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First Week New Job

Everyone keeps asking for an update on my new job.  Well, I made it through the week without crying and only suffered 2 paper cuts. I think it went ok. It’s a little overwhelming for me right now, but I think I will like it better once I’m more comfortable. It’s for a CPA and I have no clue about taxes and accounting, so it’s a lot to sink in. There are 4 of us and we each have our own office but my desk is more of a reception area. 

It is very quiet. Much different than my old office job. My past job was real laid back. I could wear jeans and tshirts and practically do what I wanted to in my space. In my new workplace, I have to dress officey (yes I just made up a new word). It’s quiet and everyone seems serious and professional. I’m hoping I will fit in soon.

I am only working til 2 each day until January then I will be working full time 9-5. Meanwhile, I leave the office job and drive to the mall to work my seasonal job. The two places are only 8 minutes apart. I really do enjoy the my seasonal job at Belk. Everyone seems to like me, everyonce is friendly, and I am getting my steps in because I walk around all night picking clothes and merchandise from the sales floor to be shipped. I have averaged walking 20k steps. It’s like a long shopping trip. Of course, I have already spent my first pay check on clothes. This job is dangerous to my pocketbook. Haha.

But I'm tired. 

Going in early at one job and work til 10 at another and then working weekends on top of that, I’m wore out. I come home, take a shower and do it all over again the next day. I feel like I have no home life. I do not have time to blog much or craft (my two stress relievers). I barely have time to eat and my Christmas tree rarely gets noticed. But it will be all over soon and I will be back to regular work days with nights and weekends free. I figured this year of 2020 has been a mess so why not just finish it out with a bang. 

Do I plan to keep my new office job. Of course I do, but after a six months or so, if I am unhappy, I will start looking around again. I have worked all my life and at my age I think it is important to have a job that you enjoy. Lets face it, Taxes and accounting are not my thing. I have no interest in it. But things could change. It’s only been a week so I can not let that influence me right now. Just being the new girl sucks.

I hope this post makes sense. I can barely keep my eyes open.
Thank you all again for you prayers and concerns. 
I plan to catch up on my blogs reads this week. 

Back In The Office Chair

I have some good news to share. I am excited to announce that I have finally found me a new job. 

If you know me or have been following my blog, you know that I lost my job in October of 2019. I was an office manager for 26 years until the company sold halfway out and my boss said he could no longer afford me, so he let me go. From that day on, I have searched for another full time office job. I applied to over 280 jobs with no luck. I was devastated. I was losing hope. There were days I hated myself and times I was afraid I was getting depression, But everyone kept telling me to trust in God and I will find a job on his timing. I guess that time is now. 

A friend had reached out to see if I’d be interested in this position. When I said yes, she made arrangements for me to do an interview with the owner. I went for the interview and it seemed to go well as expected. He noted that he was definitely interested in hiring me. I left his office without much hope as this was pretty much how all the other interviews have gone. I was becoming a pro at accepting rejection.

The next week he called me back and formally offered me the job and after a couple of questions, I accepted. 
I will be an administrative assistant for a CPA office.
I start Monday. 

Meanwhile, I have been working a seasonal job at Belk department store for the past few weeks. I like it though it can be tiring working on your feet all day. I have enjoyed working with customers and it’s giving me something to keep busy and lots of exercise.
I plan to continue with the seasonal job on nights and weekends as long as I can. This will give me some 10 and 12 hour days. I can give up the seasonal job anytime but we’ll see how it goes.
I am going to be a busy bee until January.

I am pretty excited about the new position but I have so much anxiety built up right now. I hope they like me and I hope I will be a great asset to the office and enjoy it. 

I want to thank all of my friends that have been keeping me in their prayers and my spirits high.
2020 has been a rough year.