Facebook has a feature called “On This Day” that shows you posts you made this date in previous years. Over the weekend, Facebook reminded me that I got a new job on this day back in 2009… and 2010, 2014, and 2015.
And now, 2016.
October 1st is the first day of the government’s fiscal year. That’s when our budget is approved (except in 2013 when Susan and I were on furlough). Because of this, that’s when a lot of federal jobs open up.
In 2009, I left Lockheed Martin and became a federal employee, taking a job with security. One year later, my old department hired me back and I worked as an enterprise administrator with one foot still in security. In 2014 I moved to a different security department, and last year, I decided to try my hand in the communication department. Each of these jobs have had their ups and downs, and some have been better than others.
That being said, I am very excited about my new position for several reasons. I’ll be working in Client Planning and Design — CP&D for short. Not only are they working on some interesting projects, but I know several of the guys in that department and I am greatly looking forward to working alongside them.
For the first day of work of my new job I shaved and put on a dress shirt and tie — kind of ridiculous since I’ll be working from home and the only other person here is Mick Rib, but it’s the thought that counts. A new leaf has been turned!