Category: employment


Well what we all expected, has come about.  Today we were officially told the store is closing.  Something we knew would happen sooner or later.  Not sure as to the last day, but the liquidation is about to start.  So even though I have been putting in aps, need to up my game.  I hope we get our pay come the first.  To be continued!!!

Training Days…

Well today is day three of three weeks of training.  Hoping to pass tests next week.  The trainer just seems less than thrilled, basically the class is boring.  There are 21 of us stuck in a tiny cramped class,  it is a snoozefest.  Everything is done on a projector screen, I take notes by hand, she does not clue you in on what important notes should be taken.  You are just figuring it out as you go along.  The class participation is meh…  I just pray I soak it all in.  Stay tuned.

Between getting home around 6 and taking in the Olympics, that has been my week.  Then dinner, and off to bed to start it all over again.  I am glad that the training schedule has the weekends off.  I can do something this Saturday, probably  go to the mall.  Speaking of Olympics, did anyone catch those swimming finals oh yeah!  They worked it out. Well, time to get this day started, gotta keep hydrated, it’s hot out there y’all.  Enjoy your day.

Today was a good day…

First day of the new job.  Went well, no first day jitters for me, probably because I was just way ready to get back at it.  Bills wait for no one.  I feel confident that I will do well, more like I am praying I will do good.  Stay tuned!  Today was not as hot as yesterday and the day before, I can deal with it today.  I am returning to waking up at 5 am to get the 6 am bus.  Since this job is far south, out near the airport area.  I am going to do my best, try to get a whole year in if possible, then try for something a little more closer to the north.  

Life has been chugging on for me.  Trying to keep cool in the heat of summer.  Especially since I hate staying indoors, when I can be out exploring, but for my health, I try to limit the outdoors to early mornings.  

Gonna try to get to the pecan street festival next month.  Plus going to start attending church again.  Stay tuned as well.  Well this is it for now, until the next time.  Enjoy!

IT’s not rocket science, it’s only the front counter…

Well, onward sweet flowering life.  About 3 weeks ago, I ended my stint with that place I was, one of which I shant mention, and now I am working for a temp agency, and my first gig started today, I had a day of training on Saturday, and today was my full day of work, sure, it is only for a week, then I move on to other pastures.  It is pretty interesting indeed, this stint is for a florist in the city, I am at the front counter, is it pretty busy, for this will be mother’s day, and it will be crazy.  I never knew so much went in to flowers, oh the business behind the petals and stems.  I was a bit nervous, but the crew I work with is so very gracious, and I feel very comfortable in this spot.  I am really digging this.  I will get new assignments for now, this is working for me, of course, always looking for longer term things, as the process goes on.  Here’s to the sweet smell from the flowers of life.

Nailed it!

That would be the interview I had scheduled for today, yes, I nailed that bitch down.  They made me an offer right on the spot.  Now by no means does it mean I am all the way in, I am in by way of getting the offer, and starting the intense 7 week training leading up to the actual job, if you know what I mean.  I start the training on the 8th of next month.  It is Monday thru Friday, from 8 to 5, for seven weeks, 4 weeks training, 2 weeks of phone and being on the floor, taking calls, and putting in what you have learned, and 1 week of everything else, then if that is aced, then I will be on the floor and one of the agents there.  Oh Lord, thank you.  I am going to have to really buckle down, take notes like no ones business and get my mind prepared to do this.  New year, new endeavors.  That interview, might have been the hardest I had to do, but I prepared a little more than usual.  I am just thanking the Lord for more opportunities that keep on coming my way.  Stay tuned…

In light of great news for me, sad news for the world once again, Glen Frey died the other night.   So very tragic,  I wanted to see The Eagles when they performed here in Austin last year, but was not able to do that.  Here today, gone tomorrow at times, may he rest in peace.  This starting year, has really been a sad beginning in the world of music, and television.

Speaking of television, I just started watching this show on NetFlix last night, the first season of The Gates.  It is about a gate guarded community, and the new police chief that is in charge of policing it.  Behind the gates, hold lots, and lots of secrets. Vampires, witches, wearwolves, oh my!  So many secrets.  I am liking it, so tonight I just may finish up this first season.  Looking forward also to season 6 of Game of Thrones, as well, but that is not until April.  Hi ho friends, off to watch The gates, here’s to a great day, and awesome night, along with awesome winter weather here in Austin, sun shine, and smiles.


