Thursday, October 29, 2009

Employment Update

Well, I have a lot to catch up on as far as my employment status goes because I realize that I didn't make a blog post when I started my new job. And pretty soon, I'm going to be starting my NEW-new job. Is your head spinning? Yea, mine too...it's been a whirlwind these past few weeks.

I'll try to make a long story short....I was hired as a Career Services Representative for Sanford-Brown Institute in September, which is another school owned by Career Education Corporation (who also owned PCI, my previous employer) The President of Sanford-Brown used to work at PCI, heard I was laid off, called me to see if I wanted their position.

I was torn....it wasn't exactly what I had been hoping for (as I mentioned in a previous post, I was really hoping to take this time to do something different for myself & get to where I wanted to be, preferably within a traditional college) but at the same time, there were perks to this position, including keeping my seniority within the company (which equaled extra vacation time) and a very short commute (less than 10 minutes from our house) and I had been unemployed for over 2 months with no bites on my resume at all from anywhere else, so I took the position.

Literally, the NEXT day (because isn't that just always how things work out??) Pitt called me in for an interview for a position I had applied to back in August (a Career Counselor for one of their grad schools) I explained my current situation, that I had just accepted another position, and asked if I could think about it for a day & call her back. As soon as I hung up the phone, I knew that I had to take that interview, I would kick myself forever if I at least didn't go and find out more about it. What did I have to lose? I wasn't scheduled to start the new position for another week and a half.

I went in for the first interview....then I got called back for the 2nd interview. Some time went by and I didn't hear anything else from them (I was working at Sanford Brown by this point) and finally they called back....there was a delay in the hiring process because the Assistant Director of Career Services had recently turned in her resignation due to her fiance being relocated. And now they wanted me to come in for a 3rd time to discuss the possibility of taking on that role.

Sooooo.....I was offered that position and I knew what I had to do. I felt horrible that I was about to leave a company I had just recently started with, but at the same time, I couldn't let this opportunity pass me by. I had to do it for myself; I was with PCI for over 6 years and basically did the same thing that entire time because I was comfortable and had no reason to leave. I couldn't get stuck somewhere like that again.

I was so nervous to tell my supervisor, but she was incredibly understanding and assured me that I had made the right decision. There was no room to grow in the position I was currently in, or even within Sanford-Brown and I would regret it forever if I didn't take the job at Pitt.

All of that being said, I am very excited. I think this is a good move for me and I'm thrilled to be back on a college campus and it's even better that it's going to be at my alma mater. And even though I do feel badly about leaving my current job after such a short amount of time, I don't regret taking that position at Sanford-Brown. Because now, I can go into this job with no reservations, no what-if's weighing on my mind....and I'm confident that I made the right decision for myself and our family.

4 comments:

Life with Pog said...

Hey Emmy... that's great news! Congratulations! And Pitt has such awesome benefits too. The retirement alone kept me there a while. :) Which department will be you be in? (if it's OK to ask)

Caron said...

Again so excited for you. :) I could always tell how much you loved Pitt. And what better than to work there. :) Everything happens for a reason girl!

Beth, Dave and Cori said...

Good luck! That is super exciting!!

Cheri said...

How great for you! Congratulations! :)

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