Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A New Chapter Begins

After a very pleasant 8 weeks of unemployment, some substantial soul searching, and self-exploration new employment has found me.
I landed a position at Kier & Wright Civil Engineers as a draftsman.
K & W were one of my former employer's consistent clients and a couple people there knew my work.

I was not sure if this was the direction I should go in, so I put them through the tests in the meeting (some call it an interview). They accepted my terms and conditions and agreed to put up with my cycling shenanigans. (It's all about the bike!)

My time off aloud me to develop a better perspective, the job thingy is good and I am a Get-R-Done kind of worker, but I am also one that has to keep balance. A job that imposes is a job not needed.

What I like about the new gig is that it will expand my resume without the loss of the traffic design experience I have gained. I foresee in the near future them utilizing and capitalizing on what TJKM took for granted. There is definitely a learning curve while I get to know my way around the civil engineering daftology, but it won't be long. There a couple of really good guys running the department and willing to take the time to bring me up to speed quickly. It's a win/win for them, teach me right and I help them look good. Everyone is happy!

During my time off I finished up the coaching certification and invested in the level 2 clinic. I have a few people that have been asking me for coaching advice for a while, so may as well help them out and build up a little side business and something to fall back on.
H.F.U. Training Systems will be launched soon.

About having 8 weeks off...I got my taste and I like it. It will definitely be brought up when the time is right, no pay is fine, I'll put a bit away to cover. Self financed annual sabbatical...hmmm...has a nice ring to it. Life is just too damn short...savoring is where it's at.

Nome Out


Blogger velogirl said...

congratulations on the new gig, Ron!

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the job Ron, but more importantly for working in your sabbatical plans. Way to work it! BTW I enjoy reading your blog, you probably had no idea that I lurk about. ;)

7:04 PM  

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