When I was younger, I had a very vivid imagination and could picture every detail about my life after college. I was going to work for a Fortune 500 company, rise through the ranks to become CEO, and dedicate myself completely to my career. That meant I wouldn’t have time for a family, friends, or even a few minutes to just relax. Looking back on 18 year old me, I realize just how unrealistic those expectations were because life always happens when you’re least expecting it. Instead of working at a Fortune 500 company and sacrificing my life to corporate America, I now work for a local credit union and have time for an amazing family.
You see, when I was 18 years old and planning out the rest of my life, I didn’t understand that the best things in life weren’t things. I couldn’t comprehend the importance of working for a company that valued its employees and customers over the bottom line. Of course, now that I work for SunWest, I can no longer picture that life because I have seen first-hand just how critical it is to work for people who make you feel like family.
When my son was born with a rare heart defect, all I could think about was what we were about to endure as a family and the challenges that lie ahead. However, not once did I worry about my employment or if my employer would work with me on a new schedule and plan going forward. Instead, members of my SunWest family came together to donate money and prepare meals for us so we had one less thing to worry about. I share my story with you not to make you sad, but to show you what SunWest is all about.
Here at SunWest, we truly are dedicated to changing lives and our commitment to making a positive difference is even stronger today than it was when we first opened our doors in 1937. That’s why we wanted to give you an opportunity of a lifetime; a chance to see what we care about and also share what matters most to you.
Show us what you would do with a SunWest personal loan for your chance to win one of three great cash prizes. You can learn more about the contest and submit your entry by visiting our contest page online or watching the following video: https://youtu.be/ET2eOxXbOtY. We also encourage you to stop by your nearest branch or follow us on social media to see what your favorite credit union team members would do with a SunWest personal loan.