I have a new job.
Last month I tendered my resignation at my old job. I wanted to do something else. Something different. I gave it some thought and left on good terms and well-wishes from my former bosses.
Unfortunately, I didn’t give it enough thought in this economic cycle and with the state of Alabama nearing a 10% unemployment rate, there were not many job offerings for a “wannabe” comic looking for “something different”.
Lucky for me, a company opened a new branch office near my home and hired me several weeks ago to start on August 10th. Training consists of 7 weeks of classroom instruction from 4:30 in the afternoon until 1:15AM. As I write this; it is 3 o’clock in the morning and I’m still winding down from work before I go to bed.
So far, I’m trying to stuff all the new information in my head, so that I can pass through each learning module on my way to the “real job”. I have to discuss with Human Resources any restrictions they may have on me blogging about the job or any other Social Media restrictions that are in place, before I will publish the company name. But, I think it will be safe to say that the company is a national call center and I will be working as a customer support representative.
Yep, it’s almost like my old “8-5”–not really the something different I was looking for; but at least I won’t get more behind on bills for the moment and it is some PLACE different.
I’ll keep you informed.
Photo courtesy of Mokra