Monday, May 5, 2008

Where Have I Been?

I'm busy working on my resume. But mostly working on my mind. Getting it ready for a new opportunity. You see, since my uncle retired I've been bored here at work. Extremely, bone achingly bored. I loved working with my uncles. I helped them manage a Children's Homes in Honduras. I coordinated their travel to China three times buying silk rugs. But now, everything's just tedious. There's nothing but boring stuff and a Brazil trip to plan.

I need a new man...or woman. Either. As long as they can keep me busy with excitement and my mind on the very edge. I realize that I require a lot. I need stimulation. Work my brain. Ask me to do something complicated!!!!

If you know anyone who needs a good me...

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Multi-task and excel in fast paced, changing environments.
Professional appearance, highly organized and self-motivated.
Dependable and outgoing with strong work ethic.
Able to take initiative and independently prioritize workload.
Excellent rapport with fellow associates and clients.

Aug 1990 – present Office Manager/ Executive Assistant

  • Maintain all aspects of a Construction Office including Payroll, AP/AR, Billing,
  • Job Costing, Report Preparation, Maintaining Employee Files, Scheduling and Preparing Estimates, Quarterly and Year End Assessments.
  • Established new protocols for Payroll, Simple IRA introduction and crossover into a 401K plan.
  • Familiar with blueprints, specifications, construction terminology, local suppliers, general contractors and materials needed.
  • Handle worldwide travel itineraries for both business and pleasure including South and Central America and China.
  • Assist four owners currently by preparing and coordinating materials for meetings and liaisons with clients.
  • Responsible for organizing parties for 250+ guests.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the commercial rental property and lease preparations.
  • Previously assisted with administration of Children’s Home in Trujillo, Honduras including onsite visits and newsletters.
  • Formulated two Generational Family History Books rich with photography and personal stories.

Jun 1989 – Aug 1990 Management Consultant
  • Coordinated start-up of new company from the ground up including all Accounting needs.
  • Assisted executive partner in Gathering Data, Formulating Opinions, and Coordination of Final Project.
  • Charted futures market for key elements to determine trends in the various markets.

SKILLS Microsoft Office, AccountEdge/MYOB, Typing -65 wpm, 10 key touch

EDUCATION BS in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.


Micky-T said...

Sorry my office is very un- stimulating!

I just noticed your mountain sidebar, you might like this.....

"You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below knows not what is above. One climbs, one sees, one decends, one sees no longer, but one has seen.
There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower region by the memory of what one saw higher. When one can no longer see, one can at least know!"
-Rene Daumel-

This quote is what sent me to climb the 47 highest peaks in New Hampshire and most of Maine.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Micky-t: That's the best quote that I've read in ages! Thanks for thinking of me. It does make me want to climb!

Dana said...

Good luck with the mind shift! Change is many things, but always exciting!

Anonymous said...

Good luck on the job hunt.
Changing jobs should be exciting at least at the beginning anyway.

Jay said...

Have you posted your resume on Craig's List or on

Claudia said...

I feel you - I'm brushing up my resume as well. :(

The Mistress of the Dark said...

My only skill are in being very bored. Oddly I get paid for that, but not much :(

Melissa said...

Dang, girl, that's a great resume! I hope you find what you're looking for.

Eric said...

And that is exactly why I am getting out of the Navy. I can only sit and make sure the internet is working for so long before it gets old. To bad they won't let me read blogs all day or it might be a bit more interesting.

Matt-Man said...

I would hire you but you say that you have excellent rapport with others. I want someone to sit around with me and make fun of others. Cheers!!

buffalodickdy said...

Good Luck with your new direction! I've been in the same business so long, I burned out... Sometimes it may look like you have it good, but no one knows how you feel- except you...

Jen said...

Enjoy your new endeavor. I don't heart finding new jobbie-jobs. I didn't have problems with getting one until after 9/11 - then, in my industry, all hell broke loose and it seems as if no one hired anymore. Ever. Which was a bit of a bummer. I know what it's like to feel stuck.

Figuring out I wanted to go back to school and what I wanted to do when I growed up helped me immensely.

Do some thinking. Find in you what you love. You'll get there.

Amber said...

I do what you do (minus the world travel) for a construction company in Smyrna. The owner is my dad, and he is retiring. His office is located at his house (just off the garaqe). Not only am I worrying about getting my resume ready and a new job, but now I will have to find childcare for my 3 and 2 year olds. Apparently when grandpa retires, grandma is planning to actually travel with him instead of being around to babysit as she has been doing. I feel your pain in getting everything organized and searching. It is ust stressful. I hope everything works out for you.

Ginormous Boobs said...

I'm in the same boat as you...trying to find my next big thing.

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

do you like massage and bodywork and how are you at Platonic cuddling in bed? I've got an opening for a Touche Ami here in New York! No kissing or nudity required!!

Diva said...

I would be more than happy to keep my eyes open for ya, but 5 hour daily commute might not agree with you!