Monday, June 12, 2006
My First Day!
Well today was my first day at a new job as a legal assistant with the Adams & Reese, Stokes & Bartholomew law firm. They are the largest law firm in the Southeast. They have over 800 employees in 10 different offices. And there are 34 attorneys alone in the Nashville branch. One thing I will say that is really cool, is that there are a lot of women that work in this office and that is a refreshing change from my last job with Revenue Science - there was way too much testosterone goin' on there! I support 2 attorneys, Paul Krivacka and Larry Stewart. They are both really nice guys and have been with the firm for a really long time - Larry for 26 years and Paul for 8. There's a lot of training to do for sure! I started my training today and will continue through all day tomorrow. It is a whole other world working for a law firm rather than a technology company - they have procedures for everything imaginable! I'm sure once I get the hang of it, I'll probably really enjoy it. The law offices are on the 27th & 28th floors of the building pictured above and they're located downtown just 3 blocks from where Jason works at Mortons. It's great cause I can see Jason between when I get off work and he goes into work. Tonight for instance he didn't have to be in to work till 7pm, so he cleaned up the apartment all pretty, had soft music playing in the background and cooked us up some yummy dinner. We had a good 40 minutes together to eat and talk before he headed off to work. Oh! One more thing I have to say for the benefit of my Seattle family back home...the only Starbucks in all of downtown Nashville is my building!! God is good :-) I believe He even cares about those little things :-) I'm also praying through this job, I will have more of an opportunity to meet other ladies and build some friendships. I've been getting pretty homesick and been really missing my girlfriends lately. I work next to 3 other ladies right now, Melissa, Brooke and another Melissa and they're all really nice and then I met another girl, Christina who's on the other side of the office. So, its a good start. AND, even though I'm not really supposed to get vacation for the first 90 days of being with the company, the Office Manager who hired me, Mary, she said that she would work with me on getting some vacation time around Labor Day so I could go home to see my family!! Yippee!! And our goal is that with both of us working , we hope to get ourselves a cute little starter home close to downtown in the next year.
Other news to note: last Thursday evening Jason and I went to Mortons to celebrate my new job and ran into Tracy Bird (for those Country fans out there, he was the one that sang one of my all time favorites, "Watermelon Crawl"). Jason had waited on him a couple times before and befriended Tracy to the point where Tracy had given Jason his cell phone numbers a couple years back, so he came over to our table to meet me - it was really cool to meet him, but I wasn't cheesy enough to ask for a picture...I had to play it cool :-) So instead I posted a picture of his from his website. Then a couple nights ago, I was sitting at home watching TV when Jason calls me in the middle of his shift (which he never does) and I answer and he asks me to burn him 3 copies of his best 5 songs, label them and rush them downtown to Mortons. The table he was waiting on had a couple guys that were writers and longtime friends of Dierks Bentley and they said they were meeting with him this week. The main guy (can't remember his name) said if Jason could have a CD in his hand before he left the restaurant he would show it personally to Dierks Bentley and another producer. So of course Jason calls me and I kick into crazy overdrive, burn the disks, label them, package them and rush downtown and literally pulled up right in front of their taxi - they were so impressed that Jason (and his devoted wife) pulled it off in time!! So be praying - I'm believing that it was a God-ordained meeting!
That's all for now!