Now that I’ve been working from home for more than a year, there are times when I look back at my life as an office worker. The worst part for me really is the daily drive to work, the city’s traffic combined with car maintenance issues was more than enough to make me dread work.
My previous work as a manager was quite fun, my favorite part of it is coaching and dealing with my people. It could have been better if we had automated reporting like InetSoft’s reporting product. Still I will trade all of it again for the chance to work at home, beside my loved ones, there’s simply no contest.
Time out at Eastwood
Earlier I went out to process my clearance from the last company that I worked for. I brought Zyke along just so I won’t get bored and since he also wanted to ride our office elevators again. When we got there I realized too late that today was a special holiday. Offices are closed and the people that will sign my clearance will not come to work.
So instead of accepting that we just wasted fuel and time I took my son for a stroll in Eastwood. We went to the A store and sat at the park right in front of it, with the water fountains. We waited for more than an hour for the A store to open, because we were supposed to buy an iPad cover. The long wait was worth it because my son and I spent quality time together, I taught my son how to imagine shapes of things on clouds and we spent a lot of time doing that. He also had fun running around and playing with other kids at the park. When some shops were open we looked around and saw interesting things like a toy store that sells educational toys that are expensive. We also saw some buick terraza custom floor mats and other furniture for sale at the next shop. What made the day special still was the clouds and that we spent more than an hour doing nothing just sitting at the park.
Entry Level Information Technology Jobs
Most information technology graduates make the mistake in believing that a diploma will guarantee them a high-paying job because IT specialists are much in-demand. On the contrary, most employers will not hire fresh graduates and would prefer someone with some work experience. More often than not, these graduates would need to start from the bottom and slowly work their way up.
Entry level information technology jobs, such as call center agents or IT technicians, are usually on a part-time or contractual basis, and the pay is not so good. However, entry level positions can help you gain the work experience that you would need to build up your resume and portfolio. Take the opportunity to master all the skills in your job as well as learn how to deal with both employers and clients. It is also important to gain the necessary PR skills to impress potential customers.
When better employment opportunities present themselves, seize them in order to get further training and experience. No two companies have the same policies and methods, so they are invaluable to learn from. With time, patience and hard work, you will soon find yourself in that high paying job that you’ve long dreamed of.
Never look at entry level jobs as menial positions. Instead, view them as stepping stones to a brighter future.
Saying Goodbye to a Good Year
Hello, everybody! In a few days 2010 will be over and we’ll be saying hello to 2011. How was your year so far? I hope 2010 has been a good year to you as it has been to us. This has been the most successful year we have had so far. We have been very lucky this year with our family and work. Our online job has been flourished this year. My wife quit her previous job to focus on our online job and it has been the best decision she had made so far. There is really the truth to what they say that you can really make money online. People are turning to the internet more and more for information and knowledge. If they want an opinion on certain things they would look online and read blogs on real people’s experiences using that specific product they’re looking for. So if you have a business and haven’t promoted it online then you’re missing big time. By putting your business on the internet you can attract customers from all parts of the globe and not just people in your area. It would also help a lot if you hire an Advertising Agency to do the promoting for you. They know the ins and outs of online advertising and that way you can concentrate on your business.
We have also gotten a little bit of help with our online business. Although we don’t need advertising at this point we do need a couple of writers. Since we were blessed with a new baby this December my wife had to hire some writers to do the writing for her and it’s the best decision she had made. Now she can relax at home and take care of our two boys and at the same time we have seen our business flourish more than ever.
Busy at Work
I have been doing a lot of work at the office. If before I can look for solo slim reviews online now I have barely enough time to look for the newest trends in slimming. Sometimes I don’t even have the time to chat with my wife at Yahoo or to check my email. One time, she was particularly impatient when I was not answering her questions so she demanded to know what I was doing. I gave her this list: Schedule Attrition L2, Esca Tracker, End Shift Report, Coaching Update, Barging Progress Report, Sanctions Bulletin Board, TS exam Stats. She laughed when she saw how busy I was. Anyway, my wife is really understanding. She knows I would be chatting with her if I have the time but when I have important things to do related with my job then she just have to wait for a bit before I can talk to her.
One thing I don’t like about being on the night shift is the fact that I have difficulty sleeping during the day. That’s why I’m so happy that after months of being on the night shift I have been finally moved to the day shift. Now I am sleeping better and am less tired. My shift starts in the wee hours of the morning but I would take that any day than being awake all night long. Now that I have enough sleep at night I don’t need my sleep aid that much anymore. I also have time to pursue the things I love doing like making music on the side. I really love being on the day shift and I wish I’ll never have to work during the night again.