New Job

Maybe some of you noticed that I am not tweeting or facebooking as much as I did the last whole year. The reason is that I have started a new Job at the first of November.

After I graduated from Uni last year with a Bachelor in Social Work  I had a job interview and an acceptance but than…dang the financial crises hit in and they didn’t know if they can pay my place of work.

To make a long story short. I decided to wait a whole year for my place of work as I so wanted to have to work there so badly. It wasnt easy and some months really got long for me but in the end the whole waiting was so much worth it.

My new Job is in a Church Community here in Hamburg not far where I live. I am going to be a Fundraiser and a Project manager for 5 social projects who all have the function to educate, to build up or support Single Mum’s and their children as they have in Germany the highest risk of getting and staying poor.

After my second week I can say that I really feel comfortable there. I work 30h a week but when and where I work these thirty hours is completely up to me. I have my own office (the left desk is mine the other one is used by voluntary worker every evening as they run a  Help-hotline for Mums from 8 to 10pm) but I can choose to work at home if I feel like that.

The same is with the working times..we dont have a check clock or things like that. We write them down on our own. But what I liked the most is that me and my female Boss have a talk once a week to set up a to-do-list for me and then I can work the list off on my own. She is there for questions and stuff but she lets me do the things alone. So as you can see I love this freedom to work like that. I work in a team with three woman and I really enjoy that even though I am way younger as the other woman. That’s ok.

I am looking forward to this upcoming two years as this job is limited until 2012. I have the feeling that they are going to extend it afterwords but we will see. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “New Job

  1. Andrew says:

    Hi Linn,

    Cheers for sharing details of your new job. I used to work in support and can understand how rewarding the work can be.

    Love your office and also the flexibility of hours and the option to work from home, plus coupled with the way you work with your boss.

    Awesome you waited for the position and fingers crossed it is renewed.

    Look forward to reading more about your work.

    All the best

    Andrew

    • Linn Graves says:

      Hello Andrew!!:)
      Thank you very much for your comment!!:)I love working there and I am more thant happy that all the waiting payed off!!:D
      You worked in support too??Thats great and interesting. What have you done exactly??:)
      huggies*Linn

  2. Andrew says:

    Hi Linn,

    I think it is fantastic you work in support.

    I ran a housing project for people with learning disabilities.

    Hope your having a good week.

    All the best

    Andrew

    • Linn Graves says:

      Hi Andrew,
      thanks a lot for your comment. Love reading your comments!!:)
      Didnt know you have worked in support too!:) TEAM’d 😀
      Bet it was an excititing time to work on that house project!!:)
      Well done you! All the best to you too, my friend!
      xx

  3. Amber says:

    Hi Linn! I know this is an old post, but I left it unread so I could comment on it, lol. 🙂

    I just love your work place and all the pictures that you shared! It sounds like the job is perfect for you and I hope that you are enjoying it lots! *hugs*

    • Linn Graves says:

      Hi Amber,
      thank you so much for your comment!:)Agreed, this working place suits me really really well!!:)Feeling really blessed having a new Job like that!!!:)

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