19 January 2010

Light at the End of the Tunnel

I received an offer today for the job I mentioned last week and I have accepted! Starting next Monday I will be the Administrative Assistant to the CIO of SOS Staffing headquarters in West Valley City. I am really really excited! Seriously! My job description will be similar to that of my old position without the HR stuff that I didn't necessarily enjoy. I will be going to a lot of meetings, taking notes, creating agendas, and managing the CIO's calendar. I am excited to be able to focus on assisting the needs of one person rather than those of an executive team and various company events.

SOS Staffing headquarters is a very professional environment. Dress is business casual which will be an adjustment from the jeans and flip flops of Doba. I also don't expect to see or have to clean up any remnants of smashed monitors, plasma TVs, or printers, which got very old, very quickly. I am excited to be working in a more professional environment and meeting new people.

The only thing I am not looking forward to is the minimum 45 minute commute each way daily. I mentioned earlier that the Jeep needs some work (4 new tires, wiper blades, inside drivers door handle, back break light, and there is some noise when I turn in the front right tire) so my Mom has been sweet enough to switch cars with me until I can afford to get the repairs done it needs. I am going to put together some new play lists and download a few audio books for my iPod and that should help with the drive. I also need to look into purchasing a carpool lane pass. Does anyone have any information about these? Also, if anyone has any audio books I can borrow and rip to my iPod let me know.

Here's the books I am interested in getting: Three Men in a Boat, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Wicked, and The Glass Castle.

I have looked a few apartments online in the Murray, Kearns, WVC areas if I really end up not liking the commute. There seems to be some good options even with the dog. My lease is up in May and I wouldn't mind getting out of Utah County for a while and if I lived closer up there I could come home at lunch and take care of Tonka which would be great. I am still a few steps away from that bridge, and will cross it if it seems like the right thing to do when it comes up.

In my opinion, the way my employment ended at Doba was very unprofessional, but, I know that I learned all I could from that job and it was time to move on to something else. I am very grateful to have this opportunity in front of me and I plan to take full advantage. I learned a few things while being unemployed too. It was rough and I am glad that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to my readers for sticking with me during such a blah time in my life. Hopefully, I will have lots of new and exciting posts in store for you. I'm very grateful to have had my blog as an outlet for frustrations with my termination, finding a new job, being on unemployment, and general life sucky-ness. Thanks friends and blog stalkers!


John Pender said...

I'm so happy for you. Congrats!

*JandH* said...

I am SO excited for you. BUT Lemme give some advice...DON'T MOVE TO WVC! I'd rather live in Sandy, or Draper, or even Riverton. I lived in Murray (yuck!!) and my husband worked in WVC, A LOT, and he said it's a dump and lot's of crime. SL County is great, I loved living away from Happy Valley. The people are real (so are the Mormons) and it's a great adjustment. But that's just advice. Do what you want with it ;) I just would hate to see something else bad happen to you. You need a GOOD year this year. ;) Congrats again honey!

morgan - sunni said...

hey, i looked in to getting a commuter lane pass and it was $50 a month for the sticker. but i have heard rumors that they are changing the rules. traffic isn't to bad usually i leave at 7:30 and get to work and clocked in by 8:30 to the U. Coming home is a different story. I leave at 5 and don't get home until 6:30. the commuter pass would be sweet. but i totally drive in it without it. i have only gotten 1 ticket, $140 dollars later!!! hahah

AND come look through my audiobooks or get some off my itunes. let me know. listening to books keeps me more awake than the radio because i HAVE to pay attention. haha

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

I live in West Jordan, and we LOVE it. They just built new apartments by us...but we live in BFE. You would probably still have a 20+ minute commute.
Congrats on the job. Can't wait to hear all your new adventures!

The Bensons said...

Congrats! :)

We have some Jeep tires we might be selling for pretty inexpensive. Let me know if you are interested.

I lived in Sandy when I worked in SLC and loved that area. There are a lot nice places to live up there, although I would caution against actually living in West Valley. It's scary.

The Bensons said...

*a lot OF nice places to live up there. Sorry about the typo. ;)

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