I heard this quote for the first time while watching “Fools Rush In” and it’s really stuck with me. It describes exactly how I felt after my first experience at the Castle in April, 2010.
I lived in New York for 3 years and moved back to San Antonio in November 2009. The transition was rough. Very rough. I’m a total city girl and loved the diversity, culture, and opportunities that the Big Apple has to offer on every city block. On top of adjusting to San Antonio life and being around family 24/7, searching for a job was a very humbling experience… to put it mildly. It doesn’t seem like a long time in retrospect, but when you have a Masters degree from NYU and a few years experience, job hunting for over 7 months would be a huge blow to anyone’s confidence.
I had heard of Rackspace before, but never thought it was for me. I actually didn’t know what hosting was. We’re talking about a girl who moved to New York to work in public relations during Fashion Week - what could I possibly want with the world of technology? And vice versa.
My journey to Rackspace had many chapters to it. It wasn’t a simple cut and dry “you’re hired” here’s your desk. It started with a temp position doing data entry for a couple weeks for my current team. Then I actually started the interview process for a position I didn’t get. The next step was working as a contractor for a couple of months. And finally, the last step was getting the full time offer to start in January 2011.
After my first experience here, I just knew this is where I wanted to be. It felt comfortable, like an environment where everyone can be themselves. I’ve always felt that you really have to enjoy where you work since it’s basically your second home. That feeling I’d been searching for since I moved back to San Antonio, that sense of belonging, I found it at Rackspace. Who knew this former fashion intern would find a home at a hosting company? I sure didn’t, but I’m so happy I’m here.Category: Rackers Tags: Living in San Antonio, Moving from New York, Moving to Texas, Rackspace Journey, Working for Rackspace