Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Working for a Living
It's official, I have a new job. That's right, I am 2 days into my new job and have nothing but good things to say. I work for a company I have always loved and believed in. A company with a mission and people who believe in it.
What a change of pace!
I was hired for what I could give to the company and how my talents would better the team, not because of my last name or who I know. In fact, my parent neither own the place nor work there. We're there because we believe in the cause, not because we're given a a salary to waltz in and bark orders others. A nepotism free workplace? What a novel idea!
The non-profit world is a different place. It won't always been sunshine and rainbows. We won't always see eye to eye or get a long. I'll never make six-figures or bring home a year end bonus. But when I think about what we are accomplishing, the amazing and hardworking volunteers, and the generosity of others, I'm ok with these things.
Don't get me wrong, I love both the PR/marketing world and outdoor industry. I would be thrilled to work in either again. But for now I am relishing in my new job with a mission, other than filling the man's pockets, and enjoying the mystique of being the new girl.