Filed under: Work with tags: coworkers, michelleisanemotionalsap, musings
One more work day!
As much as I do like working at the company that I work for, this is the longest stretch that I’ve worked there so far. For the first and second year, I worked there for 2 months each year. For my third year there, I worked there for about two months, took 4 weeks off, and then worked for another month. I took a month off because I was taking a summer course (biology – and it was one of the best professors I had ever had at my school). This summer, I opted not to take a summer course (I was having enough trouble finding enough credits to take in the upcoming year!) so I worked for the full summer term period. I started the Monday after my last exam and I’m ending on the Friday right before the school year starts, a total of 19 weeks straight.
I like most of the people that I work with, everyone’s always been very friendly and pretty cheerful. I’ve gotten to know some people very well there and I do like the company and the fact that they’ll let me work full time and take a full 4 weeks off. Everyone’s been really awesome to me for the last 4 summers, so I’m glad that I went back again this year (it also helped that no where else I had applied to wanted me). I do something different every summer, I gain new experience every single summer and that’s what I like about it. I get exposed to so many different things and to different people. For instance, last summer, I juggled 10+ projects for the last while and it was a very time consuming 10+ projects, but I got them done and learned much better time management than I ever had before. This summer, I definitely worked on my communication skills and got better at enforcing things that needed to be enforced in order to get the job done.
I guess what I’m saying is that despite the fact that I will complain about having over a dozen projects on the go or the fact that “all I do” is enter data for a full work day, I still learned something during my stay at the company every year and I learn new practical skills every summer as well. Which, in itself, is so valuable. I am also incredibly thankful to the company that I work for whenever I have to pay for tuition or textbooks, because without the money that I’ve earned over the past four summers, I don’t think I would be as comfortably paying for school and I love the fact that I don’t ‘need’ to work during the school year (I commute to school on a daily basis and this makes it rather impractical, considering I never have ‘good’ class times).
The “End of Summer” lunch happened today and it was really fun. My supervisor and one of the higher-ups were both there today and both of them invited me back for the summer in 2010, so I’ll have to see about that. Hopefully it’ll work out.
So, just one more day. One more day until my ‘summer vacation’ of three days where I will be preparing for school and whatnot. Just one more day.
I think I’m already missing it.