When I first left college, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I knew that I needed a job and I studied a science field. This lead to me working a short term temporary job for 3 months at a fortune 500 company. While it was only 14/hour, tedious, and not a job I could see myself doing long term, I enjoyed the people I was around and learned more about how to get along with those in a work environment. I feel like I’ve learned a lot about work and myself in the 2 years since that job.
When I put in my 2 weeks notice after finding a job that paid a little more, and was more related to what I wanted to do, even if it was a dead end position, they were sad to see me go. They were planning on training me on more of the complicated testing because of my previous training, but I couldn’t wait around for them to decide I was ready for that.
When I went to leave, the working supervisor gave me a cutout of the company’s common logo made from rubber that was usually given to those that retired there or spent years with the lab. It means a lot and I still have it for when I have a desk to use it as a paper weight.