(preview) new job
Yeah, I got a new job and I have a lot on my mind about my old job…but I’m going to wait until I’m officially out of my old position before posting my thoughts. Call me paranoid, but I just don’t want to risk being fired for insubordination because of something I post here (how’s that for a teaser).
So here’s the first few paragraphs of a much longer entry, the rest of which will be posted in two weeks.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers them from them all;
Well, I don’t know if I would go so far as to call myself righteous, but I certainly feel as one who has been delivered.
So some of you know this already, but I recently got a new job! I gave my two weeks notice at my current job on Monday and I wouldn’t call it was bittersweet because it was all sweet. Though now that I think about it, my supervisor looked kind of bitter after I told him I was leaving…
Anyway, I’m not exactly sure what my new job will entail but based on the interview with and tour of the company I had last week, it will be nothing like my old job. They told me some aspects of the job can get tedious and boring. I told them I’ve been stacking boxes for over a year now – nothing they can throw at me can come close to matching the monotony that was my old job. I’ll be working for a tech company that has some really impressive voice recognition products that end up being used in in-car GPS navigation units and smart phones and probably lots of other places that I don’t know about yet. Honestly, I still can’t believe they offered me a position. Almost everyone there has a degree either in programming or electrical engineering. I have a degree in English Literature.
I have to give credit where credit is due and so big ups to George (who asked me to send him a copy of my resume) and Aaron (who got my resume from George and ran it by his boss…and I know he vouched for me so double thanks there). A few months ago, I wrote about how I was a part of a huge church renovation project. Most of the work I did there was with the church’s new audio system and a lot of that work was done alongside George and Aaron. It was a lot of sweaty, dirty, sometimes intricate work but it paid off – the new sound system is bangin’ and I can’t help but think that seeing my work ethic firsthand made Aaron’s pitch for my position to his boss that much more effective. Who says volunteering doesn’t pay?