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Kinda Disappointed

Friday, September 30, 2011

I got a message from my "regular job" boss asking if I could come in today. She "thinks" she'll be in the office at 10:30. I've definitely got mixed feelings. I can't think of anything that needs to be done that she actually would trust me with and I've got lots of stuff I need to catch up on at home. But, if she is going to offer me the time, I have to take it. I need the money, however little it may be.

I've got to keep looking for another more permanent, steady, fulfilling job that ideally will be a little closer to home and pay at least as much if not more. I need to spend some more time hunting for that job, practicing my interviewing techniques, and working on my administrative skills. Gotta pencil in at least 1.2 hour to an hour tonight and more time over the weekend. Good luck please come my way!

  
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SLIMLILA 10/1/2011 1:55AM

    Well, I hope the day wasn't as bad as you were probably anticipating..

My intereview went really well till he told me they would only pay barely more than 1/3 of what I was getting as a teacher. I'm not giving up on the idea yet, if I happen to be fortunate enough to be offered the position, I would likely take it, but still keep looking too. I was there over 45 minutes, so it went well on both sides. It was my cover letter that intrigued him because I have no FRont End Grocery Store Mgmt. experience, it's been 40 years since I even worked in a grocery store...

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MISSLISA1973 10/1/2011 1:08AM

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GEEKSMEGGLY 9/30/2011 11:10PM

    Sending you best wishes and prayers for finding the right job. Hang in. emoticon

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SWEETANGO 9/30/2011 9:19PM

    Life is full of compromise and prioritizing. Both are tough to do.
I'm sure you made the right decision. Hugs. Judy

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BERGBA7 9/30/2011 3:33PM

    thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog and I am sending you the best of luck I can think of so you will find a job that pays better and that you really enjoy!
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LINDA! 9/30/2011 10:23AM

    Hope you find something more permanent soon. emoticon

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SUMMARAH 9/30/2011 9:32AM

    Put on some music and dance a little bit while no one is looking. It's SUCH a stress reliever. Do something funky with your hair or makeup, spice things up a bit. I firmly believe in the Law of Attraction; that what you put out there, is what you get back. Change your vibration and watch all the positive things unfold for you. Seriously. A smile inside can make a HUGE difference outside. I'll be rootin' for ya!
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ANGIEINTRAINING 9/30/2011 9:23AM

    Here's some good luck for you!!

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NPA4LOSS 9/30/2011 9:17AM

    Pay is pay and as you have seen there is a world out there waiting for you. emoticon

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Another Long Day

Thursday, September 29, 2011

After working my second day in a row yesterday, I was asked to come in today and work from 7 to 5:30. I spent the night last night working on sorting my Avon order and went to bed as soon as I could: 4 am came awfully early. I am definitely not used to working so much. BUT, I'm really hoping that there is a chance I could get this position. I'm sure I would soon get into a routine. That may mean giving up selling Avon or at least cutting way back. In that case, I would probably start working under my unit leader helping her get her order numbers up. It would save me having to actually having to place the orders and sort them when they come in. I shouldn't jump ahead of myself, though. I've been wanting a full time job for so long that I'm finding it easy to be hopeful.

  
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SLIMLILA 9/30/2011 1:17AM

    Did you see my huddle? I got a call today at 5:30 to come tomorrow for an interview for the grocery front end with bookkeeping job. It would be different, but I probably shouldn't get ahead of myself either... but I'm excited..I'll keep you posted...

I did something similar with my Avon business too... I had enjoyed it and it helped me through some tough times, and I made a couple of really good friends... my dh used to say for Christmas he would just have an Avon order come in cuz I had so much fun going through the boxes....

I sure hope this is the job for you!

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DYLDYLSMOM 9/29/2011 9:36AM

    Well good luck to you and hopefully things will work out how you want them! emoticon

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C11ELF16 9/29/2011 9:17AM

    Glad to hear that work is keeping you busy and hoping that this job works out for you.

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NPA4LOSS 9/29/2011 6:51AM

    One day at a time and this is looking promising. It is emoticonhow things just happen along sometimes. emoticon Continued success at this position.

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Yeah!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I got a call from my employment agency to go into the same place I worked yesterday. I hear employees talk, and they all are saying the receptionist is probably on her way out. The company calls and asks for me. I've got my fingers crossed that if the company does let her go, that they would consider me for the job. More money, overtime and a pleasant work place sure beats the job I have now.

I will have to get back on SP after work. I don't want anyone to think I've abandoned ship. It's too much of a lifeline for me.

  
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MOMMA48 9/28/2011 6:27PM

    emoticonand what wonderful news! Hugs and prayers for a great result!

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NPA4LOSS 9/28/2011 10:23AM

    emoticon and emoticon my friend!

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ANGIEINTRAINING 9/28/2011 8:46AM

    Woo Hoo!! I will keep my fingers crossed for you! Good luck and keep us posted.

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Hopeful

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm glad I woke up early and got my cleaning and exercising in. I got a call from the employment agency wanting me to fill in at the same place I did last week as a receptionist. A lady that works there made the comment that the receptionist has been missing a day a week for awhile and that it wasn't looking good on the girl's record. So, off I go to fill in for her and make a little bit of money. Meanwhile, I'm hoping these last minute I-will-be-there times are scoring points for me. The people are friendly, the pay is decent and the work isn't hard. I won't be getting my hopes up - just some wishful thinking on my part.

  
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SLIMLILA 9/29/2011 1:34AM

    emoticonGood to hear, hope it works out for you.

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NPA4LOSS 9/27/2011 11:42PM

    Every call is an opportunity.

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MPEACH87 9/27/2011 4:40PM

    Good way to be hopeful about it! You're still being realistic, and at the same time being honest that, if you do show up for someone that doesn't at least once a week, you're turning into a great help for them!!

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C11ELF16 9/27/2011 11:10AM

    Hope it works out for you! Glad you get another day in to make some $. Keep up the good work. The RIGHT job is going to come along for you !

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Back to the Grind

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's a rainy Monday and I have lots of errands to run and chores to do. I'm already feeling like I'm running out of time, but will keep plugging away. I practiced job interviewing again with my caseworker first thing this morning. She said she saw an improvement in my answers, so that was a good sign! The Avon customer that I couldn't touch base with finally came through and paid for her order. Yeah! But then I had to call Avon and tell them that I wouldn't be returning it after all. I got to call three places about a doctor bill I received. I found out that it was in the way that the doctor's office coded it. I haven't been able to get through to them yet.

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed today. I really hope that, giving myself a couple more hours, I will feel like I have accomplished most of what I set out to do. Then I can spend the rest of the evening/week doing things that will either relax me, improve me or just be more beneficial to my well-being.

  
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TOPAZROSE 9/27/2011 12:40AM

    Some days are like that...overwhelming. I hope you accomplish everything and have time to focus on more pleasant things soon.

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