Friday, July 25, 2014

Ranting and Announcing

I will never understand some people. 
As you may or may not know, I work in retail and it can be stressful. Recently, my job has been even more stressful than normal. Our store manager left for a better opportunity, and a couple more people have claimed that they "don't need this job" or "don't need to work". 

Well that must be nice. 

It must be nice to know that if you want to quit without another job lined up, you can.
It must be nice to make money you don't need to pay bills. 
It must be nice to know your spouse can support your family on their own. 
It must be nice to constantly complain about it. 

I like all my coworkers. Really, I do. I get along with them, we work well as a team, but when a select few start complaining about things they CAN change, I get frustrated. 
Why are you going to stay at a job you constantly complain about, but don't need? 
I will never understand it. 
Luckily for me, I won't have to listen to it much longer. 

Remember when I said that great things were keeping me busy and I couldn't wait to tell you  what it is? 
Well, two weeks ago I went an did an assessment and aptitude test for a local company here in Dayton. After I was finished testing, I met with a recruiting coordinator and discussed the jobs I applied for as well as another one I didn't apply for. The RC said with my background in customer service and retail that this job would be a good fit for me. So we talked about different aspects of both jobs and I ultimately told him let's go for the good fit. He went and talked to the management of that department, and I had an interview with 2 managers. After my interview they let me sit in on someone in that department. When I left, I had spent almost 4 hours there. Before I left, though, they wanted to set up a meeting with the VP of the department, and it was scheduled for the following Thursday (a week ago).
I went in Thursday and talked with the VP and he said that he just likes to meet potential candidates and get a feel for their personality. 
I must have a great personality because he said he was going to send in one of the girls to administer a drug test and get my consent for a background check, and once the results come back I will receive a call.
I wasn't expecting to hear anything until yesterday, because they said the results take 1-2 weeks, but Tuesday I got the call. 
I got offered the job, at the max starting pay. 
I, of course, accepted pretty much right away, but told them I couldn't start until August 11. Our schedule at work has been finalized through the 9th, and it is a little over two weeks notice. 
I called Zach right away and told him and said that I wasn't making dinner because we were going out to celebrate.

I am so excited to start this job! I'll be out of retail, have a set schedule, and have weekends off with Zach except the occasional Saturday. Which I'm totally okay with. 


Erin LFF said...

First off YAY for the new job and having your weekends again!! :) I've been on the retail side of things and those hours can definitely wear on ya! And secondly, it's one of my biggest pet peeves to hear people complain about their situation but NOT do anything about it- so I FEEL YA! lol

Shelley said...

yay congrats on the new job! it feels amazing to finally get out of retail and have a normal 9-5 schedule! enjoy those weekends off!!

Karla FNW said...

Eeeek! Congratulations!! Such awesome happy news!!!