So as far as work goes, I am still with the company.  They are now implementing core groups with specific skill sets.  Today I was put in the newest group, Core C, there will be 7 clients in this group, I am trained on five of the seven.  So I know classes for the other two will follow.

There will be bonus opportunities, so that makes me smile.  The downside is some of the people in this core, I will ask for extraordinary patience on this one.  To be continued.

Last weekend I attended both Saturday and Sundays Pecan Street Fest.  Always fun.  Went with a couple of coworkers,and even bought my mom something.  She should be making an appearance this way soon, like in a couple of weeks.

The weather has been on/off the past few,storms and plenty of rain.  Not complaining.  The rain is a welcome relief from the allergies.  Here’s to work,  may it continue to be blessed.

Beyond 365

Day 332:

Today I am…  Going Hard.  At work that is, I can see my overhead coming down.  Basically it is getting real.  People are being terminated for performance issues, so I need to step mine up.  That is what I am doing.  Stay tuned.

Just sat down to a salad I made, think I put too many onions in it.  It is good, but think I am going to pick out some of the onions..  tomorrow I am going to make baked BBQ drumsticks.  And more of my salad minus all the onions. And some pasta noodles. 

Well, life is rolling along for me.  Before I know it the new year will be here.  Yes indeed! Time is moving on.  Well hope time is good to all my reader’s , and friends.  Enjoy the weekend.

Today I am…  Going Hard.

Beyond 365

Day 234:

Today I am…  Here, yes, I made it to another month, the month of August.  Praise be!  So today I did happen to score that big client I was talking about, it is a pretty much the biggest client interactions has, well ok just one of the biggest.  I have to say, and all I have to say about this is….  It is, what it is.  There is going to be a lot of work put in for me to really get this client, but I am sure at some point I will get the hang of it.  So one more day of work, and I am off, oh joy!  It has been a long day, now I am home and getting ready to cook.  Thanks bird’s-eye for your tasty Volia!  Beef lo mein dinners, just cook them up, and yumminess to the tumminess.  So on that note my friends and reader’s hope your Friday has been an awesome one, and the weekend is just as sweet!

Today I am…  Here.

Beyond 365

Day 231:

Today I am…  Greatful!  The fact that I have steady employment, one that affords me time off when I need it.  Plus I can pick up shifts, to which I have picked up for tomorrow and Saturday, they are just four-hour shifts, because I didn’t want or need anything longer this week on my days off.  Work has been pretty good for me, with new clients, extra shifts, and small bonuses, I would say my life is pretty good at the moment.  I have a roof over my head, and food in my tummy, and clothes on my back, yes, indeed, it’s all good.  Oh yeah, and Netflix to watch.

I am back in my bible, I have been reading the book of Matthew.  So much, so much that you see, and everything is new, meanings, and understandings, the living Word.  Well off to watch some Netflix, and relax before it is time to hit the sheets.  Enjoy your evening my reader’s and friends.

Today I am…  Greatful!

Beyond 365

Day 163:

Today I am…  Happy To Say.  That come Monday, their will be a new system in play at work, new for all the IA’s on the morning and mid shifts, not too new for the third shifters, since they started it with them, to see how well it went.  So now instead of fighting for points, it will be different, different in the fact that it will be all on us, if we get things wrong it is because we got it wrong.  But hopefully it will be better, and the pay scale will be much better, so it will be a bit easier to get up that ladder.  We went over the new changes today, and it gets put into play Monday, we will notice the changes in our pay in a couple of weeks.    Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!  Two more working days for me, and tomorrow happens to be Pay Day!

I also had an assessment over one of the clients I have, this one I have a bit of problems with, but with all the new changes, and the mentoring, I am hoping that it will do me very well.  Because I am gunning to make Tier Two.  Just need one more client and I will be there, then work from that on to more clients.  Stay tuned.

Tis funny how time flies as well.  I have been there for about 4 months, and I am still enjoying it.  I think mostly because, I think back to retail, and I shudder when I walk into stores, and see all the stuff you have to endure, and I know, it is not where and what I want to endure anymore.  Moving forward, with something different, and believe me this for me is a lot different.  It is working for me at the moment.  Smile.

Today I am…  Happy To Say.