posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 01:26 PM
Happy Wednesday Morning ATS!
AOL, Myspace, bebo, yahoo... they have all come and gone, but ATS has still stayed strong.
My profile says I have been a member since 2010 but my lurking and participation on ATS goes back to 2004. I am currently 29 years old and first came
across ATS when I worked night shift at an Intel fab during my internship when I was 18 years old. My job was to be the warm body in a warehouse for
12 hours a night. I spent my nights reading ATS (and also BTS for those who know what I am talking about) and all of the wonderful, quirky, and
sometimes downright weird postings that go on here. ATS has literally been a major contributor to how I live my life today; it is by far my favorite
online community. It has taught me to use logic, rationalization, connect dots, listen to people, and above all; deny ignorance.
Being said, I received some wonderful news today about a new job offer as their acting Director of Marketing and Chief Strategist. I have been
incredibly (emphasis) unhappy at my current position for the last year but today I received an offer with more pay, benefits, and a better working
environment. Things that I hope will lead to a better standard of living for both myself and my family.
I want to also share that I have no secondary education, no degree, and have never once stepped foot into a college classroom. I have been fired
twice, had to take lower positions, and had to live in some not so great areas of town. I am only sharing this because I believe that a lot of people
(specifically in my generation) feel a sense of hopelessness about their future. So, I only share this not to toot my own horn, but only as an example
that the American Dream is still attainable to everyone that has the patience and work ethic to reach it.
I digress and just wanted to share this with the ATS community because I believe that the last decade of reading posts, replies, and the advice of ATS
members has been a huge factor of where I am today.
I also can't put in my notice yet and begin the transition...hence...ATS