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Thursday, July 26, 2012

I haven't really had a set schedule since I started this job in May. I feel that it's starting to take it's toll on me. I've always felt that I do better with some type of schedule in my life. As my work schedule will change from week to week and sometimes day to day, I only have a couple of options here. One is to quit the job all together, which is an option that is not too feasible at this time. Another is to keep doing what I'm doing - try to find another job. It's been a long, difficult journey for me to do this. I have spurts where I have some temporary work, which is great. But it's been awhile since this has happened. I do love having set hours.

About a month ago, I got a notebook out and started writing down some new goals for myself. I haven't added any and have only accomplished a couple of them. This is bothering me, too. I feel that I need to take time out of my day today and work on this. I feel that I will have to really think about this. What do I want to do in my life to improve it? What do I want to look forward to? Decisions........

I did read something this morning that really seems to fit me right now: Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/29/2012 3:35PM

    Patty maybe after you have been doing this job for a while and succeeding at it they will offer you more regular hours. In the meantime, it seems that irregularity is your new routine. I guess you do have the option of being firm about keepng some Me time, say some day or two afternoons that you will decline the offer of extra hours of work. Do you have to work nights? If not maybe your routines could fit not the events to help you t feel more settled?

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NPA4LOSS 7/27/2012 10:30PM

    What a wonderful saying. Enjoy a little R&R when you are able. emoticon

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DIDMIS 7/26/2012 11:23PM

    Patty right on. Take time for you. Rest in the Lord and don't fret.
I have lived by faith for over 50 years and the Lord has not let me down yet.

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SLIMLILA 7/26/2012 9:21PM

    What a cool comment! I'm on gramma duty this week while dd is away, but then I think it is time for me to do something for ME... Wouldn't that be just the time this job interview will be successful? Did you have your interview yet?

This dating site is probably fake, I can't believe that many different people all have the same goal, and they all have a Masters, but their jobs vary, even with that kind of education? Think I've been had.

I don't have any goals, so I guess I really am just going with the flow or like a ship without a rudder and have to make some decisions. I've really enjoyed most of all not having to get up early and go to work, but as I see the retirement money dwindle, it's going to start getting scarey I think...
Maybe, I will snag a rich sugardaddy....haha! wouldn't know what to do with one if I emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The Weekend

Monday, July 23, 2012

The couple days that I spent camping were exactly what the doctor ordered. I enjoyed myself and totally relaxed. I hated having to come home early on Saturday night, but I had to be at work at 7:45 on Sunday morning. After working a long 9 hour day, it made me miss camping all the more and wishing I can find a new job soon. I do have a couple interviews lined up for this week and next and am hoping they go well.

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SLIMLILA 7/25/2012 2:00AM

    I hope so too..... Your so deserve a break.... 7;45, Yikes?!?!?!?

Well, I got a call today too for an interview on FRiday for the instructor of medical office reception job I applied to a couple weeks ago... It is M-Th from 8am til3pm, so if I get it, 7:45 will be my time of day again too...

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NPA4LOSS 7/24/2012 7:03PM

    emoticon You will find that job! I am so glad that you were able to enjoy your camping trip! emoticon

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BERGBA7 7/23/2012 4:18PM

    Good luck on your interviews! Camping is just great! Happy to see you enjoyed it.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

I got the chance to get away for a couple days and go camping and I'm taking it. I haven't done anything yet this summer. It's been ages since I've gotten away. It will definitely do me some good to take these couple of days for myself.

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SLIMLILA 7/20/2012 1:44AM

    ENJOY!! emoticon emoticon

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INGMARIE 7/19/2012 12:00PM

    Good for you, enjoy emoticon

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Monday, July 16, 2012

I am finding out that this job that I have is playing havoc on a few things in my life.

The first this is my schedule: I don't have a set one. I am not getting done things that I feel are important to me. This is bothering me.

The second thing is my self-esteem. It's not my favorite thing to do and doesn't make me feel good about myself.

The job is stressful. It's difficult to know all the products and to get the customers through the line quickly and as correctly as possible. It also is hard on my back. Many times I go home with such a backache that I can't accomplish anything after work.

I am realizing that it's time to make a decision. It sure would be nice if I could have a job lined up before I let this one go. But, for my own peace of mind (and body), I may end up choosing to give it up before that happens.

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SLIMLILA 7/17/2012 6:33PM

    I hear you... I ended up in hospital with those back pains and I didn't drag that out any further, I made the decision I needed to do, and I haven't looked back. We both had to keep praying that God does have something better in store for both of us and his time for us will come soon.... emoticon emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 7/16/2012 7:04PM

    You have to take care of yourself. You have come back before and you can do it again. emoticon

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Eventful Day

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Yesterday was supposed to be a day off for me. So I started the day by painting the ceiling in the bathroom and cleaning it well. I had laundry to do, bills to pay, jobs to apply for, etc. The morning and afternoon were filled with activities.

I got a phone call from work when I was going through the car wash asking if I could come in for five hours. I desperately need the money, so, of course, I went in. Every day is an experience there, but it seemed especially different yesterday. The HR lady stood nearby me for what seemed to be 20 to 30 minutes. I've actually only seen her in the store three times before this (and two of them were orientations the first week I was there). I may be paranoid, but I got the feeling I was purposely being observed. It definitely made me self-conscious and hoping I was doing everything correctly.

The girl on the self-check-out lanes caught some guys who had made up fake UPC codes and glued them over the UPC codes on some big ticket items. They had gone through all the trouble to do that and it didn't dawn on them to print them on glossy paper to match the paper on the items. And they didn't make enough to cover all the UPC codes on the products.

There was only two of us cashiers working at one point. A guy in my line decided to loudly yell at the other cashier about how he thought that there should be someone else in the store to take cash and how he didn't think it was right that he had to wait his turn I always think about the "Every thing I needed to learn, I learned in kindergarten" line about learning to wait your turn.

And the end of the day was the usual one customer in the store after closing that took awhile to decide what they wanted. Every day at this job is definitely a little different. It's may be a little easier, but not much. But I can't say that I get bored.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/14/2012 5:47PM

    sounds like an eventful "day off!"

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NPA4LOSS 7/14/2012 5:11PM

    Glad that you are having a little bit of enjoyment at the job. emoticon

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SWEETANGO 7/13/2012 6:18AM

    emoticon Wishing you sunshine today!

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SLIMLILA 7/12/2012 8:13PM

    I interviewed for an admin job today. and that's what I said, it sounded like it would be a good learning experience with lots of variety. Their first question to me was, "How do you feel about checking other people's work? I said, "give me a red pen"!!!!

Glad you got the extra hours, and that it was interesting and not as difficult... Did you ever find out why you were being observed? It's not 3 months already to make it permanent of anything, is it?

You always get so much done.... Way to go, Patty!!!! emoticon emoticon

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FIT-HEALTHY1 7/12/2012 10:26AM

    Hang in there!

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