On October 29, 2015 I started a new job. After having a few months off from the working world, I decided I had had a good amount of time away and started applying for jobs, after about three weeks, I had a job! I was so surprised about how smoothly the whole process went. Honestly, I felt very directed to this position and I know I am supposed to have found this company.
That company is The Falls Event Center, and that position is the Administrative Assistant. Above is my First Day of Work picture, I was so nervous and excited. Below is my new home away from home.
Bethy sent me to work on my first day with a Congrats-on-the-new-job care package. It had the most adorable thermos for transportation of my favorite hot or cold beverages, a fun sparkly diamond pen that quickly became the envy of the office, and a cute, little shemergency kit that has tons of essentials in it such as nail polish remover, mouth wash, deodorant wipes, chapstick etc.
I couldn't wait to give my desk a little boost and found the most amazing gold office supplies at target. I got a sloth snow globe at a gift exchange and knew it was the perfect desk decoration, it's so silly and fun and I love see it everyday.
And this is my boss, Paul, he is the company controller and has made my job amazing, he is a big reason why I love working in this office so much. He is a great boss, he is so fun and so good at what he does, I have learned so much from him already. He has created a safe space for me where I feel like my opinion matters and is wanted.
Paul gets our little accounting department Starbucks pretty often, which is pretty awesome.
Every Tuesday we get lunch from our sister company, Even Stevens. Our lunches come in these adorable little, brown lunch bags.
I was lucky enough to start working right before the annual, black tie share holders meeting! I have always wanted a job where I get to dress up for fancy events! The event was held at our newest location at Trolley Square in Salt Lake, and it was a great way for me to meet a lot of our out of state employees that I work with on a daily basis.
Such as. our wonderful General Managers of our different locations that are currently operating.
From left to right:
Marianne, St. George; Samantha, Trolley Square; Tony, Elk Grove; Arleen, Fresno; Karen, Gilbert; Sam, our Vice President of Operations who works out of Fresno.
Me, Kim and Kacey the investor relations specialists
Paul and the GMs
Steve Down, our CEO with his brother Dave Down who is in charge of acquisitions and construction.
I also was lucky enough to be able to attend the Grand Opening of the Trolley Square location. There was a day long party that continued late into the night. I only attended the ribbon cutting ceremony which was super exciting!
I also love that I work with a lot of other animal lovers, so there are often fuzzy friends in the office I get to play with, and I looooooove it!
These are a couple of thank you gifts that I have received from thoughtful coworkers. Experiences like this make me want to cry I am so grateful for them, this is the first job that I have truly felt appreciated and loved.
This is also the first job that I have had that I can see turning into a career. Looking through my past work history, I haven't stayed at any job longer than 1.5 years. I don't see that happening here, I can see myself growing up with this young company. I love the product, I love my coworkers and I love the work. I can not wait to see where this job leads me and my future, it's super exciting!