Saturday, February 2, 2008

Back from Dallas...

Hey all y'all (I've heard enough of this this week), I finally got home last nigh just after 9 p.m. from Dallas, Texas. Bless Heather's heart waiting an extra hour and a half for me due to the flight delay (don't flight delays just stink?)

This was my first "official" business trip. It was kind of nice in the sense that everything was taken care of from the flight, to the hotel, to every meal. Basically what I did all week was get trained Every day from 8-5 on the business. I am very happy with Sherwin-Williams so far, it seems like a great company. What has impressed me perhaps more than anything is not only its very low turnover rate, but how many of its employees have been with the company most of their careers, upwards of 40 years. I think that this really tells me that there must be something about Sherwin-Williams and how it takes care of its employees. S-W even made the top 100 Fortune list of the best companies to work for in America. It did come in 98th place, but just making the list says something!

Like Heather already posted, we are headed up a little northward to Bountiful! This kind of came as a shock because there was quite a bit of movement which led to an immediate opening in the Orem store. So for a couple of weeks Heather and I just kind of assumed that they would probably just place me in Orem. However, the District Manager has others things in mind for me I guess. I'm actually really glad for this because it will be good for both of us (especially Heather) to get out of Utah County. I know I know, Bountiful isn't much different, but hopefully this is a stepping stone to us possibly moving in the future. There is a good chance of this. What happens with SW is that I will probably be an assistant for about a year give or take a couple of months, and then as opportunities present themselves, we might move to another store in Salt Lake, or perhaps out of state. Really, only time will tell. But for now I am just very excited and VERY overwhelmed going up to Bountiful to finally assistant manage.

By the way, if any of you are ever interested in possibly repainting a room or some little project around the house, give us a ring. I don't say this to "make money" off of you, but rather as an opportunity to take on a new fun project. I can't wait for us to move into our first house hopefully in the next couple of years and really have fun painting rooms. Painting can really be fun!

Anyways, this is about all the news I have. It was fun going to Dallas, especially seeing 90% of the guys I went with getting wasted every night (this is something that I just won't ever completely understand). Hope you enjoyed this blog. I'll let Heather post on here whenever, and occasionally I'll update you on my happenings.

Happy February!


Kerstin said...

I am so happy for you both! However (to plant some little seeds), I am not so secretly hoping that someday you will move just a little bit closer to us so our kids can really get to know each other. But, I am still really glad you are staying in Utah for the time being!

Beau and Emily said...

Hey I am so happy for you two! You will have so much fun in Bountiful! Have fun, lov em