|you won't meet a couple that is more fun than us|
President Ronald Reagan declared the first Military Spouse Appreciation Day in 1984. Although it's been around for 28 years, I don't think many know about it. Typically, I find out about it a couple of days after by stumbling upon an article.
This year, I had some advance notice since I'm heading to the Military Blog Conference this weekend. Anyways, I read an article yesterday that talked about how military spouses cannot survive in the corporate world. It's true, in fact, I'm struggling with it right now. So, in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, I'm going to
I am a social media and email marketing strategist and consultant for a top, fast casual restaurant, headquartered in California. We PCS'd a couple of months ago and I have been fortunate enough to be able to work remotely. While it is a digital job and things are going smoothly, the company ideally needs all employees to physically be at the office. While my boss and I may disagree with that, our say doesn't really matter. So, they've been looking for my replacement and I'm interviewing a few people next week.
So why can't military spouses survive in the corporate world? For one, when I interviewed for my current position I told them we would be in California for 4-6 years, knowing that I was stretching the truth a bit. During my final interview I knew that they were going to offer me the position, and I was beyond excited- you would've stretched the truth, too. Honestly, I'm surprised they even hired me knowing that at some point in time I would be leaving. That's struggle number one: fibbing about the time you're going to be at a duty station to get a job.
It's on my mind 24/7- knowing that I'm being forced out of a job I love. Not only do I love my job, but I created the position, built the company's presence and have enhanced online media, with outstanding performance, metrics, analytics and campaigns to back me. I love my job, I'm passionate about what i do and most of all, I love the company and the people I work with. I don't get compensated nearly as much as I deserve or what the average person in my position makes, but I don't care- I love my job.
|the best coworkers and friends anyone could ever ask for|
|the first group of Marine Wives I got to know|
|Brady was 6 months old. Travis deployed when he was 3 weeks old. Brady was begging for his return.|
|some pretty amazing Marines.|
|my late grandma, a navy wife|