Melissa Philpot never imagined her days would consist of reviewing dozens of contracts and bids, inventorying and organizing a dusty warehouse or working out in the country off Interstate 5 in what seems like a small city of compressors, turbines, water pumps and electrical lines.
Before she started working at the Lodi Energy Center, Philpot worked in human resources at a timeshare company for four years. She received complaints all day long. It was negative energy, and she described herself as wanting to pull her hair out. So she answered an unexpected job listing on Craigslist.