If you've read my previous post, you probably already know by now that it's already my 5th year of being away from home since college graduation. Which means I also turned 5 as a careerwoman! I have to say that staying for 5 straight years in a job is quite an achievement.
So what do I get? A tap on the back, a congratulatory email, and an Esprit wrist watch that I will give to my husband but I have to stay for 2 more months so I can get it! Not that I'm leaving my job so soon though. Please don't get me wrong. I hope I didn't sound sarcastic right there. LOL.
I facilitate classroom training and teach products and processes to our employees with the ultimate goal of meeting our clients' needs. It also involves standing in front of at most 25 people for almost 8 hours a day.
To be fair, I get a relatively good amount of rest too and long vacations (if you consider 1-2 weeks long). And it's also a great feeling when my trainees say I've changed their outlook in life and they've learned a lot from me and then give me cupcakes, bags, letters, baby crib, and so much more at the end of the class - just like a kindergarten teacher.
The last part is just the icing on the cake of course. :) If not handling classes, I either act as a quality analyst, a supervisor, a mentor, a floorwalker, and others as stated on my job description. Adding to that is my drastic and sometimes abrupt schedule change - I mostly work at night. So there I'm not sure if that's interesting enough!
Now I'm not saying these things all have to be bad or good. Sometimes we just have to be downright honest so that we would appreciate our job more.. or not. You judge and let's see.
I love my job. But I love my family more. :) How about you? What have you learned from your previous or current job?