Registered: March 2006
I've been working on this album for about three years off and on. I really hope to finish it one day. I thought I'd share the layouts I have made with SP kits.
Journaling reads: Human Resources - a function whose invisible motto often seems to be, “No good deed goes unpunished.” In the early years, I found myself being strict, rigid, and black and white when it came to the enforcement of policies. And, of course, being rigid and strict doesn’t build relationships or nurture trust. I’ve had to learn along the way that I need to be more flexible, understand an employee’s needs and wants, and see what I can do to help them achieve those without crossing the line of doing something illegal,
really inconsistent, or unfair to others. The change in my approach has made my job more enjoyable, and I hope I’ve had the opportunity to better serve the employees I work with. In reflecting, I remember that I never could figure out what I wanted to be in life. Until I saw my brother give
himself a shot of insulin and I almost passed out, I thought I wanted to be a nurse; I worked in a private religious school and thought I wanted to
become a teacher; I took accounting courses in college and did so well, I thought I wanted to become an accountant. Then, I worked in the Human Resources field and finished my degree in Business Management. The first real job opportunity after state employment was working in Human Resources and Community Relations for a major gold mine. I stayed with that company for almost 12 years, building my HR resume with experience in various positions and specialties along the way. I think because I was paid well and continued to move up in the Human Resource organization, the career choice wasn’t so much of a choice as it was a foregone conclusion. Oh, there
are lots of things in an HR career that aren’t fun and people’s lives you sometimes impact in a negative way. But for every one of those experiences, I’ve also had the opportunity to help people grow in their jobs, point people in the right direction, listen to people’s problems, help them with healthcare issues, build morale, and earn people’s trust and respect. And in the end, how could anyone ask for more? Well, I do wish I could afford to retire now.