Almost 9 years ago, I got a call from a temp agency who set up my interview with Bridgestone. I thought, “man, I really don’t want to work at a dirty tire shop.” I was new to Nashville, my dental assistant certifications didn’t carry over to TN, and I couldn’t get a job. I remember pulling up to our old corporate office and completely surprised that it wasn’t a tire shop. This small town girl, wasn’t prepared for the corporate world! I’m forever thankful that they took a chance on me - when no one else in this big city would.
I’ve seriously grown up at Bridgestone! I got married, graduated college (because of their gentle nudge), had a baby, and they’ve supported me while I figure out this working mom role.
I’ve met some of the most amazing people at Bridgestone and they have become my framily. I will always cherish their friendships. When you spend this much time with people each day, it helps to love them! I’ve been able to travel and experience some pretty cool things because of them. I’ve held 5 positions, endured several company restructures, been there for the high and low performing years, and experienced the move to Bridgestone Tower. Being apart of the growth and strengthening of this company has been an honor!
I cried in each executives office as I gave them my reason for leaving, yet they showed me nothing but compassion. I was lovingly told, I’ll always have a home a Bridgestone. The other night, I was given this beautiful print that I will proudly hang in my future office.
My last week walking into my beautiful building is quickly coming to an end and I’m not entirely sure on how I’m going to be able to walk out those doors for the last time. The last couple weeks have felt like a dream but reality is setting in and all the emotions are hitting me.
Thank you Bridgestone for being a beautiful chapter in my book!