Saturday, April 19, 2008

Employed Again and Loving It!

So not only can I report that I now have employment again, I actually have employment that I enjoy! I'm working at the Animal Humane Society as a Donor Relations Associate. I absolutely love it there. Granted it's only been about a month and a half but this far into my last job I was already bitter and jaded.

It's actually a nice departure from my last two gigs. While they had great benefits and a pretty fair salary, the day to day was just dreary. In my last job, I had no responsibilities and had to make up projects to do or just sit at the computer surfing the net all day. The job before that had a little bit more required of me but I essentially worked in a pressure cooker waiting for the next huge eruption from my brilliant but overly emotional and rage-aholic boss.

Now I'm working with exceptionally nice people and have real projects, real work, real responsibilities. My brain isn't stuck in idle all day just begging to be used. The days go by fast and I actually look forward to going to work. I don't dread being there or count down the minutes before I can go home. It's a wonderful feeling.

And while the benefits aren't as exceptional as my last job in the traditional sense, there are other perks that you just don't get at other places. The biggest is just having our mission right down the hall. If my energy is sinking or I'm getting frustrated with the database query not working the way I think it should I just go take a break and go see the pups. A little fur therapy goes a long way. It's so rewarding and always picks me back up.

Some examples of the heart warming things I see each day:

And since I know that seeing these vids are making you wonder "Hmmmm Mr. B, how can I get involved and contribute to this great org myself". Well funny you should hypothetically in my own mind ask. It's actually really simple because right now we're two weeks away from our largest fundraiser of the year the "Walk for Animals". I got my own little walk page up and it's quite easy to donate right right here. I've added some pics (oooh me shirtless on a beach!) and a little more information about the good work we do each day. Be sure to check it out....

Oh and Durban Bud contributed, and since you want to be like him you should too! :-)


At 10:40 AM, Anonymous g.olson said...

I love animals! They make your
day feel complete, however'
can they afford you? better yet,
can you afford them?


At 10:14 AM, Blogger Dumbek said...

I'm all about fur therapy.

Oh - wait - That's not what I thought it was. Never mind.

At 12:08 AM, Anonymous durban bud said...

Wow. Spam that targets topic-specific posts. I got one about iPhones yesterday after I briefly mentioned them. So very clever.


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