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Not A Good Day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

I woke up feeling so drained and tired and my feet still hurt from working yesterday so I am really hopping that soon my feet will get used to standing all day and not hurt so much. I do wear my walking shoe with my orthodics but still they hurt so much.

Oh well I know, give it time. I can hear your voices telling me to hang in and it will get better. I hope so.

I also hear all of you saying that things will get better at work and that I am still having learning pains and so are my co-workers and bosses.

I didn't have a good day at work at all. I got yelled at and was told that I will be written up if I continue to talk to much.

Ugh!

One: I was helping a customer
Two: my favorite co-worker was explaining how to do something the right way before I did it wrong,

Three: I stayed at cash desk to get all the stuff I needed to put in a cart so that I can reshope the store and put these items away.

She didn't want to hear my reasons or my excuses. So for the rest of the day I felt like I was walking on a thin wire. I didn't talk at all unless a customer asked me a question, Then I kept my answers short and sweet.

So as you can read I am still learning the ins and outs of managements.

I will get there. I just needed to vent.

As you all say give it another month and I will be and old pro and I won't have these up and down.

Well not so many anyways.

I also need not to take things personally. I still do and I know must of us do.

One good things I did get a ride home from work, John came and got me and I am sparking


Then that said manager said I wasn't talking enough. emoticon

My feet still hurt, in fact they are burning and I am soaking them right this minute.

I think I need better socks that won't cause this burning sensation. I will have to buy some tomorrow when I go out.

Wow I an feeling better now that I have vented and will go for a work out in another five minutes, once I dry my feet.

I am going to ride my stat. bike while watching Dancing with the Stars, then do some free weights.

I need to lose these 7 pounds that I have gained and can't lose because I am eating junk food or much healthy foods.

I have to manage my food and exercising program better. I have time to figure it out and I will start tomorrow.

Tonight is a right off because I ate three slices of Hawian Pizza with shrimp and two cups of coffee. I am two over my calorie count and way over in my sodium.

Now I am sighing off to work off this extra fat and pizza that I ate.

At least I am smart to work out now instead of waiting for tomorrow where I would have weighed more.

I am so glad I have all your support and prayer I need them. I feel your arms around me and helping me deal with my new job.

Thanks for being here for me.

Sandraland out.

  
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GOANNA2 10/19/2011 6:16PM

    I'm sorry that you are having to deal with all this.
Hope you have a good day tomorrow. emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/19/2011 10:59AM

    Sandra, I'm so glad that you have this attitude. I know that you need to do whatever it takes to keep this job a positive experience. Just remember that you are building your resume. You may not stay at this store forever, but you are getting your name built so that you will have references for a better place in the future. You can do ANYthing temporarily, so just take it one day at a time and keep being humble and willing to learn. Hang in there, and have a good day! Love, your friend, Lori emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 10/18/2011 11:01PM

    You can always count on my prayers and support. You are awesome and management will learn that soon too.
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MELLABELLAS 10/18/2011 10:01PM

    Hey.. I know EXACTLY how you feel.

I get very anxious working at the fabric store because I am always hoping that I do well and don't mess up.

I'm in a unique situation because my boyfriend also works at the same store. When I tell him that I think I'm doing bad, he says I am being hypercritical of myself. Maybe you do the same? That was totally uncool for the manager to yell @ you like that. Customer service gets people coming back to the store.

I guess that's why I am always recieving Michael's coupons at Joann! They don't let their workers help customers!

Anyway I'm sorry your feet still hurt. Mine do as well. I am thinking of buying some Dr.Scholl's to wear inside my shoes. My work day would be so much better if I wasn't in pain!

Hang in there. I know you will be an expert soon.

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SHERRY666 10/18/2011 1:36PM

    VENTING IS GOOD..... AND I'M HAPPY YOU DID....... THINGS WILL GET BETTER..... EVERYTHING WILL COME TOGETHER..... YOU WILL START LOSING FROM ALL THE WALKING AND STANDING YOUR DOING.... AND SOON YOU WILL KNOW THE WHOLE STORE AND WHAT TO DO..... IT TAKES TIME..... KEEP IN THE BEAT.... YOU CAN DO THIS SANDRA..

