It’s official. I am (finally) heading back to work after the Labour Day weekend! I have always been drawn to the place I will be working at. I have taken courses and have my specialized kinesiology appointments there.
In the Spring, I heard that their Office Manager was moving away to the coast for their partners work. This was around the time I had gotten my date for surgery and because of that, I figured it was not a job meant for me and was disappointed that I could not apply.
A few months passed and I assumed they were no longer moving because they were still working in the office. I recently found out that they are still moving and that the person they were to hire for the position was no longer available. I was instantly excited at the thought of applying!
After talking to my partner and thinking about it for a few days, I officially submitted my resume. We both felt it was a great opportunity for me to get my foot into the Health and Wellness industry and I had high hopes there would be other opportunities involved in being employed there. The job as it currently stands is mostly being an office administrator who books appointments, answers the phones and maintains the office.
I had coffee with the owner and we talked for over an hour about the job as it currently stands, what they would like to offload of their own duties onto me and my easing into being a practitioner there as well as a few other potential opportunities. During my 12 year tenure as a web developer in a corporate environment, I had always wanted to put more of my business skills to use then was allowed in any job role I had. There are plenty of opportunities within this job for me to put those business skills to use. Those opportunities make me overwhelmed with joy and so very thankful that this job has materialized. I am beyond excited about this job opportunity!
When I was on LTD from my last job, there was a lot that kept coming up about environment which at first did not make much sense to me (but now does). During my interview, we talked about the fact that I did not want to work in an office again. But we both acknowledged that there is a huge difference between working in a Health and Wellness Centre and working for a corporation. As much as I loved some of my past jobs, the projects I worked on and the people I worked with, I think the ultimate demise in my career as a web developer, was always the environment I worked in. Working in a corporate environment and the expectations that management had went completely against my own ethics and morale’s and why I eventually decided not to go back to work as a web developer for another corporation. I will always work on websites but I do not want to work on anything that has corporate expectations again.
When I got home, I was of course more then coy in telling my partner that I had gotten the job and started after the Labour Day weekend. We then went to celebrate by having lunch at the new Sammy J’s at Lake Okanagan Shopping Centre in West Kelowna which is just up the road from us. I was absolutely famished when we got there and of course, didn’t think to take pics of our food before scarfing it down. I did thankfully remember when our New York Cheesecake came:
I will only be working 2.5 days a week at this point which is perfect. I did not want to be working 40 hours a week and it is a bit of a commute to get to the office. This will allow me time to finish up the rest of my Summer 2012 Goals, catch up on reading, studying and allow me to continue blogging, taking photographs and get back into exercising to lose weight. I will also still be a part-time stay at home Dad as our son starts Kindergarten this year with “full days” from 8:30 until 2:30pm.
Now to find a new wardrobe for working!