Monday, October 17, 2011

Life in the Suburbs!

My "Silver Limo"
Something unusual happened today...I departed from my typical Monday morning light rail commute and actually DROVE TO WORK! And you know what was weird? I really missed the ten-minute, earphones in, zoned out ride to work. It's crazy how you actually have to pay attention while driving down the I-10...no texting for me on this morning's commute!

Anyway, I'm excited to report that I have taken on a new challenge at work and I am now working as a part of what my bank refers to as their "Float Team." It basically means that I'm supporting staff at banking centers as they are short-handed or when new staff is undergoing a training period. It's an exciting new opportunity.
My Temporary Home

Today I had the chance to work at the bank located at 48th Street & Chandler Blvd (in the Ahwatukee neighborhood of Phoenix). This beautiful neighborhood is located at the base of South Mountain and is well known as a haven for raising a family. It was such a change of pace from my usual Downtown Phoenix office. In Downtown the typical clientele are professionals working as attorneys, bankers or city/county/state workers. At the office in Ahwatukee the clientele was mostly small business owners and families. It was fun to watch parents come in with their kids and use the free coin counter to teach their kids about saving money. So, although I missed my friends (coworkers/clients) Downtown, I must say that I really enjoyed my day in "the burbs!" I can tell this is going to be a fun new experience as a "floater."

2 comments:

Crystal said...

Someday I will live in Awatukee (sp?) and drive an Audi Q7 to Braden's baseball games and Jades ballet classes. I'll invite you to my mansion occasionally if you want.

Allen said...

For some reason that doesn't sound like your style ;-) But I'll be happy to hang out at your mansion and drive the Q7 from time to time!
Oh, and I finally figured out how to spell Ahwatukee...had to go in and edit my post LOL!