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/18/2011 11:14AM

    Venting and exercising will get you through the stress. Hang in there.

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TUFFYBIRD 10/18/2011 11:09AM

    I agree ... hang in there! Sometimes it takes time to learn all the personality quirks of co-workers (never mind the new job).

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CCPICTUREMOM 10/18/2011 10:55AM

  Hang in there and you never know what the manager was facing that day she yelled at you. Just be yourself and you will learn the ins and outs.

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NATPLUMMER 10/18/2011 10:31AM

    Venting needs to be done. I hope it helped. I bet that manager was just having a bad day. It happens to us all.


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LOPEYP 10/18/2011 7:59AM

    Maybe the manager was having a bad day and took it out on you. Hope it's better today.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/18/2011 12:35AM

    I am so glad you were able to vent. Now you can put it behind you and get on with life!! You do a great job of rolling with the punches from those who can't make up their minds. Keep smiling and have a Terrific Tuesday!!

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DEE107 10/18/2011 12:07AM

    with work it depends who is on with talking and no talking ... then sometimes you need to get more calories in you so you can lose too just what you are eatting my friend it will come off

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MUSIC66 10/17/2011 11:23PM

    sorry you had a hard day.

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_LINDA 10/17/2011 11:06PM

    That is very hard dealing with a boss who seems to not be able to make up her mind. I hope she is not one of those who likes to make people feel small and miserable :( I have a lady at the bridge club who always tries to find fault in every little thing done at the club -major complainer. Not pleasant to be around, just have to roll with the punches, acknowledge what she says and move 0n. Sorry about your feet. I used to have very painful feet when I had a standing up all day job. Turned out I had fallen arches so when I got orthotics it took care of it. When was the last time yours were checked and adjusted? Also, if your socks are burning your feet, overdue to get new ones. Ask a pro sports store the best socks to keep your feet cool and dry..
Hope your next day is better..
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TYME2BME 10/17/2011 10:39PM

    Sometimes venting is what we need so I am glad you came to vent.

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A very busy day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Well today was busier than yesterday. I worked from 10 - 6 pm today and came home physically and mentally tired. It was a great feeling cause I had no problems today at all. I did great on cash and I even helped with customer services and putting stock away. I only got stuck on where two items goes because there was no plan o gram for them so I had to leave it in the back room for the manager to deal with.

Now that Halloween is closer and so is Christmas it is a busy time. Lots of new stock coming in twice a week now and lots more items to put away cause people don't put them back but instead put them in shelves where they don't belong. Anyways we got it all done.

John came and got me and we came home and I made ham, low fat mash potatoes, green and yellow beans with a low fat gravy delicious.

Now it is time for me to go to bed I have to be up at 7 am for work.

So I will save go night. I will check in tomorrow night after dinner time for a bit.

  
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BOVEY63 10/18/2011 11:03PM

    I would be afraid that I would spend all my money earned on new items coming into the store.
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MELLABELLAS 10/18/2011 9:55PM

    It is getting very busy at our store, too. Makes it hard for me to learn where everything goes when the store is so trashed. I'm glad you had a good day!

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JUNEAU2010 10/17/2011 7:52PM

    This job is so perfect for you, despite your tiredness. If I shopped there, I'd make sure I sought you out for your yarn and stuff knowledge!

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SHERRY666 10/17/2011 2:08PM

    IT'S GREAT HOW YOUR DOING SO WELL AT WORK NOW........ IT MUST BE NEAT TO SEE THE NEW STUFF COMING IN FOR HALLOWEEN.... HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY SANDRA..

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DEE107 10/17/2011 1:23PM

    glad you are doing well with work enjoy

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CCPICTUREMOM 10/17/2011 12:45PM

  Glad you had a great day at work!

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TUFFYBIRD 10/17/2011 10:39AM

    I'm glad things are going well for you. You sound tired but happy.

