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Gym Blog: My Temp Job


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

"Gym Blog" is a "series" that I'm running where I type my blogs out on my phone while working out at the gym.

Today, I am getting my free training session at the gym I just joined by work. They're clearly trying to sell me on purchasing training sessions but, frankly, I'm poor and uninterested. But free is free! This blog I'm typing while I'm doing a fifteen minute warm up, so it will have to be short!

Work has been AWESOME. I am the temp administrative assistant in a retail leasing company. Primarily I pay bills for the company, but I'll also run reports, order supplies, and other related things. It's actually far more interesting than I expected, though it's a steep learning curve. I can't just pay off the companies that do work for us--I have to ensure that we're paying from the correct account so the budget remains correct--and there are LOADS of accounts! And right now I can't get a lot of my answers questioned because so much is going on. The leasing company owns a mall and the business buildings surrounding it, and right now we're preparing for the opening of a Costco that will be attached to the mall, as well as a bunch of smaller stores that will be near the Costco--the whole wing is new and expanding. Which is really exciting, but also a LOT of prep work, so everyone's focus has been on that. I spent most of today prepping gift bags for the first 250 people who show up each day for the opening week (we did 500 today and need 1,500 total).

But it's been pretty great. What I really love about it is how I have an way excuse to keep moving during the day. I have to go on "mall walks" throughout the day to make sure that things are progressing correctly, or to get information from tenants, etc. And I walk around during my lunch break (and run errands--we also have a target, so today I picked up more multivitamins).

I have to sign off and go meet with my trainer, but know that my job is AWESOME, and not a fake awesome like my last job.

Post Note: Free training was a waste of my time. Oh, well.
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NIKKICOLE83 4/4/2013 9:47PM

    I think personal training does well to introduce folks to the gym who have no previous fitness experience. Outside of that, I think it is generally a waste of money, unless you are training for something specific. I am so glad you like your new job and it sounds like with as much going on for the company, you will be there a little while even if it is a temp job.

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ATTACKFATCAT 4/4/2013 1:52PM

    I'm so glad your job is working out so well! And I think it's also super awesome that it's a job you can be active in. With my current job, I'm stuck at a desk most of the day and it's really tough to get myself up and moving.

And if they are trying to sell you training sessions, you'd think they'd give you a better trainer. Sheesh!

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KLUTERACOON 4/4/2013 12:52PM

    That's awesome that you love your new job! I hope it becomes permanent for you.

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GINGERHAWK 4/4/2013 9:50AM

    Sorry the training wasn't great (thank goodness it was free!) but I'm really happy to hear that you're loving the new gig. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!

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ALICIALYNNE 4/4/2013 8:14AM

    Glad you didn't pay for the sucky training! Are you too advanced for it by this point?

WOOHOO on the job!

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AMALIA8 4/4/2013 6:34AM

    The new job sounds like fun so I'm glad you're enjoying it! Sorry to hear the free training was a bummer. However, free is free. Keep up the awesome work!

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LESLIELENORE 4/3/2013 9:45PM

    Glad you are enjoying this job.

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ADARKARA 4/3/2013 8:16PM

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LYNSEY723 4/3/2013 6:59PM

    So happy to hear things are going so well! I hope it becomes a perm job soon!

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DAWNESS0404 4/3/2013 6:52PM

    I'm glad the temp job is going well!! Its nice you can get some walking in also during the day!

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