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New Job Update

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm getting the hang of the computer at work. My computer is still really slow at times and that's aggravating, but I'm learning to work around it. I'm almost done with the first project that I was given and am wondering what I will be doing next. I just wish this job would last longer than two months - but I'm still grateful for the two months.

  
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JAREJIL 9/23/2010 11:25PM

    sweet, love the updates!!

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SONGOFJOY27 9/23/2010 9:50PM

    I'm glad you're enjoying the job! And the two months is a great opportunity for you to prove your skills. It's also an opportunity for you to "try on" this employer and see if you would really like to be there long term.
Keep smiling! You CAN do this!
Carol

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NPA4LOSS 9/23/2010 9:25PM

    Enjoy the two months. Employers are always happy to find competent people. You never know where this may lead. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MBSKIT 9/23/2010 5:39PM

    I'm glad that you are liking this job.


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Update on Job Situation

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Last night was my first shift at the pasta production company. It was a very long and tedious afternoon. The machines made it noisy (great for my not-so-great hearning). No one but the supervisors talked to me. But I did get talked about by two line workers who were supposed to be training me. They talked about how I'm lousy at the job and that I will never last there. They also wouldn't let me practice much. It's a good thing that my skin has become a little thicker as I've aged. It ended up that I got sent home about 15 minutes before my shift was supposed to end.

But, I had a message on my phone when I got home and turned it back on. One of the employment agencies I signed up with has gotten me a temp-to-possibly-hire data entry position. It pays more money, no union dues will be taken out, it's just as close at the other place, and it's days - not afternoons! So, I will be going into the first company today to tell them the job is just not for me.

I know everyone has encouraged me along my road-to-employment journey, and I'm very grateful for that. It does make me feel good that all of you were right and that the right job for me was out there waiting for me.

  
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FITITGIRL 9/22/2010 10:01AM

    Hope your new job works out well for you!! Good Luck!

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MLLANE 9/22/2010 9:47AM

    Those two line workers should be ashamed of themselves...it was your first day for crying out loud, of course you did a lousy job! :) Good to hear that you have a new and better opportunity waiting for you today. Good luck with the data entry job and I hope it turns into a permanent position for you!

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Today's The Day for Change

Monday, September 20, 2010

My routine will be changed today. It's the first day of my afternoon production job. I don't know if it will be good or bad. So, I will just have to adjust and play things by ear for a few days. By the end of the week, I will either be adjusted or know that this job is not the right one for me.

I will still keep applying for clerical/administrative jobs. This is what I went to school for. I also realize any career improvement will lie in this area. But, in the meantime, I will actually have money coming in.

I am determined to keep an open mind and a positive attitude. This is a big improvement in my frame of mind from four months ago when I joined SP. I'm making progress!

  
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KARENO5 9/21/2010 1:22AM

    I hope things went well for you today. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 9/20/2010 12:06PM

    emoticon on the positive attitude. You are doing great. Go in with a good attitude and it will show through. I hope that this works for yo to get you through the time until you can find what you need. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 9/20/2010 9:17AM

    Congrats I too am looking for work after working in healthcare for years and it now being too hard on my body. Hard doing a diff. line of work after doing tyhe same for years. So far not much luck....
HOpe you like this one now till something comes up.


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FRENCHIFAL 9/20/2010 8:59AM

    Congratulations on the new job! I hope you absolutely love it, and find your dream career soon!

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Today's The Day for Change

Monday, September 20, 2010

My routine will be changed today. It's the first day of my afternoon production job. I don't know if it will be good or bad. So, I will just have to adjust and play things by ear for a few days. By the end of the week, I will either be adjusted or know that this job is not the right one for me.

I will still keep applying for clerical/administrative jobs. This is what I went to school for. I also realize any career improvement will lie in this area. But, in the meantime, I will actually have money coming in.

I am determined to keep an open mind and a positive attitude. This is a big improvement in my frame of mind from four months ago when I joined SP. I'm making progress!

  
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C11ELF16 9/20/2010 2:27PM

    Hope you have a great day and that work goes well. The $ will help with stress and it all adds up to a healthier you ! Keep up the good work !

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I Love Relaxing Sundays

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Today is another relaxing Sunday. I spent the night with my Mom, so we got to wake up and have coffee, breakfast, and a nice talk this morning. Church was uplifting, which always helps my spirits. I had enough points on my Kroger card to get $0.10 a gallon off of my gas for my van.

In a little while, I will be going to my niece's house. The family is getting together to celebrate my youngest great-nephew's and my mom's birthdays. It's always great to get together with my family. I do plan on eating before I go. I got a head's up on most of the menu and know most of the items are carb-heavy. I'd rather go full and avoid the temptations. I also know I can walk around and visit and play some sports with the kids to get some exercise in.
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I start my new job tomorrow, so I know a great, restful day is in order for me.

  
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SONGOFJOY27 9/20/2010 12:12AM

    I hope your day was as special as you were anticipating! And best wishes on your first day at the new job! I'l so excited for you!
Carol

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NPA4LOSS 9/19/2010 3:14PM

    Enjoy the family time. You have a great day planned and we will be sending ((((positive vibes)))) about the job tomorrow! emoticon

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MCSNYDER1 9/19/2010 3:04PM

    That sounds like a great Sunday!!!

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TINY67 9/19/2010 2:48PM

    Amen, enjoy the day.

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