Nike’s onto something.
My last post may have come across as somewhat dreary. Indeed it was a tough time and while the idea of not working for 5 weeks may sound like a dream come true to some, in reality it was stressful and not very enjoyable at all. Unemployment hardly covers rent let alone any other bills whatsoever. Thankfully, the winds of change brought new things in December, including a new job at National Flood Services (NFS) in Kalispell, MT. So far it’s been pedal to the metal there, training on their particular ticket tracking system, HP-3000, and AS/400 systems spread out over the day, swing, and mid(night) shifts respectively. This has left me little time for “fun” or leisure time, but yesterday I had somewhat of a breakthrough in my perspective. Whereas at Semitool I felt unapplied, under-utilized, and unfulfilled, working at NFS leaves me feeling challenged, fulfilled, and that I’ve accomplished a hard days work. Nevermind the fact that their benefits are of a much higher quality than Semitool’s and will save me hundreds of dollars each month. Finally, NFS makes money hand over fist; it’s not at the mercy of the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and is therefore in zero danger of having a layoff season.
At the end of the day, I realize that attitude determines altitude…and my new job is everything I’ve wanted. Beyond that, what’s there to worry about?