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September 29, 2005

Something new

So I just got a promotion here at ye ole job. I am now the team lead of our group. What does this mean for me? Only a couple of new responsiblities and not much of an increase in pay. What else does this mean? It's another step in the right direction for the advancement of my career.

Who knew 7 1/2 years ago that I'd be working at a bank and enjoying it? Who knew I'd me making my career here? If you would have told me then that I'd be working here and moving up, I would have laughed in your face. Math has never been my strong suit, but I didn't know that working at a bank wasn't just about math. Yes that's a part of it, but only a minor part. I can create formulas in Excel that will do that for me. I've always seemed to end up doing the problem solving here. Even when I first started, it was more research than production.

For me, it's about gathing as much information about an error or open item as you can and figuring out what happened. It's following the logical progression of events, tearing the problem apart and putting it back together to get the right answer. And you know what? I love this shit. When I go on a trip someplace, the first thing in my carry-on is a logic puzzle book. I never thought that it was for anything other than my own amusement, but in retrospect, I can see how solving those logic problems has helped me to advance my career.

That being said, I suppose I should get back to work now. I don't want to blow this on the second day of my new job!

Posted by Jenny at September 29, 2005 11:05 AM



Posted by: NiNi at October 5, 2005 03:48 PM