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Second week on new job---going great!!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

emoticon I can do it, I have a job that I actually look forward to going to when I wake up. Must remember some ibuprofen and ice packs for sore hands in case I need those. This week will focus on walking and swimming at the gym a minimum of three times. Blamed starting new job for being lazy and losing interest in most everything.

Found fat-handled stapler puller on line and have ordered 2 different models.

It is going to be another wonderful week, for sure!!! emoticon

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BKP4166 9/16/2008 12:09AM

    Way to go...looking forward to getting up to go to work is emoticon


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Running late, so gotta hurry...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Must leave the house in 15 minutes. Have been on time every day this week and am trying to turn over a new leaf. I love checking my emails and my ebay sales and purchases in the morning and sometimes lose track of time. If I get to work early I can do that at my desk. Still love my new job. Just have to learn how to remove staples without straining my hands. I think I took out 400 staples yesterday and my hand is still sore. Any suggestions? Tried a couple of kinds of staple pullers but I think I need one with a fat handle if there is such a thing. Otherwise the new job is great. emoticon

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LITERB93 9/13/2008 10:04AM

    WOW that is alot of staples. Just think though the muscles in your hands will be stronger than ever after all those staples.

Congrats on the new job! emoticon

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PONSELLE 9/12/2008 10:05PM

    That's great! There should be staple pullers with fat handles, you'll probably have to search them out though. Staples aren't the easiest things to get out- 400- that's alot!

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New job is great after 3 days...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I work in a building with 2000 employees in the business office for a large healthcare company in Minneapolis. I have never seen such a big office before. In my area (1/4 of the floor) there is an open area with cubicles with 150 or so workers. It sort of feels like being in a beehive. I do enjoy it but everyday I see so many people in this office that it sometimes feels surreal. I came from an office where there were only about 15 people at a time in the office so it is quite a change. I find the facilities are very nice and there is even a health club connected to our building in a Sheraton hotel where I can get a membership for only $25 a month. I am going to check that out after work today. The only down side to being like a small city is that there are also about 20 restaurants on the ground floor with great ethnic foods and several coffee shops, too. I will have to be sure I pack my lunch every day so I am not tempted to have gyros or tortillas or some other tasty (but high in sodium) item for lunch. They even have my biggest temptation which is a really cool ice cream shop where they have about 30 flavors of real ice cream (the dense, high calorie stuff). Thank goodness when I check in for work I don't have to walk past all the food. Thank God for little things!!! Also, I feel grateful to have a job that appears to be something I will enjoy doing for at least the next four years until retirement age. I haven't decided how long I want to work. For now, it is one day at a time. emoticon


First day on new job went very well

Monday, September 08, 2008

I am happy about my new job. There are a lot of nice people and I think the work will be challenging and interesting. Training most of the day and getting to know the work area. Working in a huge building that used to be the main Sears and Roebuck in Minneapolis. Everything went well and I am very optimistic the job will be a good "fit" for me. emoticon

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BKP4166 9/8/2008 8:11PM

    I'm so glad to hear that. Hope it continues to go so well.

Kathy emoticon

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PONSELLE 9/8/2008 6:58PM

    emoticonGlad things went well for you and you like your new job!

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Deleted previous blog...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

About 2-3 weeks ago I wrote a blog saying how happy I was to get a new job after needing to transfer because of having had surgery on both thumbs (joint replacements). After not getting any responses to that blog, I decided to delete it as I got tired of looking on my blog page and seeing that no one commented. Well, tomorrow is the first day on my new job and I am optimistic that it will be a good fit for me within my limitations of not being able to type constantly for 7-1/2 hours a day. My new job should be a lot less stressful physically and mentally and I am thanking God for helping to find me the perfect job for me at this point in my life. It doesn't matter if anyone comments on my blog page, but it would be nice to get a congratulations or two on my new job. I was really down just before I got the good news and was starting to worry that I wouldn't find a job at all. Now I will be with the same company (after 19-1/2 years) and will still get my same vacations and other wonderful benefits that make it a great place to work. I will probably be blogging more often just to process some of the feelings of loss (of the old job and skills) and gratitude for the new job which I am sure will turn out to be a great place to be. emoticon

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BKP4166 9/7/2008 6:26PM

    Sorry to not respond to your previous blog....sometimes I have more on my plate than I know what to do with it...I did read it, but went on a Spark Break after that...and I wasn't really sure how to respond to your problem. It sounds like tings are going well now and I'm so glad for you. Keep up the good work and I'll talk to you later.

Kathy emoticon

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PONSELLE 9/7/2008 3:13PM

    It's great you got to stay with your same company and keep all your benefits! Hope you enjoy your new job as it's important to enjoy your work. emoticon

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    I'm sorry, I didn't see your other blog before you deleted it.

I do wish you the best luck in your new job! Starting a new job and trying to lose weight at the same time won't be easy but I will be here for you if you need me.

You might need to join my other team, Calling All Goonies, as they are a very motivational and supportive team.

I will send you an invite!


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