Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I quit my job today

Ok, I actually quit my job yesterday, but same difference. Here's the story:


While I was in college a few years back, I had a job that I L.O.V.E.D. I was the assistant to the merchandise buyer at a local college merchandise establishment. I can't stress how great this job was - only problem? Well, it paid a college salary and that didn't support the "grown-up" bills I had after college (Read: rent, insurance, etc etc) so I took a job with another company in town. I needed more money - what was a girl to do? So I stuck with this job for a year and half. I switched positions in the company - from accounting to sales. I didn't like either one, but I was miserable in sales. I loved getting to have lunch with friends, and shop or run errands if/when I needed to, but I hated my actual job. I was stressed out all the time.

I had decided a few months back that I would give it until December and then start really looking for something else. Until then I just prayed that the Lord would either change my heart about it, or give me patience.

One day last week I went to the place where I worked in college to talk to them about buying something from me. While there the manager was telling me how she was in desperate need of a new manager to help her out. Her parents own the store, and also own 3 other stores throughout Tennessee and Arkansas, so while she is managing the store here in town, she is also responsible for the other 3 stores. She asked me (jokingly) if I wanted to come back to work with her and without a second thought I said "YES!"

After going home, doing some major praying, consulting with Ben and my parents I decided that this was the Lord's way of relieving me of my stress and job that I hated. I had to take a caliber test to see if I had the skills to be a manager, and it turns out I do! (It also said that I would probably hate sales. Duh!)

Yesterday after signing some paper work at the new job, I went and quit my current job. It was very difficult, but great at the same time.


Goodbye suits and heels - helloooooooo blue jeans!

15 comments:

The Pink Owl said...

Congrats on a new job! YAY!

Weeksie50 said...

Whoo Hoo! Congrats on the new job. I can't wait to hear all about it.. What will you be doing? Will you have people under you? A new job is always exciting.. especially one that you love.. I hope that you were able to quit with much hassle...

The Pink Potpourri said...

congrats on your new job! that's so exciting!! its always great when you get to wake up each day and go to a job you love :)

Megan said...

Congratulations!!!

My home - My life said...

Oh that is so awesomr! Congrats - God is good isn't he???

the undomesticated wife said...

You are incredibly brave...how very exciting!! See, there's a reason you switched from accounting to sales. If you hadn't, you wouldn't have walked into that lady's shop and talked to her and gotten the offer! Blessings!

Rae said...

Oh my gracious! Wow!! Good for you! Good luck with the new job! Blue jeans sound FABULOUS! :)

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

That is fantastic!! It makes life miserable to be in a job you hate. I was in that for over a year and husby says I was a completely different person once I got out of that place. I didn't realize it at the time, but it really brought me DOWN. Now that I look back at it, whew - I don't know how I lasted as long as I did. I am so happy you found a job you love!!!!

Insane Mama said...

Blue Jeans are totally the way to go. Congratulations

lsadler said...

Congrats!!!! That's awesome

Jenna said...

Congratulations!!! Sounds awesome!

Hollie said...

hey there, i just found your blog through megan's and it seems we share quite a few of the same bloggin' buds!

congrats on your new job!

E.B. in Tennessee said...

Good for you! Life is too short to work in a job that you don't enjoy. I'm excited for you!

yeahexceptfornot said...

Wow! congrats on quitting and congrats on the new job! That is very exciting!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! I am so glad you are going to be in a new job that you love!