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Thursday Thirteen: Differences

Hello my darlings! Since I started my new job, I figured it’d be an awesome way to let you know how I’m doing here if I just did my TT on the 13 Differences between this job and my old.

Without further ado:

1) Dress: Since this is a trade association, the dress here is business/business casual so no jeans EVER! Not even on Fridays…oh my poor hoodies…*sniff* I don’t have to wear a full on suit unless I have to attend a meeting or we have important people coming in that I’ll be interacting with so I can at least wear my purdy sweaters with my black pants or skirts.
2) Demographics: I just came from spending 2 years in an office of 10 people where the average age was above 40 and there was only one other woman. Now I’m in an office of 33-34 people and the dynamics and demographics have changed drastically. The 5-6 people that I interact with daily, I get along with. The others who are “junior staff”, I’ll be getting to know more at happy hour today.
3) Space: I have my own “office”…It’s not a full office with a door but it’s not a cubicle either. I LIKE MY OWN LITTLE SPACE! I can even see out the window of my boss’ office…lol
4) Benefits: Ohhhhhhhh the benefits here are awesome. Health,dental, vision and life insurance. On top of tuition reimbursement and metro fare (Well, only a little but better than nothing). They also have great policies on sick leave and vacation time so yay.
5) Salary: Obviously more. The best part is that I get overtime anytime I come in to set up a meeting or stay late.
6) Kitchen: I DON’T HAVE TO MAKE THE COFFEE!! HA! That is because the coffee makes itself…and there’s an awesome little coffee/hot chocolate machine right by my “office”…yummy…Which means…NO MORE STARBUCKS!
7) Computer: Yeah, so at my old job, my computer would take FOREVER to do ANYTHING. Here…one click and bam. Heh.
8) Programs: They use Office 2007 here…so I have to learn my way around all o’ that.
9) Outsourcing: At my old job, we outsourced basically everything. Here, every department I could need is in the office. From IT to accounting to website management, if I need help with anything, I can just pick up the phone and dial their extension.
10) Speaking of which, I don’t have to answer the phone anymore, ‘cept when I cover the receptionist’s breaks but there are 6 people in rotation for that so I don’t have to do it all the time. YAY!
11) Noise level…Yeah, there are a LOT of distractions here but it’s all good. We know I’m good at tuning things out.
12) This is a trade association dealing with energy, petrol and refining…and legislation. I’m in the government relations and communications departments so lots of interaction with the Hill, etc. Biiiiiiiiig leap from my old job.
13) Best part: I leave an hour earlier & still get paid more than my old job.

That’s about it…well, for the first 4 days anyway 🙂

FYI: I am now without a laptop at home and I obviously can’t visit a lot of blogs during the day. So my fellow TT buddies, please don’t be offended if I can’t make it to your blog…I will do my best to stop by this weekend when I’m at my cousin’s house if I can’t stop by today or tomorrow.

Remember: If you need to reach me during the day, you can always email me: jordanq@thepqnation.com (Unless you have my gmail)

Much love,

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  • Nina November 20, 2008, 8:57 am

    Sounds like a pretty good job…. I always hate making that change to something new. Good luck!!!

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  • Brenda ND November 20, 2008, 9:33 am

    Wow, happy new job. I like the fast computer. I’m glad things are working out for you. Happy TT!

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  • Jaime November 20, 2008, 9:38 am

    I love that you love your new job. I love it so much. It’s awesome to hear how excited you are!!!


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  • Cassie November 20, 2008, 11:33 am

    Sounds pretty cool!!

  • One Time November 20, 2008, 12:09 pm

    It sounds like you’re in a very fun-filled environment!

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  • Squish November 20, 2008, 12:22 pm

    I’m jealous of your office. I hate my cubicle lol. It’s entirely too easy for people to interrupt me here…

    I loooooove Office 2007 tho.

  • LivingWicked November 20, 2008, 12:35 pm

    I am jealous of your office too. But you deserve it.

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  • tinyshrimp November 20, 2008, 2:27 pm

    Is soooooo glad that things are working out for you *HUGE HUGS*

  • Nicholas November 20, 2008, 4:47 pm

    You’re going up in the world. Well done!

  • pecosa November 20, 2008, 5:31 pm

    Hello darlin’! I’m glad you have your own lil’ space with no interruptions. And that you get to interact with more people. That’s always a plus.

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