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Tooting my horn for a moment

For the most part I do not like to toot my own horn.  I do not want to come across as proud or arrogant.  On the other hand I am happy about this event, so I am going to share it with you.

During my annual review at work, I was surprised when my supervisor rewarded me for a job well done.  I was given a promotion and a nice raise in pay.  I was pleasantly surprised.  For the last 5.5 years I have been categorized as a Technician, on an associate level. Now I am officially an I.T. Manager, with a professional band rating.  That means I no longer punch a time clock and I am now on salary.  Of course, that means that they can work me 60 to 80 hours per week with no over time pay.  I do not see that happening though.

Having said all of that, my job and what I do to put food on the table, does not define who I am.  It only defines a part of who I am.  I am very thankful to have full time employment that provides my family with income to put food on the table and pay bills.  I am very fortunate to have health care benefits for my family as well.  I try to remember to thank God for this part of my life as often as possible.  I know that there are other folks out there that struggle to survive because they are either under employed or unemployed.

One of the things that I am thankful for at work is the team spirit that we all strive to have while we are working.  We support one another and we help one another where help is needed.  There is something to be said for that in the I.T. industry where most folks are afraid to share their knowledge or information for fear of no longer being needed.

I like my job because I like providing technology support and solutions for my fellow associates.  I love being able to solve problems so that others can provide work class customer support to our customers.

D0 you love your job reader?  What do you love about it the most?  What challenges you ?

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  1. Hey man, that is fantastic!! You deserve it. While yes, a salaried position does mean they can work you like a dog, it also means a lot of peace of mind. And the title change is really excellent. That means a lot. Soak up your time in the sun my friend.

  2. Thanks Michael! I am pretty stoked about it for sure.

  3. Cheryl Smithem says:

    Congratulations James! I know that you earned it and are so glad to have it!

  4. Thanks Cheryl