Back in September, I wrote to you about a job I was interviewing for. The job was appealing for a lot of reasons, but there was one hitch…I would be working from a small table in my boss’s office.
You and your readers were very helpful, and I read every word of every response to my letter. Many expressed major reservations about the set up and about the job itself, especially since I mentioned that this is a small, family-owned company. It seems quite a few have been burned in such situations.
In my first update, I let you know that I’d found out there would be a separate space for me eventually, sharing a space with a co-worker. That was okay with me (and a huge relief!) Still, the responses to my first letter had me a little worried about other aspects I hadn’t considered, particularly regarding the family-run business. That was something I had no experience with.
Three months in (I started at the first of October) I can report that so far, everything has gone amazingly well. I am doing a great deal of accounting work, which I’d never done before, but I am enjoying learning this new skill immensely. My bosses, a brother and sister (he owns the company) are really great folks. I am back in the town I grew up in, and am finding new/old connections everywhere. I can get home at lunch every day to check on my disabled husband, since I have a 7-minute commute instead of a one-hour one.
And that working space? This past week, it has been very noisy…because they are actually building me my own 12′ x 16′ office. Framing in was completed Thursday.
Thanks again, everyone! And happy New Year!