Movin' On Up
I really think I'm the queen of switching jobs. In 2016 alone, I worked for four different companies. Which means I had four separate W-2 forms sent to my house. Why, Lawd?
Anyway, I have some really exciting news to share with you all: I've officially been selected as the newest Digital & Social Media Associate for the City of Detroit! Woo! It's still hard for me to believe that I finally found a job in which I can utilize my journalism degree, but it's happening, y'all.
Now, I'm sure you're thinking, "You loved your new job, why are you leaving?" And you are correct...I did love working for Warby Parker, and I encourage anyone in the customer service or optical industry to consider them if you're looking for a new place to work, but I truly felt that this was my time to make some big things happen for myself.
I actually had the opportunity to be promoted from Sr. Advisor to Supervisor at work at the same time I was interviewing for the Digital & Social Media Associate position with the City. I went back and forth for about a week trying to figure out which position I was going to take. On one hand, I felt that I'd be some type of silly to pass up this amazing opportunity with the City, but on the other, I had grown to enjoy my teammates at Warby so much and felt guilty for even thinking about leaving them. I was learning new things about the business and was finally getting the hang of everything. I was totally conflicted.
But that's the funny thing about life, ya know? Things happen when you least expect them to. I applied for the Digital & Social Media Associate job initially when I was back at BCBG, and after a little bit of encouragement from a good friend (Hey, Amber! Lol), I resubmitted my resume and here we are today, haha.
Since I've worked retail primarily since I finished school, getting back into a space where I'm writing every day (for someone else) may serve as a bit of a challenge for me, but it's definitely something I'm ready for. I've just gotta get back into the swing of things. Writing and helping people tell their stories has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I'm excited that I'll get to be posting about things that are going on in Detroit that are directly affecting the residents. I'm also really pumped about brainstorming with other like-minded individuals on how to better engage with Detroiters of various age groups on a plethora of social media platforms.
I honestly believe that all of my internships, jobs, coursework, and the people I've met & worked with along the way, have prepared me for this journey that I'm about to embark on. I'm so grateful that I was chosen for this position, and I'm ready to get started! Like always, I'm going to ensure that I put my best foot forward, and give this new job 110 percent.
I'll miss my Warby team dearly, but I'll literally be like, three blocks away, lol. It was pretty darn cool getting to open up a brand new store in downtown Detroit, and seeing the progress that was made from our first day of orientation to my last full day in the store was amazing. Having to choose between jobs was hard, but I'm thankful that I was blessed in such a way to even have the opportunity to make these types of choices.
So here's to me not switching jobs again for a GOOD while, lol. Y'all can hold me to this one. Thanks to everyone who's encouraged me to keep writing, posting, interviewing folks, and all that jazz. My patience really paid off this time.
Booties: Anne Klein