We’ve all started new jobs before, and we all know that every time it’s like drinking water from a fire-hose for the first couple months. Information overload is an easy place to camp when you start with a new company for a lot of reasons: You need to learn the processes, quirks - even people’s names before you start functioning on a very helpful level. Well…that’s usually the case; but not so much at Paramore.
Although I’m just a couple weeks in, I’m excited to be working with all of these brilliant people. Not only are they producing incredible work every time, they are as consistent as they come. Furthermore, they have the brain space and kindness to bring a newbie like me up to speed and help me get to know everyone. My first day on the job, Hannah, Jeanne and I walked over to what Hannah calls “the cafeteria” for lunch. It’s also known as: Whiskey Kitchen. Does it get any better than that?
I guess I should tell you a little bit about myself. I am a Minnesota native who is trying to lose the northern “O’s” as quickly as I can. I’m a cyclist, a hobbyist musician, and a gardener. I worked in the music biz for a few years doing tour marketing and web marketing when I first moved here. I’ve always enjoyed account management and project management - even in bands I played with during high school. After leaving the music industry, I worked a short stint in the tech industry as an account manager for Cisco Webex customers. That brings us to my new .is address.
I’m coming in at an exciting time. The Frist is doing some really exciting things that I’m proud to be a part of. I’m getting to know some wonderful people at Nashville State Community College and Cleveland State Community College. I’ve already made a road trip down to Cleveland State for a face to face meeting. My fellow employees of Paramore are ruling the speaking circuit. And overall, how great is it to really love the place you work? Usually, it’s a rare and beautiful thing, but not here. Everyone from Hannah Paramore to Gilly Ott is proud to be here - and that’s why I’m excited, too.
Now, I have a ton to learn and there is one heck of a learning curve with brilliant people like my co-workers. I’m excited and proud to be a part of it all. Here is to the people of Paramore.
Cheers to you, new friends.