Day 359 - Updates
Saturday, March 22, 2014
I got a new, full time job back in late November and the paperwork to process was over a foot tall! I am a social worker and recently obtained my Masters. I work in residential group homes. The job is very challenging and I am enjoying it very much. Sometimes I make mistakes....like the other day...and I got reprimanded yesterday (giggle)
My house manager's personal belongings were damaged from a client and called me screaming. For 10 minutes she was going off and heading to where I was at the main office. She wasn't blaming me but wanted a resolution ASAP.
So, when she found me, we went to my supervisor's office. She wasn't there...then we went to her supervisor's office and she wasn't there....then we went to her supervisor's office, which was THE PRESIDENT OF THE CORPORATION and spoke with her. (I didn't know what to do and I was panicky to get this resolved)
Yup, I got in trouble for going over my supervisor several times over....
My supervisor yelled at me in a nice way. She said I can "talk" to her supervisors...but not in "that" way. LOL
My job is very demanding and in the beginning, I was working 60+ hours. Now I am working about 45-50 hours each week. I am on-call this weekend which means the other peers on my team get a break. I am on-call once a month and for a total of ten group homes.
I am starting to feel caught up but still learning the ropes. I had a different director who recently got fired for not doing his job and just making a total mess with the financial aspect. Now, I am cleaning up his mess and my two group homes will be audited next week. I'm okay with that...
The weather is turning nicer (except for this weekend with another cold front, grrrr). I jogged a mile several days ago and I plan on getting back to a regular jogging routine. I have gained 8 pounds from my lowest recorded weight and I know I can shed those pounds quickly. I am now recording my food intake and also began drinking my water.
My size 16 jeans still fit but getting a little snug in the upper thighs. One pair of jeans is starting to fray and I do not want to buy another size 16. I prefer to buy a size 14, so that is my goal. Another goal is that I have a ton of size 12 shorts. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to wear them this summer!