Monday, January 29, 2007

Job Hunting

So, I got that manager position.

And I turned it down.

Like I was afraid of, because they're a non-profit organization, they couldn't afford to pay me squat. They offered me 300 a month, and basically said, Advertise your butt off, because if you make the store make money, we'll be able to afford to pay you more.

So, here I am, still at transit, which isn't so bad but I keep messing up the cashouts which is frustrating because I rock at cashouts at San Fran I just can't seem to consistantly nail them here which makes me feel stupid and makes them email me every time I mess up. So thats that.

And San Fran, well you all know I've been demoted. And yeah the day after I found out, I had to work like 4 hours with Roberta, and I'll be honest. I have never felt that awkward around her. Second day and ever since has been cool, it doesn't feel weird any more, but I DO feel weird around Ellen. Like I resent her for taking my position, its like she did it to kind of encourage me to leave..I get the vibe that she doesnt want me in her store any more, but has no valid reason to fire me. That being said, it makes my decision to ride it out until I finish my course all the more difficult.

I've been applying at the hospital for various clerk and secretary positions, just noting that I'm currently enrolled in this course..nothing so far though. I'm worried that if I don't snag one, you know, on the basis of finishing the course and getting the certification, that if I don't get one by the time this course is done, there's going to be a dozen other women newly certified, older and probably with more secretarial experience. Hopfully I'm just worrying for nothing. But I do worry lol.

So far I've been doing good though, 88% on both my quizes, and I feel good about this last one I just wrote. We'll see how I do on the midterm though :S lol I felt like I was back in high school last week, we were taking cells, and everything in them like mitochondria, lisosomes and ribosomes and all that fun junk. Made my brain cry.

Anyways, apologies for the long post..I havn't posted in forever because Rob bought World Of Warcraft (I'm sure you've all heard of it, shame shame if you havn't) and it is TOTALLY and COMPLETELY addicting. It's online, and because Ray, Tina, and Cody all have it as well, we're all able to play with eachother and help eachother out..its pretty awesome. It's not like Warcraft one, two or three, those games were all like, build buildings to build armies, then go wipe out your enemy. World of Warcraft, you have one person; your character. You run around killing things (sounds horrible, i know, but they're baddies) you also can do quests which get you rewards, you can have special skills that allow you to make special items,..its amazing, to say the least. Anyways, I'd better not get started, cuz if I get the ball rolling, this post will end up twice as long and twice as boring for you, the poor reader. Alllll that typing to say, hey, I'm fine, I'm alive. Yikes. I'm going to go watch the Pink Panther on my portable DVD player, woot. (I'm at transit, btw. I don't watch movies on my little player at home, just so ya know.)

The End!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bad Morning

Well, I called Ellen last night to tell her I was sick, so today is my first official sick day since I started working at San Fran. What a crappy morning.

Ellen called and said I'm demoted.

Apparently because Roberta is so dependable (and why wouldnt she be, san fran is her only job) Ellen discussed it with the DM and has decided to up Roberta to Assistant Manager. My position. I guess because I need mon and tues off for transit and now Sat mornings for my course, she just said, "Oh, well that's the last straw, Sarah's never here"? Of course Roberta is her right hand, she takes all the hours she can get because she loves to drink. LOVES to drink and go to the bar. So, she works lots to make up for it. She said on the phone though, that
"She has decided that she's going to up her to Assistant manager, if its alright with me. "

WHAAA? What do you expect me to say? Yeah sure, I'll willingly give up my position for her, who cares if it screws up my resumé, who cares that I've been here twice as long, who cares that I TRAINED her? I don't mind? She figures that since I'm looking for another job anyways, I'll be gone soon, so why not. Should I quit? I mean, I can't do it! I can't work UNDER Roberta, I just can't! It was different when Ellen was hired-sure when she came I'd been there half a year already, but she came in as the Manager. I saw Roberta get hired, I trained her, I've worked with her. I can NOT work under her. I just can't.

Well, I guess that seals the deal. I have an interview on tues at a little thrift store for the Manager position. It's run by a Christian organization, so they want someone who's a Christian and has managerial experience. When I dropped off my resume, I had second thoughts about if I wanted to work there or not. Now, it looks like a door's been shut and that's the window.

I'd better ace that interview.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Pretzels + Musing

So here I am at transit, munching on pretzels (which really aren't helping my sore throat) and looking at so many cruise and flight sites it makes my eyes water. Rob and I have decided on a cruise, that much we to how to go about it, is the question..we have over 3000 airmiles, so do we use the air miles on the flights and pay for the cruise? Or airmile the cruise tickets and find cheap flights? I've been thinking about this a lot lately, primarily I think because it just sunk in; we can actually pull this off! We WILL be able to afford this, so it really is going to happen! And I think the most exciting part is (and I think the answer to my airmiles/cash pondering) is that I found a discount cruise site with a 7 day cruise that will cost the two of us about 800.00. Which is exciting, because usually a 7 day cruise costs that much for just ONE ticket! So that pretty much sealed the deal. Anyways, boring post I know, but I've got trip on the brain, and I aplogise. I just applied for a Thrift Store Manager position, because the store is non-profit and run by a Christian organization. I don't think I want it any more. EEEE, my course starts in less than a week, wOOt! I am so psyched. Anyways, I think I hear Braveheart calling. My parents got me one of those portable little DVD players for Christmas, so I can watch movies now @ transit. Yay, even less work gets done. LOL.