We are small enough to know things about each other. Makes for a better, more friendly working environment. It is nice to come to work and know all of the faces that I see. It is amazing how such a diverse group of individuals comes together to accomplish so much.
I am in HR for a reason - I like to fix issues for people. Each day is so different for me. I could be helping on a project, orienting a new hire, walking an employee through the process concerning Covid, involved in a HIPAA situation, training, explaining to a young new hire about insurance and how it works, or just listening to an employee with a problem (whether it is personal or business-related). In my role, I must be adaptive, flexible, and have the ability to think on the spot to handle the issues that are presented daily.
I thought about being a Medical Examiner. Quincy MD was an obsession. I was an avid roller skater and participated in dances, races, and specialized events such as limbo and high jump competitions.
My children are college graduates! One has a master's degree. It took commitment and sacrifice to ensure it would happen.