Monday, October 5, 2009

workin girl

first, a little background if your just tuning into this station...

  • Scott and I got married on April 16, 2009...I quit my job and moved up to Ventura, CA on April 30, 2009...i've been jobless ever since...

  • I was lucky enough to get unemployment...in the state of CA if you quit your job and move because of your spouses job you are eligible for unemployment services...seeing that Scott's job with the United States Navy trumps any job I will have, needless to say I qualified...

  • I spent a few months doing a little of this, a little of that...looked at thousands of job that i was either overqualified for and was not going to take the sorry salary for, under qualified for or had no interest in...

  • Had tons of fun going to Guam to see my parents

  • Started volunteering at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at the Navy base here in Port Hueneme...

That is where this story begins...

After a few months of volunteering a full time paying position became open at the FFSC. After re-vamping my resume a few dozen times to make it perfect, a few phone interviews and a meet and greet I got the job!

My official title: Work and Family Life Consultant...a long ways from my Divisional Assistant title at my last job! I will be doing training/classes at the FFSC. I will be taking over relocation, which means I will do anything having to deal with new spouses and new service members for families new to the area or new to the military. I will also be doing financial planning, which is a very broad topic and we already have one person that does it but because he has gotten really busy lately and I have a background in finance we are going to figure out which aspects I will cover. I hope it is more of the budgeting side leaving things like the home buying class type stuff to him. I will also be on the Crisis response team which deals with what our role as the FFSC will be in case of a natural disaster. Finally, I will also assume the role of making the quarterly newsletter. (there is also another position that just opened up, so once we hire another person they will get the newsletter!!!)

My work schedule is to die for: Week 1 Monday-Thursday 7:30-5, Friday 7:30-3:30, Week 2 Monday -Thursday 7:30-5, Friday OFF!!! That means I have a 3 day weekend 2 times a month!! Scott's command has also decided to go to this schedule as well so I was able to work my Friday day off to be the same as his! I think this will be really good since we has class twice a week from 5-10 pm.

I had the option of having my own small office, or sharing a much larger space with E. E and I get along so well that I decided to go with the much bigger space and share with E. The space is much bigger than if I had my own, as the only spaces that are available are pretty small. We also have our own sink, and counter space, microwave etc. We have already started re-organizing the space and figuring out a theme we would like to have through the shared space. I can't wait to decorate. We all know I looooooooooooooove to decorate.

I am sure once I have started I will have a little more information, however, I don't think I want to discuss work on this blog.


toodles...

1 comments:

megan said...

congratulations on the new job, i know how it feels searching and finding nothing, or crappy stuff you just don't want to do! hopefully i can have a post like this soon!

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