Thursday, September 13, 2007

Here's the Scoop!

Thus far, I'm really enjoying my new job! That said, I'm still rather overwhelmed. Do you know what my new job is? That would be Marketing Executive. Good grief I just wanted to be the assistant. At least we know I can sell, as I obviously sold myself to this guy rather well.

It's fortunate for me that I'll have been able to train with the lady leaving for three and a half days. I'm still not sure it's enough! Tomorrow is the last day with her and I'm a little anxious about being at it alone on Monday.

I feel (slightly) certain that I can do the job, but she is obviously the golden child, so I have big shoes to fill. I think I'm most terrified of not being able to find materials that I need. She's rather organized, but all brains think differently about things like that. The computer files are a shared server so things get a little mixed up and aren't always titled to what I'm looking for in a certain document.

However, all that said, I did get a fancy new laptop. Yes, right now I'm live to you from the fancy corporate laptop. My goal is to run through all the Marketing Server files and pick her brain at any questions tomorrow being as it will be my last chance. And also on the plus side is my fancy new office space with a large L-shaped work station and a floor to ceiling window across one entire wall. Not too shabby!

I'm rather excited about the work that I get to do as well. I think I'm going to enjoy it, as far as work goes. The projects are so diverse. For example, you know those little binders you get in resorts that has all the information, attractions, dining, emergency info, etc. I'm doing that! I'm also doing lots of other random things that are in-room materials that you just don't think about such as researching, designing, quoting, and ordering branded toiletries. Other projects include market research and advertising research to determine where the company should advertise to help the sales and reservation teams, designing ads (although the fancier ones are done by the web designer) writing and proofing all materials, copy writing Internet material, and the copy, designing, and ordering of all promotional materials.

The bad part is that being the marketing person means that I don't have anyone to fall back on so I've got to be on my game. But overall I think I'm going to love it, I just hope I can stay on par and be successful. I've wanted this for so long and now that it's hear I'm a bit scared! But thinking back at the road I've taken to get here, I realize that God so had a plan for me and that He meant for me to have this job in this time. Although I've been a little afraid and anxious the entire time, I felt confident in my decision entirely. It was definitely a peace on He could give me.

Wish me luck Internet! I hope our love affair can continue.....

4 comments:

.: Small Town Girl :. said...

Wow! That sounds amazing. I am proud of you :)

Kas said...

I'm so glad you are loving it! I know you can keep up and do a great job. Congrats girl! You have really earned this!

Alicia said...

Good luck! I know you will do well!

goodtwin said...

Congratulations on your new job. I know how you feel. Last Friday I interviewed for my Supervisors job, as she officially retired Sept. 4. She is here part-time to train her replacement and I heard yesterday that I got the job. We are just waiting for the paperwork to come back from Human Resources. I too have some anxiety about taking on ALL the responsibilities. I know the upper management is looking for some big changes around the office. (attitude adjustments, etc) and are looking to me to come in and whip them into shape. I have never had any supervisory rolls before, but my retired boss (not old as she just turned 62 yesterday) has all the confidence in the world in me. What if I fail?What if their expectations of me are too high and I can't accomplish them? There are SO MANY what ifs....
Best of luck to you. Will you be supervising any persons? You can e-mail me at ljsmith@pplant.msu.edu if you would like to give me some helpful hints. OR, smithtwin1@gmail.com Thanks in advance. Laura(goodtwin)