To My First Job, Thanks For The Experience
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To My First Job, Thanks For The Experience

A job that gave me a sense of home for so long, we became like a family, a very weird family but still a little family.

To My First Job, Thanks For The Experience

All I really wanted was to have a job, especially a job that I was able to be with my sister and people I knew. I begged my sister to get me an application at the place she worked and she kept telling me that I was too young and I have no common sense.

Soon after my 15th birthday, my sister decided to let me apply and I got the job, it wasn't a lot and I wasn't making much but it was still something. During that first year, I made a lot of new friends and learned a lot of new things and wasn't really sure where life would take me in said job.

I was basically at the bottom of the food chain in terms of my job for about two and a half years. Finally, I made my way up and grew in the company as a more important asset. I graduated in 2015 and soon went off to college where I would miss my job but once I got back I became a manager.

I agreed because of course, I wanted to still be apart of a company that had been so seemingly good to me in the beginning. Little did I know that I would be taking on said role for about two and a half years and having to learn everything that a manager needed to become successful.

Soon, I began realizing that I was very important, almost too important and I needed to break free from the company. I wasn't going anywhere at said job and I was not happy any longer. Though, my time there was rather long for a 15-year-old going on 22 I still managed to meet a lot of people and create a lot of great connections.

When first starting my job I was very shy and timid, I didn't really talk to anyone besides my managers and that was it. Through the years I have seen hundreds of people come in and out of those doors as employees and never look back. I can't do the same, I can't just leave a job that gave me a sense of home for so long.

My general manager, as well as many others, grew closer to me and we became like a family, a very weird family but still a little family. I went to my GM's baby shower and now her son is 5 years old, I went to many graduations and now all of those people are doing amazing things, and I have learned so much from each person.

To some a job is just a job but to me, a job is my life. It's not just business to me and it was really really hard leaving something that I had a routine of going into for so long. There were many tough times along the way and there were so many times I wanted to quit but I knew that I was an important asset to the company and to my GM.

The official decision to leave was hard, I had been there the longest besides maybe three others with myself being the youngest. I knew that I had run myself out and it was time for something new and different to help with my degree. I miss everyone I work with and the environment daily but I know that I will always have a little family waiting for me if I need them.

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