More and more team members at work are finding out that I have a master’s degree in math. My work friend (who isn’t my only work friend anymore) found out today, and most of the executive team leaders (ETLs) know now too.
The ETLs are the people in charge, sort of like the team leaders of the team leaders. The LODs are ETLs, but the converse isn’t necessarily true (yay math). To qualify to be an ETL, you have to have a bachelor’s degree and some leadership experience. Some of my team members (including my team leader and my LOD) think I should apply to be an ETL (since I’m certainly qualified).
As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, I like Target a lot. My LOD thinks I’m crazy for liking Target so much. Most of my team members stay away from Target on their days off, but I’m there all the time. Having a job that offers good money, great benefits, and great managerial experience at a place I love is a fantastic opportunity. I have a pretty good chance, too, since all the ETLs know me. They know I do good work, am reliable, and have an unnatural enthusiasm for Target.
I’m unsure, however, of whether I should apply. The ETL position certainly won’t use my math background, and I don’t know the potential for professional growth. Being an ETL would be totally different from being an actuary or a teacher. It’s a completely new path to consider.