Sunday, March 24, 2013
So I promised yesterday that I would post a blog about how my first day went...
But then yesterday I hit the gym, then I hit Costco, Best Buy, Target, Michael's, Jimmy John's for (late) lunch, Giant, then rushed home to unload purchases and quickly clean the apartment because Boyfriend decided to invite his parents over for dinner for 5...and he invited them at 4 when we were having our late lunch.
Then visiting with Boyfriend's parents and dinner, and things and before you know it, it's late!
So here is the blog I had meant to post yesterday!
Friday was...fine? I had done a trial run Thursday to make sure I could find the place okay, so I knew where I was going. I ended up not going to the gym Friday morning so I wouldn't be too tired on my first day, and tried to have everything in order before I left. Of course, I forgot my notebook and pens for note-taking at home, but I left early enough (and traffic was light enough) that I could hit a CVS on the way to pick up some cheap pens and a notebook.
And I'm glad I did, because they wouldn't have provided anything. In fact, they hardly even provided training at all. For a group that wanted me in as early as possible for training, they sure weren't prepared.
So it's a Real Estate company of 7 people run by a larger company that lives in another state. They lease out the shops in the mall as well as surrounding buildings on the mall property...for example, the CVS I had purchased my notebook from! The position I'm temping for is administrative assistant. He has one permanent Admin and a temp Admin. The permanent one had gone out for maternity leave seven months ago, so he got the temp one, and he just never dismissed her because there was always stuff to do. Now the permanent one is going on leave for surgery this Wednesday, and the temp got a new job and her last day is next Friday...thus the need for a new Admin. So I'm guaranteed a place to work for six weeks, but not necessarily more than that. He never hired the temp on full time because "they just didn't have room for her." So this won't be a permanent thing, but it'll pay more than part time, and it's experience to add to my resume, so I'll take it.
He expected the Admins to train me in certain things, but they were too busy to know what to do with me--I had to actively ask for training/things to do throughout the day. One Admin was on the phone with Verizon for hours because of a billing issue, and the other Admin went home early on because she wasn't feeling so great. The job itself doesn't seem terribly interesting, but maybe it'll grow on me? Meanwhile, I'll be keeping my options open.
I'll be working 8:30-5:30 with an hour lunch for the next six weeks...I'm kind of excited about having a normal job. Not so excited about waking up early to hit the gym, but, hey, a girl's gotta do what she's gotta do, right?
This also heavily affects dinner because I'll arrive home shortly after Boyfriend does, and I doubt either one of us will really feel like cooking, so we're trying to make it more of a team effort with meals, have easier meals, and more slow cooked meals. This week's menu we have:
Sunday: Broiled Tilapia (This had to be easy because we're seeing my sister's play this afternoon, and we needed a quick and easy meal for when we get home)
Monday: Salsa Chicken (in the slow cooker)
Tuesday: Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken (this seriously takes, like, 20 minutes tops)
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Moroccan Stew (something new we're trying--hopefully it'll be at least alright)
Thursday: Cheesy Mexican Skillet (Again, easy in 30 minutes or less)
Friday: Brown-sugar-glazed Salmon (Again, pretty easy)
So we'll see how that goes. If anyone has more slow-cook recipes that are, you know, tasty, I'd love to hear them! My problem is most of the slow-cook recipes I find on SparkPeople look (or, upon trying, happen to be) incredibly unappetizing, so yeah.
Also, lunch for this week will just be leftovers from dinner for both Boyfriend and myself. We'll see how this goes.
So that's that.
Also, I hit Best Buy yesterday because...I got myself a fitbit! The FitBit One, specifically. In burgundy (because I love colors). I've been wanting one since before Christmas, and I kept bouncing back and forth between going for it or not. But I've been wanting one, it's the best rated item of it's kind from the reviews I've read (in terms of accuracy and features offered), and I'm hoping it'll be the last little push I need to help me keep active. After all, I'm trying to lose 10 pounds before Disney World!
So we'll see how it goes. I'm hoping that the "achievements" for steps taken help me keep active!
I hope you all have a lovely Sunday!