Just thought I'd take a minute to give some props to my boss.
I've been an at-home dad for three kids (to the left), going on almost 11 years. With all of them being in school, I, of course, have been on the Parent Club, 2 years as the VP and this next year as the president. Along with that, I've been a musician for almost my entire life. I'm heavily involved with the worship team at our church, Evergreen Valley Church in San Jose. I've been doing a lot of genealogy research on my family for years (ever been to Bakersville, NC? It's named after one of my ancestors.) I've been running the Ska Jerk web site and Ska Jerk Radio both going for over 6 years, now. Finally, for the last 10 years or so, I've been the front man for a Fresno based ska band called Los Hooligans.
In other words, I'm pretty busy.
So it figures that a little over a year ago I was offered a job, yes? So, from day one when the job was first offered, I made it very clear that my kids, church and school come first. My boss said that she'd talk it over with her partners who gave the OK. I was given the position of Document Control Leader and boy was that a wake up call! I stepped in not knowing too much at all about real estate. I felt like a lamb being led to the slaughter. However, my boss has bbeen there right from the beginning. Any questions I had, she had the answer. Any problems I had (and still have) she's been there to show me what to do. It's been a tough learning experience and a process I am still learning everyday. I've discovered that I am very lucky to have the boss that I do.
See, here's the deal. For the past 15 years or so, I've been looking over my wife's shoulder as she worked her way up the ladder. From an escrow assistant to escrow officer in Fresno, to the Operations Manager for a real estate company in San Jose, and now to starting an innovative company as Vice President of Realt-eTransAct. Along the way, she has been a great wife, mother to our children and, I'm not ashamed to say, provider to our family.
My boss is, in fact, my wife. And I couldn't be anymore proud of her and what she has done for herself, her family and her friends.