Good Morning! Happy Monday! I hope all of you had a great weekend! What did you do this weekend? Anything fun? When we left off yesterday, Mike and I finally decided to leave the house in the afternoon to go to the supermarket. It seemed like any kind of deal that I tried to do with coupons completely failed. I’m not even sure why. I definitely could have saved us at least $5 more dollars but my deals didn’t work right. I think I need to be retrained on my couponing skills from Melissa. This isn’t working.
When we got home we relaxed for a little while and then Mike’s parents and Ryan (Mike’s brother) came over for dinner. I wasn’t really in the mood for cooking so we decided to order in Chinese food.
I started off my meal with a cup of Wonton Soup.
For my meal, I ordered Chicken with Broccoli and steamed white rice.
I honestly can’t even remember when the last time I had Chinese food was. It’s definitely been a while. I really like the place by our house. I am always happy with the food from there. Plus, they give massive portions so I definitely have my lunch for work tomorrow. I’m happy about that since I always have the hardest time trying to figure out what to bring. Do you usually bring the same thing for lunch everyday or do you switch it up a bit? Do you buy your lunch or bring it? I always bring my lunch. It’s very rare that I buy lunch at work.
You may be wondering what my blog post title means for today. Well 5 years ago today, I started working at my job. It wasn’t easy getting a job fresh out of college especially in the television industry which I was very passionate about working in. I graduated college in May of 2006. It took me 6 months to find a job after graduating. It was a very long process. I applied to a ton of different places and went in for interviews here and there. The thing that put me back was that after I graduated I still was short a math class. Lucky me, especially since math is my worst subject. So I walked in graduation but I still had to complete a math class. The college I graduated from wouldn’t count the math class that I took at my previous college. It was ridiculous.
Was I really going to need math working in television? I think not! I had to do it though. So that took up part of my summer but I was still actively looking for a job. I finally came across my current job. The interview was one of the longest interviews I ever had in my life. I had to take a test on the computer, take a written test and I was interviewed by Human Resources and then someone in the specific department for the job that I was interviewing for. It was a very grueling process especially for someone straight out of college. I was told on the spot that I was hired and was going to be in the next training class.
Little did I know that in that training class is where I would meet one of my really good friends and now bridesmaid, Tarra. We started at our job on the same exact day back in 2006. I actually became really good friends with another girl in our training class but she only lasted at our job for about 6 months before she decided to go back to school. I have met some of the most amazing people at my job and for that I am so thankful.
One of my really good friends, Jane, has since retired. She retired last year and I think that was one of the hardest things to deal with at work. She was like a motherly figure to me at work. We would talk all the time about anything and everything. She is such a wonderful person. She has a really good heart. We still talk and I am actually friends with her daughter who also works at my job. It’s great to still be in touch with such a wonderful woman. :)
I have another friend, Bob, who is also one of my best friends at work. He is such a great person too and I am truly blessed to have met him. We both share a strong love for Broadway and musicals. He also enjoys trying new restaurants and taking pictures of food!
I may not want to stay at my current job forever. It may not be the field that I really want to work in but I am blessed for my co-workers and my boss. They truly make my day more tolerable. For privacy reasons like I have mentioned before, I am not going to discuss where I work or anything of that nature. I am celebrating today that I have spent 5 years at my current workplace. Do you like your job or would you like to do something different?
I am looking forward to next Friday. Management is taking people at my work out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate service anniversaries. It’s going to be a 2 hour lunch and I was told we can order anything we want off the menu. I’m happy that Tarra is going to be there with me so I won’t feel as uncomfortable. I think it’s a nice gesture. So I’m looking forward to experiencing that.
Alright, well I should get going now. Have a great Monday! :)