As most of you know from my excited FB postings Jerem recently got hired into a new position at Marvin Windows. A little background for those unfamiliar with his job. He started there after graduating high school – 15 years ago. Wow! (On a side note, yes he robbed the cradle, 15 years for one company seems like a long time to me). He began in production working out on the plant floor and over 10 years moved into lead positions, quality control, and perhaps some others I am forgetting. About 5 years ago he was well into working on his Associates degree and saw an opening for a drafter/designer in the engineering dept. He applied and got the job. He was so excited to be in a field that challenged him mentally and enabled him to work on projects with others. He has great PR. :) His supervisors quickly saw that he was someone who was driven and gave him more responsibilities with acquiring custom equipment from outside sources. A couple months ago he told me he was starting to get bored in his job, and didn’t feel like it was challenging anymore. Not too long after a position opened up that he applied for. And he got it! His new job is a Reliability Engineer. Basically the way I understand it best is he is the Engineer for Maintenance, Electrical, the Break Down crew, and the Tool and Dye shop. He will deal with the people he used to work with a lot along with maintenance acting as a bridge of sorts between the two. Which is great since Jerem gets along well with both and foresees bringing the two depts. closer together.
We of course wanted to celebrate, but decided to do it an economical way. So he picked up some steaks on the way home, I fed the kids and started a movie for them in their room. Jerem grilled, I made pasta salad and we had a very nice quiet meal together. Much better than any restaurant we would have gone to. Yes, it only lasted about 20 minutes before we got interrupted, but it was so worth it!