Thursday, March 22, 2012

2 weeks as Project Manager

It's been two weeks since I started my new position as a project manager at my work. It's been a little overwhelming as I don't know what I'm doing most of the time, but other project managers and the product manager over the project managers have been a big help. It will be a while till I'm comfortable with everything, but I'm learning more and more every day.

I was ecstatic to get this position. I've been with the company over 9 years. Six of those years was as a data technician in which I received an award as one of the top data technicians every one of those years. Almost 3 years I've been a team leader. That position definitely helped me to grow. I know this project manager position will help me grow even more. I'm a fan of Chalene Johnson (who does those Turbo Jam videos I like to exercise to sometimes) on Facebook and this past Monday she posted a sound clip of a "Motivational Monday" short message she gave. Click here, then press the play button. Her message is exactly what I needed to hear. So I am trying my best at learning all I can in this new position!

This position also came at a good time because come next January, Jeff is planning on doing fulltime school and part-time work, so the raise that came with this new position is greatly needed! I am hoping and praying that the sales department will get more work in for the department I'm part of. Right now, there are 2 project managers in the retrospective conversion department (I'm one of them) and 2 project managers in the cataloging department. If they don't get more work later this summer, my position will no longer be needed until they do get more work that one project manager can't handle... then if they need a 2nd project manager again, I will definitely apply again. I was assured in my interview that I would go back to being team leader if my position wasn't needed. But for now, the raise is definitely welcome and I am trying my very best at learning all I can!