I joined The Karcher Group as a Web Marketing Specialist on September 1st and as I look back over the last 3 months, in ways the time has felt like it has flown by and yet it feels like I have been here for years.
When I interviewed here at The Karcher Group I was very skeptical if they were who they said they were. I was told in the interview that working at TKG is an absolute blast and that TKG is a huge family that is very tight nit. They also told me that they value their employees and their families. They claimed that one of their values were to respect their employees time with their families. Needless to say, I left the interview thinking “I have to get this job. This is the career that I have been looking for. However, at some point on my drive home I felt the pessimistic side of my personality come out. I remember thinking, I have been told these things before. I have been told I would have fun. I have been told by employers that they value my family.
The first couple weeks were pretty rough trying to get to know everyone while learning a new position, but after awhile I began to really connect with some of my fellow TKG-ers. After some pool tournaments and a few company outings, I realized I had in fact found the place I was meant to be at.
Those early games of pool opened up the flood gates. It loosened up my corporate understanding of what working hard was. It forced me to UN-tuck my dress shirt and relax a little bit. As I was gaining perspective on the phrase “WORK HARD, PLAY HARD” I started and continue to gain perspective on the group at TKG. This group is tight nit. They are a team. They are a team that gets results, a team that cares about each other. This truly is a family. They are in it together. I am very excited about to be a part of this group and I look forward to working with these people for years to come.