Hello everyone. Yes, I mean everyone.
I want to take a moment to talk about how proud I am to be a part of my newest team. I want to start with the hiring process. It’s been a long time since I have been around people who are friendly, professional, and family oriented. I spent the past week or so, getting to know the ins and outs of what I will be doing at my new job. While it seems a little tedious, and not a perfect match for my set of skills. I am still honored, excited, and thrilled to be a part of an organization that is so well put together. Especially, one that promises to do it’s best to align our skills to our particular job. Can you feel the smile on my face?
A few articles ago, I wrote about dignity. I think it’s important to NEVER let a person, business, or career take away that dignity. During my orientation, I was delighted to be informed that the company I work for now has demonstrated (in so many ways) how they focus on keeping the dignity of their employees in tact. While watching the (yes corny) videos, I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by feeling that I landed myself in the right place, at the right time. The amount of training I received was overwhelming, and would be a great addition to my resume. The thing is.. I have set the resume aside, and I am no longer applying at other companies. Here’s why.
My orientation was lead by a true leader. I couldn’t help but feel like she had previous experience as a teacher. Yes, she was that good. She had this feeling of pride for this company, that I truly haven’t found elsewhere. I found the things she had to say inspiring. She had good things to say about the leaders, executives, and staff. Things, I was beginning to think just don’t exist anymore. The things she said came from the heart. It wasn’t a pre fabricated speech that I have grown used to at other orientations. I guess being a part of a family owned company is truly a good thing. The one thing I noticed almost immediately, is how much respect everyone has for each other, and how friendly everyone is. I was even acknowledged on the company app. Wow. Yeah, I also got to shake a lot of hands, and meet a lot of new people. People, I truly look forward to getting to know, and working with.
This is going to take some getting used to. This whole (not being a number) thing. All I can say is that I am certain that my attitude about life has already been impacted by surrounding myself by these positive, successful people. I am trying to figure out a way to acknowledge each and everyone back on the company app. I figured, I would start with my blog. After all. The King Craig James brand of music, media, and merchandise… Is the focal point of my heart.
So.. For anyone out there who’s struggling.. Thinking you're stuck at some company that treats you like garbage. Just know, that in a few weeks.. Your whole life can change if you put in the effort. Keep your eyes open, and do your research. Listen to your peers, and their stories. Then hopefully, you will end up where you belong. Just like I did. A perfect fit.