Jan 29, 2009

Doing something crazy... like the exact same thing.

StoresOnline recently moved their available shift time from any time between 7 am and 6 pm to 10 am-7 pm only. Having evening classes as well as a desire to see my wife occasionally BEFORE the sun sets, I knew I again needed another job.

This inconvenience was compounded by the fact that I wasn't able to work more than 5 hours a day, so instead of working 10-5, which would be less time, but I could keep the job I liked and still go to school, I worked from 10-3.

So, I went looking for jobs, couldn't find anything, and watched our savings begin to go away as my 40 hour paycheck made way for the slimmer 25 hour paycheck. After about 2 weeks of this arrangement, (last Friday) I interviewed for a Tech Support Position at Heritage Web Solutions, a company very similar to StoresOnline, they sell websites and website design to small business owners.

The crazy thing is that they hired me on the spot. The even crazier thing is that I said yes.

I really liked StoresOnline, and felt it was my duty to go quit in person, instead of just calling in saying "tough cookies" or something equally impersonal and lame slang-like. So I told the bosses at StoresOnline somewhere hired me to start on Monday, that I wished I could stay but it just didn't work for my schedule. They understood, after all, a lot of people had been quitting, and I got ready to start my new job.

I've been at Heritage over one week now, today is my first official day on the phones by myself, and I really enjoy it. There are many things here I wish StoresOnline did, but then there are many things StoresOnline had that I wish Heritage has, but it has been mostly a pretty smooth transition, I've gone from Tech Support at a website building company to Tech Support at a Website building company. I hope I can manage.

So far I really like it, I like a lot of the people I work with (I've run into 2 old supervisors from past jobs, and the wife of an old boss already) and am looking forward to a new job full of promise, an honest 40 hours of work, and doing the same thing just for a different company.


Laurie said...

Sounds great Austin! I was wondering where you had gone. You disappeared for a while there. Hope you enjoy your new job. There is nothing worse than watching your savings dwindle away, so I'm glad you solved that problem.

Kris said...

Good luck with the new job! You'll do awesome.

Heather said...

Oh man, it is hard trying to juggle work and college, and a new baby. Been there, done that. And Austin, totally worth it in the long run!