Posts Tagged ‘Training’

So tomorrow morning around 10am my replacement will be badged and on campus ready for training…

So tomorrow morning I have to begin showing this stranger how to do my job…

So tomorrow morning reality will truly truly settle in…

So tomorrow morning I am going to be doing this UN-MEDICATED…

So tomorrow morning I may puke…

Will someone be there to help pick up the pieces…I highly doubt it…my only saving grace is that I’m leaving work around 2:30 tomorrow to take our daughter to her ADHD Dr appt before her talk therapy appointment…and then after dinner tomorrow night I am hitting the gym to work-out the frustrations and anxiety of the day while “clanging and banging” on the irons (Thanks Rock for that cute phrase) in hopes of sweating away the anxiety…

On Friday I worked at home so I could go to a job fair at our local technical college – spoke with several recruiters and picked up 4-5 business cards and was told to go to this or that website to fill out an application…spent Saturday evening doing just that.  I think the one that might scare me the most was when I went to the State’s Website and filled out an application to be…hold on…I’m gonna tell…a Corrections Officer…THAT scares the ever living you know what out of me…the COPAT (or physical exam) doesn’t intimidate me as much as the fact that IF hired I’d be working in a prison…never having actually set food inside one – yeah that frightens me.  Otherwise, I found the job fair itself pretty useless..it was more about networking and putting faces with companies than anything else.  I had ZERO clue how to even initiate conversation let alone get information.  So we’ll see.

Other than that I am high anxiety right now…

Can I just ditch the laptop, badge and parking pass? And go right to my severance and stay home?

No! DAMN!

Being an Adult SUCKS!

Dog in Bathtub

 

 

BIG BIG News in our World!!!

Some time ago my husband was offered a position with the Grooming Salon with his store! Not just a come on over and work your way up from washing dogs type of position – no straight to Groomer type position!  The best part of this news is that after some discussion with his store manager he’s decided that he’s taking the position which’ll mean his weekly income will almost triple – double perhaps – on a good week triple.  He’ll get a raise and commissions after he finishes his apprenticeship of 100 dogs being groomed w/no knicks, cuts, etc.

As he explained it to me on a good week he’ll get 100% Commission which will warrant something like $600-700/week – on a slower week he’ll just get his base salary of $11-$12/hr;  if he gets more commission than he’d get paid salary he’ll get just his commission – if he doesn’t meet commission for the week he’ll get just his salary.

BUT before that he’ll have 2-4 weeks of training in Jacksonville (at least we hope it’ll all in Jacksonville) where his company will pay for his hotel, but the cost of his food will come out of my grocery budget – there’s no Per Diem for those weeks…and the new income level won’t kick in fully until after the summer, but STILL!

He’ll keep his benefits and hours and all of that – but he was chosen because he’s ambitious, driven, and a good worker within the store! He was hand-picked out of all of the employees! I am so proud of him!!!!  Now let’s just hope it all works out from here!

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