Going back to work after having a baby has its own set of challenges that a new mom, or dad, face once you enter parenthood. The thought of waking up before the sun rises and heading off to work, after being up most of the night with a crying baby, seems unthinkable. Plus attempting to be the same employee you were before you left is no easy task. Although you’re going to experience a few hiccups along the way, hopefully these 5 tips will make heading back to work a little less stressful on you and your little one.
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A Q&A session with our Executive Vice President and Creative Director, Josh Norman.
After graduating college, a lot of people do not know what is next in their path. I remember finishing up my degree and realizing that it was time to get a “real” job and make it on my own. It was a lot to handle in a short amount of time. Moving to a new city and meeting new people can be hard. I found some easy ways to get involved and to network around San Antonio, Texas.
“How was your day?”
If your answer is, “Same as yesterday,” you definitely don’t work here.
A day in the life of a vibrant marketing firm like ours is, to say the very least, diverse.
Each is a one-off, replete with unique challenges and new opportunities to wrap our minds around the marketing needs of a myriad of different businesses, industries, services and philanthropies.
After 10 months of remission, my CANCER is back. When you get the news that it’s returned, you think that the results are incorrect; you did all of the treatments to fight the cancer, how and why is it back?. Then you have to move forward and plan for how to fight this yet again. My plan is this: doctors visits, bloodwork and chemo treatments to attack the cancer again, and this time, conquer it.
The cornerstone of success for every ad agency is the ability to establish, build and maintain mutually beneficial long-term relationships with clients. We all know the pursuit of new business is a constant challenge for every agency. So when you win an account it’s extremely important to take good care of that relationship. The life blood of the working relationship is financial. Hence, my philosophy of keeping small things small and big things big.
Being a chameleon in the workplace can be quite beneficial for you and your employer. For starters, really get to know your place of business and what makes it work. I’ve had six positions in the past 10 plus years within Texas Creative and have learned a lot in that time. Secondly, give of yourself. Put your best foot forward and in return you will be rewarded. A good work ethic speaks volumes and gets noticed. I’m pleased that my employer saw this in me and presented me with new opportunities and challenges along the way.
Prior to working at Texas Creative, I worked a retail job. This meant being on my feet for 8 hours or more throughout my day. When I started my new job, let me say, I was quite excited about having a desk and a chair.
As an active person, I started wondering about how sitting down all day would affect my health. After some research, which was quite shocking to say the least, the statistics are anything other than positive.
Working at an advertising agency can be an interesting experience for a gal like me, a gal grounded in numbers, statistics, and the bottom line, hidden in an office full of creative minds. Often times I wonder, “Is it possible to transform from the analytical into the world of the imagination?” Working in an agency setting has inspired me to try and change my way of approach at times and try to get inspired in new ways.