Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Trivial Tuesday

Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Or so I have heard. And the rest of my life does not include the job that I just recently worked so hard to get. I could not do it, I could not take it, and I made yesterday my last day. I do not regret it in the least, but I am worried about finances, so I have to get my rear end in gear and find another, pronto. When I left there yesterday, I felt like a million pound weight had been lifted off of me, and although I know I have to do something quickly about a job, but that one was NOT the right one for me. I am not exactly proud of just leaving that way, yes---my momma did learn me better than that, but I felt like such a fraud, letting everyone there believe that I was going to be there long term. Aside from that, by the time I returned yesterday, my whole schedule had been re-done by the DM, and so much for time off for me this week, we are too short on employees, and I was having to loan mine to other centers. I knew that I could not work those hours again this week, so much for the rah-rah story about how I didn't need to schedule myself a million hours a week. Oh well, live and learn, right?

The apartment is really shaping up, and I have spent more than enough money to make it that way, thank heaven for credit cards...hopefully today I will be able to post a few pics, but probably not until I can get the internet problems straight----this is supposed to be a wireless community, and it is, if you want to do all of your computer work on the balcony. So, I am attempting to hard wire the main computer and then run the other two off of the router, but so far that isn't working, and I am so computer stupid that I don't know if I will be able to manage it. Janelle is/was supposed to help me with it, but I feel I have worn out my welcome in that department, as she is very cross and short with me about it. My biggest problem is that I have no printer that I can hook up to this laptop, the two we have are not compatible, and I need to print things for the ice cream store and other-business wise, so I don't know where that leaves me. This morning, I had to re-write my resume, as I had no way to send it from my main computer to this one, and I needed to email it out. So, enough of my problems...

I am in pain and barely able to walk this morning. I have done way too much, but I had to. It will be over soon, I hope. At least until the weekend, when we have to go back to the old house and finish it up, it is filthy and needs cleaned out of things that I did not want to bring here. I think my sister (Trav) is coming to visit on Sunday, and she will be here for a few days---at least I really hope so. (!!!!)

I will make it today to see each of you, heaven knows I have some time now. However, looking for a job is often the hardest job we can have. And here I am, doing it again. Save me! Have a great Tuesday! And here are a couple of shots of the apartment, as bare as it is..and a few other things, including the sunrise off of my balcony----


marykay said...

Hi, I am visiting from Ladeda, you did the right thing if physically your body was not up to it. You invested alot into that job but, your health is more important.The apt. is soo nice and the view is spectacular, I loved living in an apt. kinda felt like I was in a hotel all the time. Take a breath it will get easier. Have a wonderful Tuesday.

ac said...

Can I be glad you are not doing that job anymore? lol I'm so happy to hear it's over. I was afraid you would collapse!

Love the apt and the view. Lovely! I can see how you could really like it there. Relax today. Just today. hugs! xo

Brad said...

I'm kinda glad you gave notice. I was afraid what that place would do to your health. It just wasn't meant to be. Fingers crossed an new op. presents itself soon.

An idea on printing - you can email the docs to your local kinko's/fedex store and have them print it for you.

The new apt. looks great. Looks like an older building with a fresh remodel. very nice. Take care dear!

Gypsy said...

You know in your heart what's best for you Jamie so good for you for listening to your gut instincts. You gave it a shot and on this occasion it didn't work out. You'll get another job of that I am sure but do try to schedule in a bit of rest won't you?

Just a side note: How is crazy dog adjusting to apt life which is very nice btw.

Rebecca said...

Holy moly, Jamie. Glad you are out of that situation, but man, job hunting again is for the birds!!

Glad you are getting settled in your new digs. The sunrise is just gorgeous.


fiwa said...

I've walked out without giving notice before. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. For your health and well being - that job was not for you. No sense prolonging the misery.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the right thing comes along soon.

Good luck with your computer woes - I am clueless about stuff like that.


Andrew said...

The new apartment looks wonderful. I am kind of glad you gave notice to that other job. They were running you ragged. Here's to hoping you find a more pleasant job soon!

JYankee said...

Lovely place. And yes..you did well to get out while you're still ahead. You won't regret it. I know you will regret it more if you stayed. The job hunt is difficult..but I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get something that suits you better this next go round!

Cheryl said...

I'm glad you didn't stay with the job one day longer. It wasn't working, like you said, and you needed out. You were brave!

Time for the next chapter. Any chance you could work in your neighborhood? Wouldn't it be great to walk to work?

SOUL: said...

where's the mirror?

did you get all your stuff done today-- ?

hope you got some down time in there somewhere-


Golden To Silver Val said...

I am really glad you left that other position. I just had a feeling right from the beginning that it wasn't a job that you would like. I'm also glad that you're happy with your new digs. Once you get everything just right you can kick back and r-e-l-a-x. Are you on the second floor or the third? How is crazy dog adjusting? The one cat looks all comfy already. LOLOLOL Big hugs and take it easy....slow and steady wins the race, remember?

bonnie said...

I like the bareness. I love the floors. and I'm praising you for getting out of that job. Yesssss!