The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Finally. I feel like I am stepping out of the darkness and into the light. For everyone that knows, I have really been struggling trying to find a better paying job so that I would not have to slave over working two jobs and about 70 hours a week of working. I don’t mind the work, I don’t. I just wanted something different. If I am going to have to work so much, when I don’t have to work, I should be able to enjoy life. I wasn’t. Things have finally turned around and I am proud to say that not only have I received and accepted a job offer, but I’ve actually accepted two; one full-time and another part-time one.

Last Friday, I went to Radio City Music Hall for an interview. I was being interviewed for a part-time bartender position at Madison Square Garden, easily one of the biggest names in the country. Well to my surprise, after a phone interview and two rounds of speaking with interviewers, I was offered a job at the Madison Club inside of MSG. The Madison Club is on the 7th floor of MSG and is the VIP Club that they make available to people with season ticket box seats. It is an exclusive club and the idea that I had both food serving, bartender and a background in luxury retail landed me the job of a bartender inside the club. I start job training this upcoming Thursday and Friday. I will be there during the Kincks and Ranger games, concerts and of course March Madness. Here are some pics from the Madison Club that I got from the New York Rangers blog:

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The first picture is inside of the club during a game. The second one is the view from the Madison Club out on the ice before a New York Rangers game. I feel very honored to have landed a job there and can’t wait to see what great things come of it!

As for during the day, I have accepted the job of an advertising & social media specialist for a healthcare/hospital company. The company is called Diagnostic Works and they are part of Atlantic Imaging Network. They work with different professionals in the healthcare and hospital feed to help people with little to no insurance receive the care they need at a lower cost by using their network of doctors. It helps with mammogram screening and other screenings that are needed for health reasons. When I spoke with the guys that I will now be calling my bosses, they were really passionate about this and really want this to take off. That is why they hired me. I will be in charge of all of the advertising, public relations and social media content that the company will use. This includes mailings, e-mail blasts, traditional media outlets, advertising venues and more. I am really excited about this as I am again going to be able to specialize and eventually run the publicity department.

I feel very excited to start these two new journeys and see where they take me. I feel like I have reached the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Sunny September

So I haven’t written in this in forever. Reason being is that I lost my day job and had to give back the company lap top. I did though, buy myself an Ipad so I can stay in touch with everyone. I just need to get myself a wireless keyboard to work with it. I type quickly enough that using the keyboard is a lot easier then just typing on the screen.

I have been looking for jobs like crazy. I have been on a few job interviews but so far, nothing seems to be working out. It’s really frustrating especially when you go on second and final round interviews and they always take the other person over you. It’s like, out of all the people we didn’t hire, you were our favorite choice. Thanks. That and five dollars will get me a cup of coffee. I am just starting to feel the effects of being stressed out so excuse this post if it has a lot of sarcastic banter in it.

I have been able to bar tend at Joe’s more which is nice but it’s not what I want to be doing for the rest of my life, clearly. I’ve also been able to play more softball lately. I hit my second homerun in my Sunday league this weekend. I don’t ever hit homeruns, I’m more of a line drive hitter. But I will take it.

The one unmotivating thing about not working 9-5 is that I never want to go to the gym. I keep saying I’ll go later and I never end up going. Such a lazy bum. I live such a hectic schedule that without the typical 9-5 grind, I can’t plan to go to the gym. I need someone to come with me and make me work. Oh well, I will get another job soon, I’m sure of it and I can get back on the grind. Maybe with this new job, I’ll only have to work one. That would be wonderful.