Thursday, January 17, 2013

Who Has Two Thumbs & A New J-O-B?

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Circa Vegas 2006

THIS GIRL!!!!  Holla holla!!

I have been contacted by the same recruiter for different positions throughout the year, but I was content where I was and none of the positions were appealing to me and they were all farther from home.  My commute is already 45 minuites each way, so I was definitely going to be moving closer to home if I was going to leave my current position.

Let me just say that the company I work for is wonderful.  In every class I have taken for business or HR, my current company does everything they say you should do.  As an employee-owned firm, they go to great lengths to over-communicate and maintain transparency in their operations.  They have afforded me many development opportunities over the past 5 years, including paying for my masters degree and assisting my efforts to get SPHR certified.

Obviously there is a reason I entertained a meeting with the recruiter regarding this new position...

This was my second HR related job out of college and although I started as an HR Assistant, I was quickly promoted to the role of HR Manager (Go me!).  With the corporate office being in the middle of the country, I have been merely pushing down the processes and procedures as set forth from the mother ship.  I have not been able to gain much experience or really dive into the many facets of HR and have spent most of the last 5 years dealing with mainly administrative processes as they relate to HR and handling employee relations issues.  I have gained some great knowledge in these areas, but I feel that in order to become a well-rounded HR professional and be able to move forward in my career, I need to get this experience sooner than later.

This new position is still the role of HR Manager, but is for a much smaller company that has not had a separate HR Manager to this date.  They have had someone that wears many different hats, one of them being HR, but now that they are growing, they realize they need to put someone in place that can dive into all of these things and be strictly dedicated to HR.

That person is going to be me!!! 

I am so, so sad to be leaving behind the friends I have made over the past 5 years.  It has taken a long time to build some of these relationships and grow into my role here.  I am going to miss my work neighbors and work besties soooooooooooooooo much!  That being said, I am so excited for this next chapter in my life and career.  I will be hands on in all areas of HR Management and I will be closer to home!

Here's to 2013 and new beginnings!!


heatmarty said...

Work besties are sad. :( But we are also SO EXCITED for you! Holla, Holla! Can't wait to hear about all your new adventures and the ability to gossip filterless. GO BREEZY! You're going to kick ass in your new gig. Proud of you.

Wallmate and WBFF ~ H

heatmarty said...

Sad face. :( You are leaving. Happy face. :) You'r going to kick ass at your new gig! So proud of you and excited to hear about your new adventures. Plus, now this means we can work gossip with no filters!! I'll miss my wallmate, but look forward to our future lunch dates. Go get 'em, Breezy!


Ashley said...

How exciting, friend!!! I am so happy for you!!

Erin @ Happily Obsessed said...

Yay!!! Congrats girl!!!

Confessions of a Northern Belle said...


Brandi said...

Congrats on the new job!!! It's hard to leave always but I'm sure this will be an awesome change for you!

Ashley said...

Hey my beautiful blog bestie! I nominated you for an award. ;)

Kristin @ My Mission Impossible said...

Congrats and lots of luck to you!!!

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