So the big news I hinted at earlier this week…
Friday was my last day in the admin cube – on Monday, I move into my own cube at the company and take on a whole new workload. Technically, it’s a lateral move. But the focus is so different and the actual projects much more involved on my end – title be damned, it’s a promotion. Instead of being a general admin for all sorts of busywork jobs for the entire company, I’ll instead be focused on work from four specific managers (and their support teams) – one Executive VP, two Senior VPs, and an Assistant VP (who’s in charge of our claims dept). I will be VERY busy. I’ve already been told that a lot of the work is self-directed (i.e. I’ll just be given the work and trusted to get it done). I’ll be dealing with a very large client as well as learning lots of new things on the claims side.
I’m seriously excited. I’m a bit nervous – but it’s a good nervous. Nervousness like this makes me energized to do a good job, to learn all I can, etc.
It will be a good move – I really like the company I work for, but the job I was doing needed to change. A lot of my base frustrations get solved immediately. Can’t beat it.
Erich has also received a lateral-style promotion (the same week as I got mine, actually!). He’ll now be the sole Level II support for a product line in his company. He’s been working Level II support at his company for quite a while, and the Level II folks had taken on some of the work that was forcing the Level I folks underwater. As the workload/needs have shifted, they now can take the responsibilities on again – and Erich will now be the higher-level fixer on his own. I’ve teased him that in a way, he now has minions.
He kind of likes that.