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  • Writer's pictureLeah Jones

Last Day at IES

Perhaps my blog hasn’t been very clear, so let me explain my life in a few easy to understand bullet points.

  1. May 4, 2002–I left Colorado for Chicago.

  2. June 16, 2002–I start covering a temp job at IES

  3. September 7, 2002–I start full time at IES as a Program Assistant

  4. May 1, 2003–I moved into the Ravenswood Apartment

  5. May 2, 2003–I get coffee at the Perfect Cup and am disappointed

  6. May 3, 2003–I get coffee at Sweet Occasions and am not disappointed

  7. May 4, 2003–Feeling the crunch of moving to Ravenswood, I ask Andy to hire me at Sweet Occasions

  8. May 5-10, 2003–I am broke, but manage to find $1.60 every day for one cup of coffee.

  9. May 11, 2003 (or so)–I go into Sweet Occasions and buy one scoop of Cookie Dough Ice Cream in a cup to go. I ask Andy, again, to hire me.

  10. A few days later in May, 2003–I interview and WOW Andy and am hired.

  11. Sometimes toward the end of May–I start working at Sweet Occasions.

  12. November 4, 2003–I am sent to London for IES.

  13. March 22, 2004–I return to Ravenswood from London

  14. April 14, 2004–I accept an offer to become the Manager of Sweet Occasions and More in Rogers Park.

  15. April 14, 2004–I resign from IES, effective April 30, 2004.

  16. April 30, 2004–My last day at IES.

On Monday, the day after the Fancy Food Show, I will start managing the Sweet Occasions and More in Rogers Park. What does that mean for me? It is, indeed, a huge risk. I am a risk taker, there is evidence I can pull if you don’t believe me.

It is a chance for me to be a part of the “Next Big Thing” in Chicago. It is a chance to be a part of a company that will, one day, be studied by MBA students. That is why I’m leaving.

Also–think about it–is there a better field to work in than candy and ice cream?

No.

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