Wednesday, March 22, 2006

New job… new life?

So some of you may know... Chances are you do if you happen to be family. But if you just come to this site for info on what's going on with me... you most likely don't know then.
I've taken a new job with Clear Channel radio in Chattanooga. Yea, I should have posted this a long time ago, so sue me. I started down here on 3.16.06 as I packed up and left Murray which I had been a part of for almost 5 years. And I left the company that I had put 8 years into. (In fact, it may have been exactly 8 years!)
This move was something that needed to happen though. I was stuck in a go no where job, with a boss I didn't get along with, in a town I could have, but didn't really want to stay in the rest of my life. So I thought this would be a good time to take an opportunity to advance my life. I think a lot of you knew it was coming after some events that took place in the summer of 05’.
It was a hard choice to make, but I had some really good help and support from a lot of people that are close to me. And even though I’ve only got a few days under my belt here, I think it’s going to be a good job. There’s a lot of room for advancement within the company, there’s tons and tons of locations to work at, and I finally get to see how a well run radio station works. I’m still doing the same work, only I’m an assistant engineer here. So there are different tasks that I’m assigned in this job that I would not have normally had time for in Murray. So it’s still a learning experience. And no, I haven’t ruled out on air work. If I feel I’ve reached the ceiling on this job, I could always return to the air waves. Who knows what the next couple of years will hold.
It was hard to leave Murray though… I felt like I was leaving behind my life for a new one. But then I realized that this is life. Life is change, whether it is for the better or the worse. Yes there are things that I’m changing in my new life; job, location, goals, and an overall way of life. But there are things I’m not leaving behind, things and people that make my life a constant. Even when things are gone, they are still with you forever.
Wow, that was a little serious even for me! So I possibly got hit on by a guy yesterday at best buy… there, that lightened things up.
But seriously, I’m now living in Chattanooga alone and working for the king of radio, Clear Channel. It’s going to be hard for several reasons… But as I’ve told several people… I didn’t come down here to make new friends or start a whole new life, I came for the job, the opportunity to grow, and the money.
If you have any questions or want to wish me luck or something like that, feel free to e-mail me. Any contact with my peoples would be welcome.

Btw… IT DOESN’T GET COLD IN CHATTANOOGA! But I’ve got a fireplace just in case it does. ;-)
Posted by evanelrod at 08:30 AM