Thursday, November 18, 2004

Conversation: Boss vs. Emp. RE: giving notice

Me: (smiling weakly) So while you were on vacation, I was offered a job and I gave my notice.

Boss: I thought you have a job.

Me: Um, yeah, but this one has-

Boss: (interupts) Is easier?

Me: Uh, I don't know... maybe?

Boss: So I wasted all that time and money on you.

Me: Well, no... I don't think-

Boss: (interupts) Yes, I wasted all that time and money on you.

Me: Uh, okay...

Boss: Yeah, I could tell by the way you handled things that this was going to happen.

And then we scheduled my last day to be the day before Thanksgiving so I could go to my mom's for the holiday.
Sheesh! Oh, and the rest of the day was a hoot.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004


I started "the diet" with help from Rayleen... I actually started yesterday. I don't think I drank enough water and I didn't eat everything that I was supposed to, so I'm getting a rough start, but at least it's a start I guess. I did some strength training at home since it was too dark to go out and ride my bike. I did crunches, mule kicks, leg lifts and bicep curls. Ouch. Hopefully tonight I'll be able to ride my bike before dark, although I'm not sure because it gets dark so quickly and I don't get off until sunset - 5pm. I'll try though.
I took the back seat out of my Jeep to make it easier to transport my bike. I need to get a bike rack, but that will have to wait for now. I just hope (and pray) that I'll stick to the bike riding and get some good exercise and stress relief from it. I tend to get bored with stuff after a little while and I don't want to do that with this.
We shall see...

Monday, November 15, 2004

I got it!

Well, I got the job! So I gave my supervisor (the boss is gone for a few more days) my two weeks notice. I was really super nervous because I don't like doing that, but it had to be done! I went into the pharmacy and talked to my soon-to-be supervisor and told her when I would be coming in to work. I'm excited but really scared too. I want to like this new job! I want to have fun! I want to love what I do! I'll just keep praying about it. :)

Anyway, my current supervisor is the one I've been having problems with and he was JUST talking to the other guys in the back and one of them asked him what he would do if I quit. (Apparently that just happened to come up in conversation from the one person I told. Sheesh!) He said that he didn't believe I would quit - there was no way. HA! He also said he wouldn't "go through that again", meaning working by himself without any help. Hm....

When I gave notice he was really calm about it all - even congratulated me. But he also was trying to impress upon me that most people don't give notice and he doesn't think people should have to - after all, when you get fired they don't give you notice. I don't really trust him, I think he was just trying to make me look bad, but maybe I'm just paranoid. And before I left today he told me I was very good with the public. That was nice of him.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

A new job?!?

So as you all know, I've been in the market for a new job. The one I have is barely tolerable and I can't wait to leave. It's hard though, because I've had some exciting jobs in the past and it's difficult for me to accept "normal" jobs I suppose. But I believe God has been working on my pride issue about this and on Sunday I read Romans 12:16 (if I remember correctly) which basically says not to shy away from humble duties.
Okay God.
So I went ahead and applied for a pharmacy cashier job at a popular drug store chain. I immediately got an interview and am going in for a "mini" interview with the pharmacy manager and I'm also being scheduled for the drug screen test. It's really looking like I'm going to get this job!
The strange part is that I'm actually very excited about it! There is room for growth and promotions, I can transfer if I move, I can look into pharmacy tech. if I am interested and I'll have benefits! Great!
I'll talk to the pharmacy manager tonight and take the drug test tomorrow most likely, so I'll try to keep everybody up to date on it.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Got a perm

Well, I got tired of trying to make my hair look nice and neat, so I went out and got a perm with a layered cut (so it wouldn't look like a curly triangle on my head). I think it looks okay, although it will take some getting used to. And of course it will relax a little in a couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to that. It's crazy at first because it's so darn curly! The guys at work will have a field day making fun of me... I can hear it now:

"What'd you do, stick your finger in a socket?... Bzzzt, bzzzzzt!!!"

"Hey there poodle-head! We'll just call you Poodle from now on!"

"What's wrong with your head?"

Oh yes, the intelligence that I work with so gleefully. Gee, can't I work here forever? Hmmm... maybe it will keep them from making comments about the size of my butt! Not likely.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

What is THAT supposed to mean?!?!?

Today at work (a mechanic shop/car rental), a co-worker told me this:

"...I told the guys, 'I don't know why you guys parked the cars so close, now she won't be able to get in them!'... hahahaha!!!!!!!..."


What is he saying?!? That my butt is bigger than ANYBODY ELSE at work???? What kind of comment is that?!? Who freakin' SAYS that to a GIRL??? (Or a guy, whatever.) What crap! I told him he just opened a "big 'ol can", but I get the impression he thinks the other guys are the ones who insulted me, not him. And I say again, WHAT CRAP!!!!!