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Good Progress

Friday, October 14, 2011

I felt like yesterday was a good day to get a few things accomplished. Granted, I didn't do everything on my list. But I felt like I put a good dent in it and it felt good. I got a lot of my running around done. I even did a good deed for one of my Avon customers and took her to get her car from the repair shop. She called me after calling 4 or 5 people that she knew that couldn't help her. She had already walked home from work. It really didn't take me out of my way or too much out of my day.

So, today I finish up a couple errands that I didn't get to and spend time cleaning the house up. Then it's back to job searching and practicing my interviewing skills, typing, etc.

At least today I know I won't be getting stressed out watching the Tigers-Rangers game. It's a travel day. I scared my poor grandkitty last night whooping and hollering at the TV. She sat there looking at me with her ears straight up as if to ask me "What are you doing?" Shortly after that, she went into the bedroom and hung out on the bed. I felt kinda bad, but her expression was priceless!

  
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SLIMLILA 10/15/2011 11:39PM

    OOOh, poor kitty kat!! I know our dog is not too impressed that we spend all the time with the baby either. Relax and enjoy your weekend!

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MISSLISA1973 10/15/2011 11:59AM

    What a great opportunity to help out someone in need. I can only imagine how much she appreciated it. emoticon

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TOPAZROSE 10/15/2011 7:08AM

    How sweet of you to help out. Our cat sometimes wonders what is going on in our home too! Have a lovely weekend.

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SWEETANGO 10/14/2011 3:07PM

    Kudos on the good deed for your customer!
I hear you about baseball! We are Brewers Fans, so the Arizona-Milwaukee games have been causing a lot of hooting and hollering around our house. Game 5 is tonight...our dog doesn't relax when the game is on.
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Have a great weekend. Judy

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DIDMIS 10/14/2011 3:07PM

    Ha ha you were really excited weren't. Poor kitty. She thought Halloween had already came

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Can I get a smooth day?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My stressful day yesterday started the night before. My cat grabbed one of my pills that I had just set down on the counter and got it open somehow. I have no idea if she injested any of it. She was kind of whiny yesterday morning and I worried a little about her, She seemed fine after work, however.

Then, I couldn't get on the internet. The cable company said it sounded like my modem was bad and scheduled an appointment for a technician for this morning between 8 and 10. I woke up this morning and got dressed early to find that I can now get on the internet. Go figure!

I was having trouble getting on internet sites at work yesterday. The passwords that the boss gave me weren't working. Of course, she blamed me and asked me what I was doing wrong. I left to a "I might call you to come in for a little bit tomorrow or Friday." And she commented that she won't be in the office the next couple weeks. The guy that works there may or may not need me to come in for anything he might need done. In other words, it doesn't sound like I'll be getting any hours the next couple weeks.

I spent the rest of last night sorting my Avon order that came in. I now get to deliver it all today as well as all the other things that I really need to get done.

I still am having trouble fitting everything I need to do in my schedule. It doesn't feel like I have any structure to my life at all lately. And I can tell it in the fact that I am finding it hard to control my ADD. I'm not concentrating like I need to and am forgetting to do stuff. I don't like this. It's good that I have a doctor appointment next week. I really need to talk to him about this.

I know that writing things down helps. I know reading my notes helps. Organizing my space helps. I've always written things down. I've been trying to re-do my notes. I'm slowly working on organizing my house. But I feel like I'm taking one step forward and about ten steps backward. Keep forging ahead is what I keep telling myself. I need to take a little time every day and journal. Write my feelings and goals down even for just a few lines. Hoping I can get my act together soon. I feel that I won't get ahead in life if I don't.

  
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SLIMLILA 10/14/2011 12:29AM

    Oh Patty,
you are always so busy... I know you could use the money, but I am sure not having to go to that job will be good to level off your stress.
Enjoy your Avon...maybe I should look at doing that again, it's been about 10 years or so, it helped me meet people back when I did it...and I sure could use some friends.

We will be moving at the end of the month... dd is getting a bigger place with a finished basement, so that's the plan for awhile... I don't want to buy a house (aprox. $300k here in AB.) until we have some income - well, actually, can't get a mortgage till then anyway. And it keeps our expenses way down and helps dd too.

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DIDMIS 10/13/2011 9:52PM

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NPA4LOSS 10/13/2011 12:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope that you have a better day today! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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INGMARIE 10/13/2011 11:00AM

    seems to me ,you need some of theese. emoticon emoticon
Take care, things will get better. emoticon

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MIA Today

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I will be MIA today on the message boards and trying to respond to other people's blogs. It seems that something is wrong with my internet modem. The soonest someone can come out is tomorrow morning between 8am and 10 am. I ran to the library before work because I was having some withdrawals. But, my time is limited if I'm to make it to my "favorite job" on time.

I did go on the job interview with the personnel agency yesterday. I wasn't eligible for the CSR job because I had worked for the company before, but they are putting my resume in for some other positions. And I got to leave my Avon book there and a couple more new places. So the day wasn't a total waste.

  
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SLIMLILA 10/12/2011 10:22PM

    Bummer, on losing your connection, hope it's not for long...

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NPA4LOSS 10/12/2011 9:20PM

    See you when you return.

