Workin’ for a Livin’

In my almost-30 years on this planet, my father has worked for two companies:   Browning Arms all while I was growing up, then the LDS Church since about the time I went on my mission.   I’d call that a commendable track record, especially in today’s labor marketplace.

I mention this because, this morning, I am about to start a job with my fourth company since Audrey was born four years ago.   (Heck, since Nathan was born two years ago!)   The number is even higher if you count changes in management and/or name (i.e. Clear Channel sold ABC 4 to Newport Television; Rocky Mountain Printing was bought out by Printech Plus and became RM Plus, both of which are now being sold to FC Printing / Advantage Mailing; and E-Harbor changed its name to Marketecture.)

My new position is doing web development (surprise!) for a company called Sound Concepts.   I have worked with them as one of RMP’s biggest print-on-demand clients and I always thought it would be cool to work with them full-time instead.   Just days after I got laid off from E-Harbor, my contact with Sound Concepts approached me about the possibility of coming to work for them, and I jumped at the chance.   My salary will be better than at any of the other places I’ve worked, and there’s the added bonus of having their headquarters literally a mile and a half from our house here in American Fork.

I hope that I’ll have a little more longevity with Sound Concepts than I have had with other jobs recently.   Maybe Baby #3 (due in September, if you missed the announcement!) will be able to look back at his/her life and say, “My dad has only had one job since I was born.”   Wish me luck!

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One Response to “Workin’ for a Livin’”

  1. MicahNo Gravatar Says:

    web developement doesn’t lend itself to longevity. In my son’s lifetime (He’s not quite 4 yet) I’ve worked for 5 companies 😀 The only way I’m going to stay at a job for more than a few years will probably be if I own the company.

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