them, haha.

    It sounds like a pretty far drive, but I am sure you will get used to it. And it’s worth it. I live an hour from my workplace which is a bit of a bother, but I live in suburbia anyway. Everything is pretty far.

    The sushi bowl looks so good, especially the salmon! Nom nom.

  4. Amanda ☆ July 1, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Congrats on the job! That’s such a great opportunity and it’s amazing that you were able to get basically what seems like a promotion just as you started ^-^ I wish you the best of luck in this job and I’d say just take it a day at a time. Work can be relaxing too 🙂 hopefully, if you are able to, leave the stress of work, at work. That way you won’t come home worrying about work.

    P.S. the bowl looks delicious! Anything with salmon is what I’d consider delicious, heh.

  5. Kayla ☆ July 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Oh wow, congratulations! Sounds like an incredible opportunity, I’m sure you’ll be wonderful.

  6. Christine ☆ July 2, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Congratulations on the new job! It sounds like a really great opportunity despite the large amounts of work and the traffic. I’m sure you’re going to do just great! Best of luck to you!

  7. Michelle ☆ July 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Congrats on your new job! Not many jobs do that but it’s great that you’ll get experience for awhile. Experience goes a long way.

    Food looks delicious btw. <3

  8. Raisa ☆ July 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Congrats on the new job! Sounds pretty exciting. I’m sure you’ll do really well. 😀 That commute sounds trying though. It’ll take some getting used to. I like to blast the radio when I’m stuck in traffic. XD

  9. Czarina Mae ☆ July 3, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Glad to hear that the interview went well (I hate interviews) and congrats on the new job!! Haha. It really does sound like a lot of work but like you said, it’s additional experience and exposure for you, so all the best! :))

  10. Kya ☆ July 3, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Congratulations on getting the job! I hope that it works out really well for you. Like you said, hopefully it won’t come to a point where you do get burnt out, but at least you are aware of that and can try and avoid it!

    Ahhh, that food looks so delicious. Mmmm.

  11. Cat ☆ July 3, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Congrats on the new job! It sounds like a lot of responsibility right off the bat! That will give a lot of experience at least 🙂 I hope it goes well!

    Ooh, salmon and tuna sounds like a tasty combo. Yummy food as usual 😀

  12. Jenn~ ☆ July 4, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Congrats on the job is sounds amazing! Good luck on the commute. I only work 2mi away so I’m not use to that either. Luckily 23mi isn’t THAT far but with traffic it might seem like forever, lol.

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