Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Day 2 at the Job

Thanks to Lisa Jo for sending me the above graphic.  I won't be counting down every day forever that I work at my new job. I mean this is a good thing; just a very, very different thing right now.

I woke up this morning down in the dumps because it dawned on me that it was Tues and no more free Tues nights.  Now, Chris, get a life.  It's a job.  More people work five days a week than not.

My PC was and still is not moved.  My old cubicle looks like a shrine to me; albeit one big mess of a shrine outside of it.  No one has touched or done a thing since I left.

I felt a little like a fish out of water because I just don't know what or how to fill my time when I'm clueless.  So I moped a bit although no one would ever have known.  I wandered aimlessly at lunch.  What a sad sack I was letting myself become.

Rose takes a late lunch so left her computer up and told me to start messing with stuff...lol...a dangerous thing but it was fun to just play around with the systems but not save anything.

When she got back, she put me at the keyboard and let me input the awards.  I cracked us up because I was a total mess.  It looks so easy when you're shadowing someone.  I thought I could do it in a heartbeat.  Not even close.  Needless to say, I'm totally impressed with what Rose has accomplished in two years. She didn't have nearly the experience I had plus no one to speak of to train her.  We were howling because she leaves for vacation June 30th through the week of the 4th of July. 

Tomorrow and Thurs we have training upstairs on the system I was using.  We have to share a computer because, of course, they didn't provide enough so guess who gets to play around again...moi.

Truthfully, after the newness wears off, I think I am really going to love this job.  3:30 rolls around quickly and then it's time to start closing things up for me.  I would usually have 2 hrs left.

Tonight I was home at 5:15.  My BF met me at the bus stop and almost passed out.  I had my peasant outfit on.  I haven't been dressed like that for work in years.  He couldn't quit staring at me and was all "gaga eyed."  Good for the ego.

We had to search for the holes in my pool liner and I had to drain my pond and clean it.  It's also trash night.  So, I'm not going to get around tonight to visit journals.  I will have to do that tomorrow night.  I haven't forgotten any of you....I'll skip an entry tomorrow so I can journal hop.

Love you all and can't thank you enough for your supportive comments...it's really helped so much.

        (If you want a siggy like this, let me know.  It may take a day or two but I'll get it to you.)

18 comments:

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Sounds like you're really going to like the job Chris and I am happy for you. I don't mind admitting I was angry when I read your old supervisor tried to get you to do work for free. Sheesh. Fooled her butt, didn't you? You will do well because you're a fast learner. I'm happy for you:)
Dianna
I would love a siggy like that but take your time. I'm not in a hurry and it's not like I don't have graphics! LOL Hugs!

lanurseprn said...

I would love a siggy like that with Pam on it.  Thanks in advance.  I'm so happy for you that you're handling the new job so well.  Like you, I'll have to get used to doing the Mon-Fri thing.  It's an adjustment for sure!  I'm sure your computer training will go fine.  You're one smart lady.  You will handle anything that they dish out to you.
Enjoy your evening.
Pamela

jckfrstross said...

glad the new job is going well:) i bet the bf was googoo eyed LOL can i get the siggy when you get a chance please:)

Deb

buggieboo1 said...

glad to hear the new job is going well!
when you get a chnace I will take one of those with my name! :)
Thanks!

Sharon

xxroxymamaxx said...

At least you get out earlier, thats a good thing.  Glad the new job is going well.  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

mawmellow said...

Love the tag !! Can I get a:  Marsha ?
Thanks :)

princesssaurora said...

It sounds like your new job is truly a blessing!!!  Great for you!

be well,
Dawn

am4039 said...

I know you'll love the new job. LOL. Nice having your bf google at you.

xomywayox said...

I'd love to have that siggy with my name. Please &Thank You...

This strangness will pass, don't feel bad. It's going around.

Brenda
http://journals.aol.com/xomywayox/BrendasWay/

chat2missie said...

First, I would love a siggy like that with my name Missie on it please?  It's so cool.  Starting a new job is always hard.  I'm sure you'll be great at it once you can really get your feet wet.  Hope you have a good Wednesday.
Missie

tpiez4me said...

Wow, back to the grindstone wake up calls LOL.....It's hard to adjust and I know you'll miss your Wednesday's.  My how we get spoiled!  And YES I'd like that siggy too please....you're da best!
Sharon - http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort

helloimkara said...

Good for you Chris!  it is exciting to learn something new!!!  I remember those days all too well :)  Im sure you looked FOXY as well ;)

Kara

jeadie05 said...

Im sure when you get the hang of the new job you will love it..I think its lovely your BF admiring you in your new outfit ,Please may I have a siggy when you arent busy .........Jan xxY

pennietoonz said...

Hi Chris...ofcourse I`d like a signature tag like this one. Thanks!!
Change is hard, but I think this is a good one for you, esp getting home earlier. That`s nice. :)  You go girl, with that peasant outfit. Show that BF of yours you still got what it takes!!
Love ya-
Penny

queeniemart said...

Oh yes pretty please...may i have a Lisa purple dangling butterfly? ADORABLE!
I think the best thing i have ever done is move to deli after almost 11 yrs of stocking retail...sounds like you made a wise decision too! GOOD FOR YOU my friend!!
I am tickled that BF got all hot and bothered with your new outfit. Love it!
love you too,lisa jo

mmartinez07 said...

Oh wow, it would be so nice to be able to get back to work. I really miss it, and getting all dressed up for it, LOL. I'm glad your BF was there to meet you, and to go gaga all over you, heehee. I'd love a siggy with the name "Mandy" on it - it's adorable! Good luck with the new job.

Take care,
Mandy
Mmartinez07

njmom72 said...

Glad to hear that you're getting used to your new job hun. I love butterflies, so I'd love a siggy like that if you'd like to make it! With "Susan" on it, purty please? Thank you so much, you're such a sweetie to offer, I love that sig tag! :-)

~ Susan
http://journals.aol.com/njmom72/TheStrawberryPatch

chat2missie said...

I hate to bug you for another siggy, but may I have one with Bonnie please??  MY mom loves the one you made me.  Thanks.
Missie