Sunday, August 31, 2008

This is the start of something new...

Not only has a new school year started for both Karen and I this year, but a few shake ups have occurred in my job.  Recently I responded to a craigslist job posting which was asking for photographers with no experience required.  Since the position was in Lawrence, I was interested and sent a message to them explaining that I did have experience and wondered if they had anything for me.  They had me come in for an interview and were impressed with my website and photography experience and offered me a position.  The company is called University Photography and they specialize in portrait and event photography.  They hired me on initially as a group photographer for Bid Day at KState and KU taking pictures of sororities.  After meeting with them and getting to know them better through these new assignments, they offered me a regular position that would work around my school schedule.  I will now be the Assistant to the Operations Manager (not quite the Assistant Operations Manager, I'll have to wait for that promotion...) and I'll be doing any number of things that I am apparently already qualified to do.  I was told not to get used to doing the same thing every day.  In addition to my 9-5 job, I will also be shooting other events in the future that will better compensate me for my time.  So, my last day at Payless will be September 6th.  It just so happens that I am covering someone else's shift that day and I will be working a full 12 hour day to finish things off.  I'm really excited about my new job because I will finally be able to save some money on gas, I can now save the time it takes to drive to and from Topeka all the time, and I can do something with photography again.  I am sad to leave a lot of really cool people at Payless though.  The job at Payless certainly won't be missed but I had a lot of really good friends there that kept me sane when things got crazy.  I will miss parts of that job, but so many more things are in my favor at University Photography.  

5 comments:

shoeless joel said...

Sounds good! Is Karen ok with your job being photographing sorority girls? Ha! Just kidding, congratulations.

Emily said...

Congratulations on the new job Adam!

THE BENCHES said...

Congrats, Adam! That is so great! Taking pictures is much better than selling shoes to crusty old women with corns and bunions! Yippee for the new job!

Al said...

hey guys, just found your blog and feel very caught up on the life of Karen and Adam! :) Congrats on the new job sir, and good luck with the school stuffs. Very jealous of your adventurous travels!

Amelia said...

Way to go, bro!

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