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First Work Week is Done

Friday, September 24, 2010

I finished my first week of work today. I'm still trying to figure out how and when I'm going to fit into each day everything I want to accomplish . I went for my walk when I got home from work. I actually liked the time of day for now, because it was fairly warm and definitely still light out. The only problem I had with today's walk was the wind: 15 mph gusting to 30. Some parts were really difficult. I am looking forward to relaxing tonight and getting a good night sleep.

  
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GOOZLEBEAR 9/24/2010 9:02PM

    Congratulations on work week #1, glad you had a good one. I find it hard to walk when it is really windy too. Enjoy your weekend and make sure you get lots of rest.

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NPA4LOSS 9/24/2010 9:00PM

    emoticon on completing the day at work. I know how excited you must be feeling. Enjoy your walks whenever you can get them in. You will figure it all out! emoticon

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CARRAND 9/24/2010 8:27PM

    I've been really lazy this week. Congratulations to you for getting your walk in - it's not easy after a full day at work.

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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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