Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Month, New Job

I have a confession to make, my dear readers, I have been keeping something from you. I didn't want to jinx it, and I also didn't want to make a big deal of it during the final two weeks at my last job. Plus, there was the end of 24 which hit me in a big way. So, it wasn't anything DELIBERATE per se, but a combination of a desire for discretion and being overwhelmed with other things.

Here's the story:
While I was working at SD, I kept up my job search. I mean I was happy to have a job again, end user support isn't my ideal job, and my paycheck wasn't covering what I needed to cover. I applied to a bunch of places, registered with a couple of headhunting/staffing firms, waited, and then started again.

Time passed, I got better at end user support. I made some friends (which I intend to KEEP, by the way) and things got more bearable. Then about 2 and a half weeks ago, I got a call from one of the staffing firms talking about an opportunity with a small company called Pinpoint Global. I got the call on a Thursday. The interview was set for the next Monday morning. By that afternoon, I had the job and I gave my two weeks notice.

I didn't make a big deal about my leaving SD. I told people that needed to know, and a couple of other people. Then it was all about surviving the next two weeks. Man, that was torture. It's different working at job you don't like when you can't get out, but knowing you're going to leave, and still having to work there is an excruciating experience. Try it sometime if you don't believe me. I wouldn't have made it if it weren't for the friends I made there. To all of you, and you all know who you are: From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

And that concludes the sappiness section of this post. Here are the pertinent details:

Company name : Pinpoint Global
Job Title: Customer Helpdesk
Job Type: Contract-To-Perm
Length of Contract: 3 months
Hours: First shift (9-5ish)
Pay: $20/hr

First impressions of PPG are positive. I like the space, the people are friendly, and I like the work laptop they set me up with! And for the first time in awhile, I feel good. It won't last (never does) but I'm enjoying it while it's here. It's the start of a new month. I have a new job. Things are good.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds awesome. I love new beginnings! And, yes, I think we've all had the experience of working at a job even though we've already given in our walking papers.

    I don't know, I had a different reaction. After I gave in my 3 weeks notice at my last job, I worked even harder and felt a little sad that things had progressed to the point that I had to leave. All of a sudden I was being treated with kid gloves, too, and it almost fooled me into thinking maybe it wasn't too bad. Plus, unlike you I didn't have another job lined up. That's how bad I wanted to leave there.

    But in the end, obviously, everything all worked out.

    Congrats for you. I hope this will allow you to do the things you want to do.