Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday 13: My Job


I get the question all the time,
"What do you do for a living?"

For THURSDAY 13 this week, I'm going to tell you 13 things about my job.
  1. I work for St. Luke's Health System (it's a hospital) in Boise, Idaho.
  2. I work in the Health Foundation. We are the philanthropy (fundraising) department of our hospital, which is a non-profit.
  3. Our office is located in a tiny, historic old house called the "Aldecoa House." It was built in the late 1800's, has been moved 3 times, is on the historic home registry for Boise, and the upstairs bathroom still has the original wallpaper, pink toilet, and pink tub (in which it is rumored that someone committed suicide in... not like that's creepy or anything).
  4. My title is "Development Assistant," but I am classified as a secretary, hence my name badge. 
  5. My main responsibility at work is processing monetary donations that are received by the hospital. Whether it's a memorial gift, a grant, a just-because donation, or money from a fundraiser... it comes to my inbox and I handle it. 
  6. I answer all incoming phone calls at our foundation. That wasn't originally part of my job, but once my supervisor realized I wasn't getting the interaction my bubbly personality craved, that soon became something that I was in charge of.
  7. Part of my job is reading the newspaper obituaries daily. It's probably my least favorite aspect of my job because I sometimes know people in the obits. That's always hard.
  8. I got my job because of a college internship that I had with a local diabetes clinic. After my internship, the diabetes center hired me. Less than a year later, the clinic merged with St. Luke's and my job was transferred to the Foundation. 
  9. I have a gigantic A in my office that my mom gave me as a Christmas present. At first, I had NO IDEA what to do with it. When I moved to the Foundation, I knew immediately where the A was going.
  10. I have French doors that lead to a tiny balcony right off my office. I can't wait for summertime when I'm able to open the doors and feel the breeze as I do my work.
  11. I have 10 plants in my office. 4 succulents, 2 ivies, a money tree, a Christmas cactus, a parlor palm, and a lucky bamboo plant. I used to have more but I gave 3 to a coworker and took one home.
  12. When I'm having a hard day at work, I walk over to our gift shop and buy Lemonheads. They're 10 cents each and I buy as many as I can with the change I have in my purse. It's my little, sour indulgence.
  13. When I graduated college, my one goal was to work in the health promotion field at a hospital. I'm halfway to that goal, and not far from it at all.

So... that's what I do!
I hope you enjoy your Thursday!

Aunie Sauce

24 comments:

Krystal said...

I process donations at an art gallery... the life of a glamourous development assistant!! thanks for sharing!

Kerrie said...

very cool! I love getting to know this kind of stuff about people!

English Anderson said...

It's so nice to find a blogger who doesn't have children, crafts, or ungodly amounts of creating energy. I honestly don't relate to those women, as much as I love reading their posts. Anyway, a new follower, and fellow childless and DIYless lady.

English
www.befreckled.blogspot.com

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Very cool! Don't be surprised if your office gets inundated with calls from all of your loyal readers now, just to hear your voice and say hi. ;-)

Happy Friday eve!

Pamela said...

Wow! That's amazing!

Amber said...

I loved this! I want to work for a non-profit someday. That house is absolutely the sweetest.

Kristin Fleck said...

@English Anderson, I totally agree!! Sometimes I feel all alone in my no kids, not so great crafter blog :)

Aunie, adorable as always, my dear :)

English Anderson said...

@Kristin Fleck, we should probably stick together in our revolt against all that is normal in the blog world. I need to find a new niche to fit into! I'm very out of place...

English
www.befreckled.blogspot.com

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Allyson Butler said...

I love that your office has a little balcony - that's precious...even if the upstairs is creepy!

Anonymous said...

Girlfriend, I would definitely blur out your office's address! Your readers seem like great ladies, but you can never be too careful with personal information like that in blogland :)

Beverly said...

That's a mighty fine building you work in... love the greenery outside!!

and I would just cry myself to sleep every time I would have to do the task of reading obituaries :/ you have gotsta have some backbone, and I know you DO!!

Rocked your pretty face on my post today for sponsor spotlight :) Thanks for participating frannd!

Jamie said...

Sounds like a great job :)

The Students Wife said...

cute blog.. I just found yours and love it so far! i'm a new follower.. you can check mine out at www.studentswife.com

Annie said...

It sounds like you have a pretty cool job, Aunie! I love the decorative A in your office.

Kristine @ TheFoleyFam said...

LOVE that BIG A! Looks like a fun place!

The Pink Growl said...

I love the big A in your office! it sounds like a rewarding place to work!

Simone @ busy as a honey bee said...

Your job sounds interesting! I love that it doesnt entaial screaming children like mine does. But alas, i am grateful for my job! Thanks so much for sharing!

I found you throug the link up! Visit mine to read more about my job!

-Simone
@ busyasahoneybee.blogspot.com

Brit said...

I randomly stumbled across your blog today, and it turns out we're practically work-neighbors! I love Idaho nonprofits! I'm at ICF, right down the street and around the corner. Next time I see Sandy I'll ask her to say hi for me :)

Annelise Rowe said...

Oh my goodness! I am the person who receives the checks from ICF all the time! Such a small world! Hello from across the street!

Nicole said...

I'm completely envious of your office! It looks so comfortable and cozy! Thanks for sharing this part of your life with your loyal followers/friends!

Chelsea Moos said...

Came over from today's post "Take Care Forward". Just have to say I love the random piece of paper with Hex Codes for Teal and Peach. Glad you love your job!!

Annelise Rowe said...

Thanks Nicole! It is very cozy. I sit right at the top of the stairs to our office, so I always get to say hi to everyone, but it's still a private office that I really appreciate!! :) Thanks so much for reading. I appreciate you!

Annelise Rowe said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe you noticed that!! Actually, that was there so I could remind myself of my blog design colors (at the time) which were teal and peach!! You know, just in case something needed to be done in a pinch away from home! :) Seriously, so funny that you noticed. I totally forgot it was there!

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