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Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year equals new job


Starting a new job is exciting and scary.  Everything is new and different and you don't know what to expect.  I start a new job on Monday.  It is a permanent job with benefits.  While it is not much more money than what I make now I will at least have the medical benefits and vacation time.  Not to mention a 401k plan.  I am grateful for this opportunity.  It kind of just fell into my lap.  A friend I bowled with years ago told me about it.  Her husband works there and he turned in my resume.  Interviewed on a Monday for it and got a job offer on Tuesday.
It will be sad to leave where I am at now.  But it will be good to be in a new permanent position.  While I know what I am leaving and do not know what is on the other side I know in the end it will be better because I will no longer be a temporary employee.
I am blessed to have had to go through this.  It has made me a stronger person.  While I still need to pay things off I know I am on a better road.  I can achieve anything I want to.  Things sometimes happen for a reason.  I have made my mistakes over the past 2 and a half years but I have grown and learned a lot.
While 2015 has gotten better it looks like 2016 will be even better.  Good things happen to those who go out and go for things and have faith that it will work out.
I cannot wait to see how the new job is and what is in store for me in 2016.  Until next time, later peeps.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

My Underachieving Christmas Letter


It has been an interesting year.  All the kids and creatures are doing wonderfully.  They are all out of the house and living is some type of house structure or in a matchbook.

Billy Bob is slowly coming out of hiding and showing up in pictures.  He’s thinking of going into standup and going on tour.  He is tired of being locked up in a purse or left somewhere.  His sister Ursula has felt the need to go to Alaska and open an Orange Farm.  She thinks it will be very successful because it is costly to ship fresh Turnips and Brussel Sprouts there.   Her Financial Accounting Doctorate will be useful in this field.  The twins Agnes and Augustus are going to Antarctica to raise Butterflies and Roses.  They want to spread some color in an area that is so white.   They will take online classes to learn how to do hair and car repairs so they can add that service to the area.  Both services are very much in demand in the area amongst the penguins and seals.

Since completing the 4th grade, Buck the Golden Retriever, he runs a fish grooming business on Mars.  He has become very busy and has a lot of clients.  He has a nice house on the dark side of Mars and is very happy.  Skippy the Iguana is floating around space looking for space garbage to send back to other planets for recycling.  He has found a lot of garbage but not a lot of places to take it to recycle.  So he’s thinking about changing his colors and doing something else.

As for me, I’m working a full time normal job and trying to keep circus of kids and creatures away from fuzzy bunnies and the chairs.  I have recently purchased a dirt farm so I place to retire to and run in my purple years.  I am looking forward to being able to grow some dirt and supply the universe with it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The thoughts that pop into my head

Bungee jumping equals lemon shakeups and milk shakes. 

If you wanted someone to work better and harder then pay better. 

Good thing about having an elephant in your house making a mess he can also clean it up by knocking it down. 


Monkeys and Butterflies

Purple monkeys running all through the fields

Chasing lime green butterflies

Oh what fun this is says the monkeys

When we chase the butterflies and we can play

Play on the slides, swings, and in the trees


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas brings out the slobs and the cranky people

I have worked retail before but nothing like working at a major department store.  I worked in a video store which is way slower and smaller than stores like Macy's or Kohl's.  A lot of the people that come into the major stores are slobs.  You can be folding a table of clothes and be 95% done and people will look at the shirts, pick them up, and just put them down without a thought of how they found it.  I get that they are in a hurry and it's a busy time of year.  But come on, a lot of people will put things back the way they found them.  These are the people were taught to pick up after themselves.  The others, aka the messy jackasses they must have missed the memo about cleaning up after themselves.

It's a whole new view on working like this.  Not to mention that not of my fellow employees are great at straightening things up.  For the most part the store looks good.  But I'll find a pile of stocks under the sock rack.  Yes, it is Christmas time but there needs to be 50 more people hired to deal with it all.

So, all you shoppers loose the attitude and don't make disasters in the stores.  If you cannot then the Elf on the Shelf will leave.