[photo-a-day: february 9]

[photo-a-day: february 9]

I’ve been working at the Chamber for almost 4 years now.

It seems like a lot, especially considering that there were too many employees who came and went.

Only a few dedicated ones stayed through the thick and thin. For us, the Chamber is not just a place of work. It’s our home away from home. It’s our family.

You simply cannot survive simply working here, without loving the Chamber.

Its demands are high, but when it’s a labor of love – it’s easy.

There were a couple of times when I truly considered leaving. Then I wondered “How will I live without my Chamber? Without my team?” So I fumed and drank tons of coffee, and when the crisis time was over, I woke up in the morning and thought “I do love my job.”

Two years ago we moved to a new office. It’s big and open-spaced. I sit in the corner, facing the window with a snow hill (where two weeks ago I snowboarded for the first time and this weekend going to snowboard again.) It’s good to be a loyal worker – I get perks like choosing where I want to sit (and lots of other little yet pleasant things).

The reception is bigger than half of our previous office. And the photo challenge today was to take a picture of a front door.

This is the front door that welcomes Chamber staff and guests every weekday.

Welcome to the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

And just to complete the post, here’s the staff’s backdoor.

  • Nice. I like the front-door back-door perspective. Sounds like a interesting place to work!

    • I’ve learned so much in these four years – both from a professional side of the work (I learned code and design and I did a bunch of other random jobs – such as registering people at events, presenting Microsoft products, cut out a bunch of movie tickets, sold tickets, was responsible for Kids’ Zone at our biggest event of the year…) as well as simply how to enjoy life with different people. Seriously, it’s like a family. And I am a family person. 

  • Joanne Norton

    You ARE blessed with a good job!  Fits right into our previous comment sharing.  So happy for you.

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