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Business Analyst on the Supply Chain Project Execution Team

That title is my new title. I don’t discuss work on this site much because you never know what might be miscontstrued and used against you in a court of law. Everyone is so hyper-sensitive (or maybe only I am) that you can barely say Black or Mexican without checking yourself mentally as if you just said a curse word.

I applied for this internal position 3 weeks ago and when I finally got a call from my new boss saying that I got the job I felt like Simon Cowell had just told me that I was going to Hollywood. You see, this is the first time in my entire IT career that I feel like I have had an actual job that I could be proud of. Silly? Maybe. My former bosses would have told you that my previous roles were extremely important to the function of TI and I believe that they were, they just weren’t important to me. Where you work, what you choose to do with your life is like choosing a mate. You spend 40 hours a week there, often times much more than that and so shouldn’t you care about your work? Shouldn’t you look forward to going into the office? Shouldn’t you be proud of what you do?

I look around this world and I see people who have settled for “okay” instead of working for “Great”. We take the easy way out, we don’t buck the system, we are afraid to take risks. I’m at a point in my life where I can afford to take a few risks. I’ve accomplished so much more than I ever thought I was capable of and it has given me confidence to do so much more.

I plan to bust my arse in this new role to make my new boss proud. I am excited to be doing something that will be challenging and different from anything that I’ve ever done before. I thank God everyday for the small things in my life. I am grateful, each and every day for my house and my job and even my Honda Pilot. Those are material things and some may say they don’t matter, but for me there are some things in life that are foundational and allow you to build a life that allows you the opportunity to truly make a difference in this world. Sure, I could struggle and live meagerly, but God said in John 10:10 “I have come that you might have life and have it to the full” and so I decided to take him up on that offer.

What are you doing with your life?

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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