In an effort to get more people in the sales and service team to write more, I have been enlisted to write my first post. Writing has never been my strong suit, and since I do not have any technical background, I was nervous selecting a topic on which to write. But my manager said I could write about ANYTHING so I’ll take him up on that and write about something that is important to me; transitioning from a SAHM (stay at home mom) to a working mom at Puget Systems.
I recently came back to the office workplace when my youngest daughter began kindergarten. Although I have a degree in Business Administration, I haven’t had a 9-to-5 job since 2009. It has been a change reporting to work each day compared to spending time at home with my daughters. I thought it would be more challenging returning to work than it has been. I think the company I work for and the positive atmosphere has really played a huge roll in the fact that I don’t have very much “mom guilt” working away from home. I like what I do. I like coming to work. And I love the fact that I feel productive and challenged. Believe it or not, I feel less stress having a full time job than I did being a stay-at-home-mom. For me, when I am in a good work environment, I am in a better mood, therefore I perform better at work.
I used to manage a small construction company-which I loved, but the expectations weren’t as high as they are at Puget, and that’s a good thing. With 28 employees, Puget is officially the largest company I have worked for, but at the same time, I feel like I have a better relationship with the people I work with than I ever had at the small companies I worked for in the past.
Since my desk in located in the lobby, I get to greet everyone and have a conversation with them every day; whether they are just coming in to work, grabbing coffee from the Keurig machine or walking by on their way into a meeting.
Puget Systems is unlike any other company I have worked for. I am always learning, problem solving or being asked to gain more knowledge. Whether it is being put in charge of a large project, studying for my CompTIA A+ exam, or training the team on phone skills, I feel like an integral addition to the company.
I love their mission statement:
“We believe that computers should be a pleasure to purchase and own. They should get your work done, and not be a hindrance.”
From managers on down to production; staff genuinely care that each customer is treated with respect and provided the best experience when purchasing a new computer.
As a mom, I want to make a difference if I’m going to be away from home, I feel like I’m given that opportunity at Puget Systems.