Military Spouse Employment Initiative: Stephanie Wright
March 29, 2021 - Defence Stories
Stephanie Wright and family.
My family and I have been through several postings and although it has been a bit stressful, the moves have all been smooth. I’ve worked in the corporate travel industry for many years and was in this industry when I met my husband, who works in the Army, in 2001. I was able to work in this industry in all the places we were posted to, with the exception of Europe.
When we moved to Kingston in 2015, I maintained my job worked from my home office. I wanted to change paths for quite some time and I finally did in 2017. I tried running my own business, but this did not work out for me.
I discovered the Military Spouse Employment Initiative (MSEI) in the autumn of 2018 and applied online. In the meantime, I found work in a few places that paid over minimum wage, while hoping to get a job through the MSEI.
In July of 2019, I received a call from the RMC Dining Hall for a job in Food Services. I began work in August 2019 and by October, I signed a contract to be an indeterminate employee. I have learned a lot in the food service area and have met some wonderful people.
I am still employed at the RMC Dining Hall and have been applying to several job postings. A position with Food Services is not my end goal, but now I can apply to internal job postings for all federal government agencies. I am hoping for an administrative position in the near future.
Everything happens for a reason and I am thankful for the opportunity that I received through the MSEI program. My family and I are quite content that I have secure and steady employment. I hope many other military partners are able to use this program and have the opportunity to find a fulfilling position that they greatly deserve.
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