So, I failed to post on my own topic. But after reading Katie's post (yay! job!), I thought I'd talk about my own new job. I just started on Monday, and at first I was a little unsure about it. I'd been trying to get into Clemson since I graduated, and right after accepting the new job, Clemson had given me a call to interview for a part time, grant money sensitive position.
I decided not to interview for Clemson, mostly because I was really excited about working with Peggy, my supervisor, and from whom I'll be taking over certain responsibilities. The position is also full time as a contractor with the possibility of being hired by the company, and I really wanted some stability vs what Clemson was offering.
I didn't realize until I started working there, but the company is global. It's HUGE, and that's a little overwhelming. The drive is also an hour through heavily populated traffic, and that's not fun at all. But I'm really liking working in a communications department and putting my degree to work.
James and I will be moving in June, which will cut the drive in half. I'll still have to deal with heavily populated traffic, just not as much of it. The work schedule at the office is also flexible, and I'm getting into the office at 7:30 most days just to beat the really bad traffic. So once I get more situated in job responsibilities, I'll be seeing if I can move my hours to 7:30 to 4 with a half hour lunch. I'll also have the option to work from home twice a week.
So, I'm expecting to get cozy here. And I'm excited to see what the future weeks bring.