I remember on 2006 my first day at work we (My manger and I) suppose to open a new branch in a few days, I was very nervous and I glanced around and saw my expression was mirrored in my Manager faces, the bank management welcomed us warmly and ordered us a pizza. They explained what they expected from us and walked us through the steps. I remember leaving with a happy feeling that I landed a great job. The first week was very challenging, however we really tried hard until we knew what we were doing like the back of our hands. After a couple of weeks we hired the first staff member and we were ready to start on a first project. We divided the assignment among each others, and after that we never looked back.
The management was very supportive throughout the process, and all in all, my time with the bank has taught me many beneficial things, to always have an open mind and be willing to work in any type of work environment, and to be willing to adapt to fit in new work place, always be respectful and kind to my manager but my coworkers as well.
I can truly say that Independence was a great company to work for, fun environment I truly loved and enjoyed our customers and coworkers. We as a team learned a lot from each others, and the management was very understanding, progressive, and tried to do the right thing as far as helping the customers to reach their goals. I was fortunate enough to hire my own team, and throughout the years we became like a family.