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Better Days

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thursday and Friday were definitely better days for me at work. I'm settling into a routine finally and learning my job a little more each day. It will be nice when they finally hire the other receptionist, however. I find that it's a little difficult to get everything done that I need to accomplish with that many hours. But, then again, the first paycheck was nice. It's a shame that it goes out so much more quickly than it comes in.

I still have things going on that I don't have answers for yet. The waiting and wondering are a little aggravating. I'm hoping that things will have settled down by the end of October. At least that's what I'm hoping for.

  
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SLIMLILA 9/17/2012 6:43PM

    I hope you get what you're hoping for...
I had an appt.with Career Development. Serv. today and on Monday, I have 2 appts. there, one with same person to discuss resume and job hunting tips, and the other one to discuss that horrid work situation and ways to answer when people ask etc.
we'll see how it goes emoticon

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MOMMA48 9/16/2012 10:13PM

    Sounds so emoticon Patty and I hope things keep getting better with each new day!

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NPA4LOSS 9/16/2012 1:27PM

    emoticon on having a Great week!

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TYEASLEY 9/16/2012 12:44AM

    emoticon I'm currently training, learning new things and multitasking drives me crazy but it keeps me sharp. Don't mind me, the glass is always full with me. emoticon

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MUTEDPROPHET 9/15/2012 4:30PM

    Been there, know how it feels to be swamped. UGH. My heart goes out to you. Hang in there!

Yes, paychecks are nice, indeed!! Especially when you receive them punctually. Lol, Italy seems to have an issue with paying employees on time from what I am observing. Totally unacceptable.

I hope things settle down for you too. emoticon

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Bad Day

Monday, September 10, 2012

I had a bad day at work today. The more I tried, the more flustered I got. It was not a pretty picture. If I have too many more days like this, I don't know if they'll want to keep me. I guess I'm having a pity party.

  
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THEBETH43 9/14/2012 12:42AM

    I hope work is getting better. emoticon

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SLIMLILA 9/13/2012 9:34PM

    Hey Patty,
I hear you, that's how \i feel too.
It's been a long day... with lots of family. I am not used to that. Everyone else is used to being together and know how they do things together and I seem to do everything different than them. I finally spoke up this evening and said so... Can't imagine why I thought it would work living here with my mother....
Guess I'm looking for a pat answer, and \i should know better.

All the best, take care of yourself and do your best and remember that they sure do expect a lot from people these days and it's not easy.
Lila

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NPA4LOSS 9/11/2012 5:34PM

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HIKINGSD 9/11/2012 3:45AM

    Hang in there. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

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NELLBELLA26 9/10/2012 11:23PM

    Sorry to hear you had a bad day. Reframe it into another chance to be really great tomorrow. Don't let your head go to a place it doesn't need to yet. Here's hoping tomorrow is much better. emoticon emoticon

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MOMMA48 9/10/2012 7:00PM

    emoticon Hang in there, Patty! emoticon and emoticon

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MYSTERY-LADY1 9/10/2012 6:58PM

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TINYBUBBA1 9/10/2012 5:57PM

    There's always tomorrow! emoticon

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NOREEN88 9/10/2012 5:54PM

  Never let one bad day ruin your week :)

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IMSUNSHINE 9/10/2012 5:52PM

    Hope it gets better!!

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The First Week

Friday, September 07, 2012

It's definitely been a crazy week for me. I worked four days from 8-4:30 instead of my usual 8-1 because of the holiday. I've had commitments after work every day and that didn't help me get used to the schedule or really allow me the rest I needed. I'm hoping that next week will be a little easier on me. I will be on my normal schedule and I don't have much to do in the evenings. I am really hoping that I will be able to get a little quicker at what I do. I'm still working on the confidence thing, but I am hoping it will kick in a little more next week as I'll get more practice in. Starting new jobs sure is nerve-wracking.

  
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GUNNSGIRL91303 9/8/2012 9:43PM

    Before you know it the job will be second nature. Hang in there! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 9/8/2012 9:12PM

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HIKINGSD 9/8/2012 5:55AM

    Hope you have a restful weekend.

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Craziness

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Learning a new job is crazy. I had a hard time juggling my work load, balancing and grabbing all the phone calls. It reminds me of when I started at Home Depot. I am really hoping things go a little smoother tomorrow and that I will catch on and go faster. My low self-esteem has really kicked in today. Time to regroup and relax before I dive back in tomorrow.

  
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TRICIA08 9/8/2012 11:40PM

    Keep positive and know you have a whole lot of people cheering you on from all over!
You can do it!!!!

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THEBETH43 9/6/2012 4:27PM

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DIDMIS 9/5/2012 11:00PM

    Thank God you have a job. Many don't.

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BERGBA7 9/5/2012 2:54PM

    breathe in... breathe out! You are a success... and you have a much better job... you got it because you were good enough for it!
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NPA4LOSS 9/4/2012 7:32PM

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SLUNDQUIS 9/4/2012 6:17PM

    It's tough learning the ins and outs of any job, just keep going!

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First Week Report

Friday, August 31, 2012

It's been a stressful week with my getting used to a new schedule and learning new things. But, so far, so good. I'm on my own next week and am kinda nervous about it. So I will be going over my notes this weekend just to keep myself organized and things fresher in my mind. The company is still looking for an afternoon person. So I got offered the chance to work longer hours next week to answer the phones a bit. I will use the time wisely and learn what I can and do the best that I can. If I could learn what I did and stick it out as long as I did at Home Depot, I think I can do this. I did find out that the company did get over a thousand applica,tions, so I must have done something right.

  
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NPA4LOSS 9/1/2012 7:23PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep your confidence up and it will show through to your coworkers. emoticon

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BERGBA7 8/31/2012 4:10PM

    Great! This job will be perfect and you will get used to it! Give yourself some time.
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JO28352 8/31/2012 4:06PM

    Hang in there! emoticon

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