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NATPLUMMER 10/17/2011 9:59AM

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Sounds like a very busy but great day :-)

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/17/2011 7:20AM

    Glad that you are busy at work since it makes the time go faster. So glad you are enjoying your job. What a great place for you to work!!! Have a super week!!!
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LIBBYFITZ 10/17/2011 4:15AM

    Welcome to the working world! So hard to fit every ting in. Glad you are busy and happy at your job! emoticon

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Too tired to blog!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sorry my spark friends I am so tired to blog. Will do better tomorrow.

Hugs to all,

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/17/2011 7:16AM

    Hope you got some restful sleep and had a great Sunday!

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DEE107 10/16/2011 4:09PM

    hugs

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BUTEAFULL 10/16/2011 1:49PM

    I'm glad you are sleeping better

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SHERRY666 10/16/2011 1:41PM

    HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY....

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BOVEY63 10/16/2011 1:33PM

    Hope you slept well and are having a wonderful Sunday!

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JUNEAU2010 10/16/2011 12:22PM

    Sleep well! Take care of yourself!

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TUFFYBIRD 10/16/2011 9:18AM

    Too tired to blog means you were busy at work ... and that's good! I hope you rested well.

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NATPLUMMER 10/16/2011 9:17AM

    Get some sleep.

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MALEXANDER4 10/16/2011 8:43AM

    Work? Now your a part of our world once again. Have a great day my friend.

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GOANNA2 10/16/2011 7:19AM

    Enjoy a day of rest and have a great week. emoticon

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SUNNYARIZONA 10/16/2011 1:37AM

    I hear you!!!

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An exhausting but fulfilling day at work!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Well I got home one hour ago from a very long but fulfilling day. I enjoyed the seven hours that I had to work today and I learnt more about how things works. So I am very pleased with how things are working out.

Tomorrow is another busy day. So I should sign off now and go have my shower and go to bed.

I hope you all have a great night and an awesome day tomorrow.

  
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JUNEAU2010 10/15/2011 8:19PM

    Sleep well!

By the way, I LOVE the 49ers on your wall paper!

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LMMIMI 10/15/2011 7:00PM

    Tired for all the right reasons. emoticon

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SALTYCHOCOLATE 10/15/2011 6:23PM

    Wow, a busy day for you! Enjoy the weekend!

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CINDHOLM 10/15/2011 5:16PM

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CCPICTUREMOM 10/15/2011 3:43PM

  Glad that you had a good day and I hope your tomorrow is even better! emoticon

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CCPICTUREMOM 10/15/2011 3:43PM

  Glad that you had a good day and I hope your tomorrow is even better! emoticon

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SHERRY666 10/15/2011 1:23PM

    emoticonSANDRA......

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BOVEY63 10/15/2011 12:04PM

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Have a Sensational Saturday!

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LIBBYFITZ 10/15/2011 11:31AM

    emoticonWonderful happy blogs! Well done on learning the job so quickly!

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DEE107 10/15/2011 10:57AM

    I will tell you this you have been one energizer person since you started to work not only with attitude but you seem to change to a brand new person

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/15/2011 10:43AM

    I will have to say I agree with _Linda!!! You are doing AWESOME and I am so very happy for you!!
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_LINDA 10/15/2011 9:45AM

    Love hearing about your success with work! Its so awesome you are enjoying it as well as doing well with it. What a feeling of satisfaction that must be! Have a good, deep and restful sleep!

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TUFFYBIRD 10/15/2011 9:28AM

    I know I say this a lot lately but it's true every time ... I'm happy to see you doing (and sounding) to well. Life sounds good.

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NATPLUMMER 10/15/2011 9:27AM

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IILAAD65 10/15/2011 6:59AM

    Hope you have been sleeping well Sandra and am sooooooooo glad you like your job. :)


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MUSIC66 10/15/2011 4:05AM

    great

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My Work Day!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Good Evening my wonderful Sparkfriends.

I just got home from work an hour ago and today went very well. Much better than I thought. I am starting to get to know the store and the people very well. I am also doing better at putting stock away.

Today was a lot of fun because I had a choice of either putting beads and fixing away or doing yarn. I choose yarn. I was able to put away a great deal of new stock and I was able to help five people in the yarn and needlework area because of my knowledge.

