Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Friends At Work

I am absolutely, ecstatically delighted because another part of my master plan just clicked in to place. One of my close friends, Essa, who suffered through with me working at my old firm, The Law Firm From Hell, just started working at my new firm! I'm so excited for her that she no longer has to subject herself to that toxic, dismal, soul-crushing environment, and I'm so excited for me because now I have yet another one of my closest friends working with me! Yay!

I love, love, love my new law firm. Eight months in to it and I LOVE IT. Quite a difference from my last firm where, on the first day, I felt as if a piece of me had started to die a slow, miserable, suffocating death. Now, I am literally filled with warm, fuzzy gratitude to my new firm on a regular basis. They saved me from the Law Firm From Hell, they are normal, wonderful human beings, and they have allowed me to work with some of my closest friends. First there was Em, then there was getting to know all of the other awesome associates who work here, and now Essa has joined the crew.

Seriously, what could be better than coming in to work every day and working with your friends? Ok, maybe having a spa vacation with all of your friends would be better than working. But, short of a vacation, working with your friends in a positive environment, in a place where you genuinely feel happy to come to work every day, pretty much takes the cake in terms of a daily working existence.

I'm so happy and grateful at the moment, I'm moved to say: If you are in an unhappy place, get out. CHANGE THINGS. They can be better. A lot better. You won't regret it.


Gypsy said...

I'm so glad it's working out for you. And good luck to your friend! I hope she likes it as much as you do. :)

Starshine said...

How fun! I love this post because it is so wonderful to see you on the other side of leaving TLFFH. You seem so sunny, happy and full of gratitude. How awesome to be in the firm you're at now vs. working at the old place.

Yea, Buttercup!

Miss S said...

Aww, nice!

Miss S

jehara said...

i know what you mean. i just started a new job and i work with two of my closest friends. it's like being in school again, the part where you get to see your friends everyday in class. yay for your new firm! :)

No Nonsense Girl said...

I love this post. How inspiring and adapted to what I'm going through :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Starshine said...

Happy Valentine's Day, friend.