As a Recruiter, I am constantly talking with candidates who will be uplifting their roots and moving (sometimes with their families) to join the Rack. Moving is one of life’s biggest stressors. Moving is more than shuffling boxes and household goods from one place to another. Often times, it means that you will have to make big life changes and step into the BIG unknown. Talk about stressful!
Like many of the candidates I work with, I too picked up my roots and moved to San Antonio. I moved one hour south of my college stomping grounds (Eat ‘Em Up, Cats!). While that may not sound so bad, let me tell you, the transition was not exactly without emotional strain!
Since I was a recent college graduate, moving the boxes was pretty simple, but the change in my environment was terrifying. No longer did I have friends to meet up with for drinks after a tough day … If my car were to break down, who would I call? … Where is the grocery store? … What gym should I join? … What is the best way to drive to work? … I was in a place where I knew no one.
Trust me; my mom got a lot of tearful calls in my first couple months in the new city. I was alone.
THEN, my first day with Rackspace came. Wow! What an embracing place. I was quickly welcomed by my team and many other Rackers. The diversity here makes it easy to find people like you; people with similar interests, goals, and values. Name your interest; there is likely someone, (if not many people) at Rackspace with the same interest.
Softball has always been a big part of my life. I quickly found a Rackspace co-ed social team to join. Through this, my network of friends grew. The next thing I knew I was busy doing things with my newfound Racker friends.
Now, more than two years deep into my career with Rackspace, some of the best friends I have ever had, are here at the Rack. These people have traveled with me, invited me to their family gatherings, and even driven me to the ER in the middle of the night (Thanks Andrea and Brian!!).
I am no longer alone in San Antonio. I am part of a family; a family that no matter where my journey takes me, will be here for life!Category: Core Values Tags: Cyndi Klein, Moving to San Antonio, Rackspace, Recruiter, Texas State University