I felt so good to be able to help these people instead of getting help for them. I am useful and I am a great asset to the customers and to the store. Even one customer thought I was a manager or someone in charge because of my attitude and personality.

emoticon I feel good, oh so good.

We even had free pizza, juice or pop today and a thank you. I had two small squares and a juice. I stayed well within my calories today and I even managed to walk over 10 miles today which = 22,933 step today.

I am more comfortable at work now and I am starting to think on my own, coming up with some answers for our customers. Who were all in a good mood today.

I took my Scoobylicous( new name for Scooby-Doo) to work and the staff loved him and when Amy saw him she was over joyed at my work.

She paid me in cash right away and gave me a hug.

So all in all my day was great, now I am home soaking my aching feet first before I attempt to soak in a bath.

I found my foot bath that has a built in massager. What a heaven that is to have.

So now I know that all the pain and suffering that I had these last 17 month is worth it. All of you have told me to have faith in myself and things will come around and I would find something that suits my talent and my work ethics.

I am gaining more confidence each and every day and shift that I have at work. I am gaining more strength and stamina. I am sleeping better and I am now starting to dream funny and good dreams instead of nightmares or having insomnia.

One of the customers at work wants me to teach her how to knit and another one wants me to help her learn to crochet better. I told them that I would be happy too.

I can also, if I want, teach one or two knitting or crochet classes and earn extra money too. I told them to sign me up with one of the other teacher so that I get to know there way of doing things and then work my stuff around it.

Next week I have 37.5 hours and it looks like I will be getting that each and every week until Jan. 15th when they decide to keep on.

I hope they will, I know they will. I will make sure they will.

Well that is all the happy news that I have to share.

The water has now gotten cold in my foot bath so I am now going to have a soak in a bubble bath and read for a while.

Have a wonderful night.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/15/2011 1:47AM

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What a fantastic day you had and will continue to have. I am so happy for you that things are falling into place. Hope you will be able to teach some classes for them and glad Amy loved your Scoobylicous!!! Keep up the great work and continue getting that great sleep and rest.

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BUTEAFULL 10/14/2011 11:21PM

    kismet, karma, destiny or whatever you want to call it, things have fallen into place for you

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JUNEAU2010 10/14/2011 10:26PM

    emoticonWhat a fabulous day and great prospects!

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LASARRE 10/14/2011 7:28PM

    That is fantastic! emoticon

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BOVEY63 10/14/2011 3:27PM

    I am so happy for you Sandy. You deserve all the good that is coming your way!
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SHERRY666 10/14/2011 12:56PM

    emoticonTHIS IS JUST SO AWESOME SANDRA........ SO MUCH HAS CHANGED FOR YOU IN A SHORT WHILE.. THINGS ARE SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU...... I CAN TELL BY YOUR POST HOW HAPPY AND CONFIDENT YOU ARE NOW..... WAY TO GO...... emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 10/14/2011 10:09AM

    emoticonSo happy for you! sounds like a great day!

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NATPLUMMER 10/14/2011 9:22AM

    Yay!! What a great day!! You are certainly racking up those work miles. emoticon

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TUFFYBIRD 10/14/2011 9:01AM

    You're sounding great kid! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 10/14/2011 9:00AM

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That is so very AWESOME!! LOVE hearing how well you are doing!! This certainly is the job you have been so long waiting for! You rock!!
Doing my happy dance for you!
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MALEXANDER4 10/14/2011 7:24AM

    Im so happy your world is so much brighter.

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KMICHA 10/14/2011 6:14AM

    Sounds like you are doing terrific!!! Way to go!! A job that you enjoy is so much better than one you don't enjoy!!! Hugs!

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MUSIC66 10/14/2011 2:42AM

    great .

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MELLABELLAS 10/14/2011 12:55AM

    I'm glad you had such a great day at work. How awesome it must be to have your coworkers adknowledge your talents. You are rockin it!

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LMMIMI 10/13/2011 11:54PM

    Sandra, so happy for you - you deserve it. emoticon

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DEE107 10/13/2011 11:36PM

    way to go with work and helping others that is a great feeling inside to help others woo hoo and to sell one of your Scoobylicous woo hoo you do great work

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