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Today's Plans

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I am supposed to have a job interview today at 11 am. I found out last night (when I read my emails) that it's for a company that I worked at for one week last spring. I was training with a bunch of kids fresh out of high school who thought it was more interesting to talk, play music and text than it was to pay attention to what we were supposed to be learning. The management was constantly yelling at the group. There were tests given that we had to get a 95 or better on or be let go. We had to be in our seats one minute before our breaks ended. People that worked there told us how difficult it was to work there. I woke up one morning with a migrane and was told to find a ride to training or to not bother coming back. So, I'm going to call the employment agency and politely decline on the interview. I doubt the company would hire me again and I certainly don't want to go from the frying pan into the fire. $8 an hour is not worth the stress again.

So, I'm going to spend the day job hunting and putting some renewed effort into my Avon business. There's got to be a job out there that is right for me. I just don't know yet what I'm doing wrong to not find it. I know that oft times God tells me to wait... so I'm waiting.

  
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SLIMLILA 10/11/2011 10:53PM

    Hi Patty,
That sounds like a strong decision you made. It sounds very much like a call centre I worked at. I did get a call back from the grocery store and he very nicely told me I didnt' get the job, but he also told me the person from the next town over applied and that's why he had to hire her. I said I had really enjoyed our interview and he said he had too. And he also told me that he thought I would have probably done a good job for them and I told him I know I would have. Then I also told him to keep me in mind or pass on my name to anything he might hear of.. I applied for another 4 or 5 jobs last nite too.
I sure hope and pray we both find something we can feel good about!
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GEEKSMEGGLY 10/11/2011 12:19PM

    Your situation will improve.
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NPA4LOSS 10/11/2011 10:04AM

    I think this is a good decision. Sometimes when we are stressed we jump into things that we end up regretting. emoticon

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OOPS! I did it again....

Monday, October 10, 2011

I was having a wonderful time yesterday with a friend at a local cider mill. The day was sunny and gorgeous. My phone rang and I noticed it was my boss. I didn't answer it. I didn't want to talk to her. It immediately got me stressed and aggravated, however, as it does whenever she calls. She left a message as she was boarding a plane asking if I could come into the office today. She wanted me to call her back and leave a message. She also told me that she would be calling at 7:30 to ask me a few questions.


I'm tired of getting last minute phone calls asking me to come in for only a few hours. I'm tired of her calling me on my off days asking me work questions when any normal person would realize that I don't have my work notes and computer sitting in front of me. I'm tired of making commitments to other things and having her expect me to drop everything to come in. I'm tired of all the criticisms when she gives me no clear directions on what needs to be done and how. I'm tired of this whole situation eating away at my self-esteem.

I did call back and left a message that if she wanted me to come in today or tomorrow, I couldn't make it in until at least 2 pm. This would mean I will drive 45 minutes each way for 2.5 hours of work. Not worth the effort! She never did call me back. So, here I sit, my stomach in knots, not knowing if she really expects me to come in today or not. I am not sure what she has questions about. She knows what I did Friday. She called at least 15 times in addition to emailing me directions. She got a bcc on every email I sent out. And I know she goes into my email and reads everything anyway. She responds to every email sent to me and tells me not to even bother.

I did apologize to my friend for spoiling the mood and complaining. He mentioned that it sounded like I have my mind made up about this boss. Yeah, I do. I'm just trying to find any way to make money so I can tell this person goodbye. I really don't think I can last much longer. I already struggle with self-esteem issues. I don't think I need to keep putting myself in a situation that is going to hurt my progress. But, there's always that little "but" that I tell myself about needing the money. Darned if I do and darned if I don't.

  
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SLIMLILA 10/11/2011 1:15AM

    Can you set your phone to not accept her calls? You gotta get out of there and stop feeling obligated to help her out... you've already explained how much time and money in gas it takes for he few hours and it's really not worth it that way and for sure the blow to your self-esteem is definitely too high a price to pay....

I know how hard it is, but you know what you gotta do too.

Here's a section I read in a book yesterday and it is very appropriate....
Welcome trials into your life and trust Jesus ...you will remain at peace and come out stronger each time"... (Sk. author Henry K. Ripplinger "The Angelic Letters Series"

You strong lady you!

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SUMMARAH 10/10/2011 8:42PM

    Girl ... been there, done that. If I were in your position, I would see myself as her equal, and recognize that SHE needs ME, just as much as I need this job, as seems to be the situation here. I would tell her that I needed to speak with her when she returned from her trip. FEEL CONFIDENT. Then sit her behind down, and lay some ground rules, without being rude, if at all possible at this point. Explain to her that you DO have a life outside of that job, and when she calls you at the last minute to come in for just a few hours, that's infringing on your personal life, and that if she's going to do that, she needs to pay for your time in getting there and getting back home.

She may just be doing it cuz she knows it irks you. This same thing is happening to my son right now. His boss calls him demanding that he be at work an hour earlier than what he's scheduled for. I'm pretty sure she does it to take out her frustrations about things that are happening in her personal life. She KNOWS it makes him nervous and antsy because he doesn't have a car and has to ask for a ride to work every day. And she constantly threatens to fire him if he does not comply, which makes him even MORE nervous. (While I'm typing this, I'm thinking she might could do with a good "talking to" from his mom, but I assure you, it wouldn't be pretty lol.)

You have the right attitude about getting yourself together and looking for another job. I would just try being a little more assertive on this one. Life is too long to have to put up with the bs. I'm sure if you act like you don't need her, she may just straighten up. Good luck. I'll be rootin' for ya!
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NPA4LOSS 10/10/2011 7:21PM

    Maybe she won't call back after your message.

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NUTRON3 10/10/2011 8:53AM

    Awful boss

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