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Monday, November 14, 2011

I'm Thankful For...My Job

Today I'm thankful for my job.  In this economy, I'm thankful to just have a job in general, but to have a job that I actually enjoy is awesome!  This month I celebrated my 12th anniversary with my company, Aon Hewitt.  Other than jobs when I was a teenager, this is really my first and only real job.  I am so fortunate to have fallen into this job and had many opportunities for growth and advancement since I've been here.

My best friend/roommate and I started working at my company on the same day, November 1st, 1999.  We started working in different areas, but she eventually transferred to my office.  We had so much fun working together and we would ride the train to the office every day together.

Eight years ago I was given the opportunity to start working from home and I've been doing that ever since.  There are a few downsides to working at home, but for the most part I love it!  I save a ton of time and money not having to commute in traffic and pay for gas or parking.  Sometimes I do miss being in an office with other people, but I really get more done at home than I do when I am in the office.

A couple years ago several of my coworkers lost their jobs due to the economy.  I was so thankful that I was able to keep my job.  Whenever I'm having a bad day, I just try to be thankful to even have a job in at all.

So on this Monday when things are really crazy and I've got tons of work today, I am thankful for my job!

Jaymi and I when we first started working together

4 comments:

  1. I too, am thankful to have my job - even though there are some days when I'm so overwhelmed I could cry! lol...Love that picture of you and your friend! So pretty :-)

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  2. Oh my gosh, I didn't even recognize you with that light hair! I like it. :)

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  3. You look fantastic! Love your blog & all your pictures :)

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  4. Having a job is a great thing to be thankful for. I'm with Ronnie...I was wondering who that was with the light hair.

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