Thursday, July 17, 2008

Goodbye free time

This week has been insane. Last weekend I took some time to relax and enjoy my last few days of total freedom. Friday I went running around with Danielle taking about a million pictures. We went to Linn Run first, then somehow ended up at Beam Rocks, Livermore, and Torrance. It was a fun day and I really got to play around with my camera for the first time. Though, uploading all of those pictures to my Photobucket took me forever.

And while we were out taking pictures of creepy places (Livermore and Torrance) we realized that when we go to New York next month, we'll only be about an hour from Sleepy Hollow so we could go get pictures there as well. Somehow that inspired us to watch Sleepy Hollow that night with multiple bottles of wine. ^_^

Saturday we went to see Get Smart, which was better than I'd expected. It was quite funny, and I'm glad D convinced me to go. Then I went to reserve Breaking Dawn, since I know I'm going to feel the need to read it as soon as it's out, even though I'm only on the second book. Damn Sara! Sunday we were thinking of watching Batman Begins but I canceled since I had to iron all my stuff for work and get some schoolwork done. I went to bed pretty early, though I must have woken up 7 times. I kept having various dreams where I overslept or missed work for whatever reason.

Monday was my first day, and I was totally overwhelmed by the amount of information I need to be learning. Seriously, learning the various policies and stock and everything else for 8 different stores is quite difficult. So is learning everyone's names and who I'm supposed to call for which sections of each store. I've gotten a lot better throughout the week though, thank goodness. Tomorrow's my last day of training and then Monday I'm on my own, so I'd better know what I'm doing. Somewhat.

The people I work with are all really nice and welcoming, and also incredibly helpful. And because of the variety of things I'm doing and stores I'm dealing with, the days just fly by. Plus, I had to be all different shifts this week because Brandi (my trainer) is, but after that it seems like I'll have a more regular schedule. I'm pretty much 9-6 for the next two weeks, except for Fridays of course because we close at 5. I'm really glad for that, as the changing shifts this week were a bit of a pain. If I'm not off until 7pm and have to be back the next day at 8am that leaves me with virtually no time to get anything done.

Tomorrow should be excellent. I'm finally going to be doing my job on my own (while Brandi is there to help if I get stuck) instead of just one thing at a time. And I'll save a ton of time in the morning since I get a free lunch and can wear jeans (wonderful as I have to be at work at 8 lol). Then as soon as I'm out of work I'm calling Danielle, and she's going to meet me at my house. We're going to pack my stuff into her car and I'm going to change, and then it's off to visit Christian and the DeRiemer clan!

Anyway, off to finish packing and get to sleep. I'll see you all next week!


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Jadey said...

Wow thats one hell of a week, its still excellent though.