"Should've Been A Cowboy"

Monday, January 30, 2006

Printing Job Day 1

today was my first day at bajito onda. it was quite a change of pace for me. instead of waking up at 5am to be at work by 7am i woke up at 8am to be at work at 10am. i'll probably start waking up at 7am so that i can workout before work, but today wasn't a good day to start that routine because i went to bed at 2am last night. i really enjoyed my time at bajito onda today. there are only a few people that work there. each of which has a very unique personality and this makes for quite a dynamic environment. for the next couple of week i will be getting to know more about the different printing processes that bajito onda does as well as getting to know my new co-workers. i will also be finding out more about how i will benifit the company as i assume my multifaceted role.

i say this with the assumption that i will be able to work there. this is going to sound totally off, but we really haven't discussed my salary yet. bajito onda is a non-profit organization that uses printing as a source of fund raising for its main purpose, which is promoting world peace by helping teens stay out of gangs and also help former convicts get established back into society. the job that i will be doing for the company would generally merit a 40k-45k salary for a beginner, but i can't help but wonder if they will be able to pay me 30k. i can live off of 30k and i wouldn't mind taking a less than average salary for a non-profit. especially since it wouldn't be my only form of income, but i do have to be able to pay my bills. i really don't look at this opportunity as a job. i see it as a great learning experience, because i don't have a lot of experience on that side of the design world, and i also see it as another way to make a difference in the lives of others. the more successful i can make the printing side of bajito onda the more bajito onda can make a difference in the lives of others.

i've really generalized how bajito onda helps the community and the world as a whole. after i've been there a while i'm sure i'll be able to write in more detail about what bajito onda really does. if by chance i'm not able to work there for financial reasons. i'll still make it a point to be a part of bajito onda in one way or another because i truly believe that they can make a difference in the world.

one more thing. if i do continue to work at bajito onda i will not be able blog as much as i have over the last 5 months. this is because i will be working a fast paced job that leaves little time for writing post. much less checking email.


At 1/31/2006 2:47 AM, Anonymous Ally said...

Good luck with your new job.
It's great that it will bring you a lot humanely... being able to make a difference.
Take Care

At 1/31/2006 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what an exciting day you had! i hope all goes well with your new job!!

At 2/02/2006 1:00 PM, Anonymous LLPH said...

Congrats on the new job. Sounds like a good place for you - both for your heart and your skills!


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