I started working for my current employer on Monday, January 10th of 2000. This date makes it easy for me, a math-challenged person, to remember how long I have been with them. No, if you don't know me, I can't tell you where I work. That memo came out, um, 2 years ago, from the president and owner. No employee who was on Facebook, MySpace or had a blog was to name the name of the company on penalty of termination. Seriously. Really. Not kidding or making that up.
This is the longest I have every worked for anyone in my life. I've done a lot of different things. Door-to-door sales (Avon), clerk in a bookstore, PR assistant for a hospital and then for a financial firm, Communications Assistant (I answered phones) for the Indiana University Student Health Service. I've done a lot of volunteer work through church and school. The best "job" I ever had was raising my daughter.
I like this job because no day is the same. I used to get out of the office more, but have, over the past couple of years, spent more time running the office, which is okay, too. My boss is retiring in a couple years but I don't want his job. There's too much he has to do that I absolutely loathe. I like what I do even in this economy when we don't know where our next job will be and are struggling to break even. We've all taken pay cuts to keep our jobs which is far preferable to trying to find something right now.
I should bring something in for the guys to celebrate this milestone. Will I stay with this company for another 10 years? Who knows what tomorrow will bring, other than it's supposed to be 35 and beautiful out? I'll keep on keeping on and follow the path where it leads.