...and it's only a 20 minute commute
I've been at my new job now for nearly two months. Not much time, I know. However, I'm so happy with my job. I work for Women's Specialists, a group of five ob-gyn's that specialize in infertility and high risk pregnancies, as well as all the normal ob-gyn stuff. We're a one stop shop, if you will, of all things female; mammograms, sonograms, bone density tests, and even as late, laser hair removal.
I and my 'office mate' answer all incoming calls and schedule all appointments. Trust me, it's not as easy as it sounds. Now, I've always been up front about not being much of a people person, but I love answering the phones here. Every call is personal. Women calling in who have just taken a home pregnancy test and happy. Pregnant women calling in with cramps or bleeding; scared and crying. This practice has been in existence for over 30 years and I get calls from women in their 70's who now have their granddaughters coming in for appt's. I get calls from foreigners I can not possibly understand and have to have them spell out their words giving me an example of each letter; 's as in sam, f as in frank, a as in apple' sort of thing.
A perk is all the pharmaceutical reps. They bring in breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee...you name it, several times a week. Very cool. Another perk is all the employees get any and all of the services we provide for free.
The biggest plus for me, though, is the people. Close to 30 women. One of the nurses had her 29th anniversary today...29 years at this office (this woman was my secret Santa, and she was so generous with me, to the point of spoiling me). The office manager, 25 years. The majority of the people (nurses, office staff) have been there at least 10 years, most longer. How extraordinary is that? It's like family. For a girl that has little family, this is a dream for me. My office mate, Carolyn, is so kind, patient and caring. She's already a friend, and I believe in time she'll be a close friend.
Every morning when I get up, I'm thankful. I'm grateful, I'm blessed and I am so very thankful.