Thursday, June 29, 2006

Honeymoon

I understand that I am in the honeymoon phase with my new employer, but I know that I made the right decision for me. I feel that I have learned more in the last 2 days that I learned in many, many months before. I feel that I am a human first, with family obligations, and an employee second. I feel that I am appreciated, respected, and expected to do my job in whatever capacity I am able. I am free to come in when I choose, leave when I choose, work the schedule I choose, to work from home when I choose, to procure the necessary instruments to do my job as I choose, and to just get the work done. I finally feel like I am a true salaried employee, not a instrument to bill hours to make the company money. I feel like I am a team member and contributor. I am asked for my opinions and am actually expected to give them. I have an office environment that is conducive for me to work- an office door that I can close as needed and a window so that I do not feel totally disconnected from the earth. I am so glad I decided to go through this process. I already know that I will be challenged like I have never been challenged before and that more will be expected of me than ever before. I know that I will also be appreciated for those efforts. Wish me luck- this may be the last free time I have in awhile!

5 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Well! That does sound like a job and a half. If I may be so bold as to ask, what are you doing? Broadly speaking.

Sara said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you. And I can't wait to celebrate with you - someday...

:)

TM said...

It's always nice to feel appreciated. Glad you are loving the new job!

Jo said...

By the way, that "TM" above is really me. I have too many names.

Lee said...

Good luck. It sounds as if you have a good job and a good boss; both to be treasured!