You know that feeling when you start a new job? Where you have no idea what to do, where to go and end up feeling like a complete idiot? Yeah, it happened again.
After finding my way to security to get my visitor's badge, we had to wait a few minutes for our manager to come "pick us up". All the employees were looking at us and (maybe it's just me) snickering. I thought, okay what's the joke? What, do we have something on our face? Or maybe it was more of a "FRESH MEAT" kind of thing. I don't know.
Anyways, we were led through the maze that is our building to our main work area.
boy, was I completely overdressed. They said it was business casual but in reality it's friday casual every day. I'm not complaining, it's a relief.
I'll probably buy a some new tops and jeans, which is a lot less expensive than dress clothes.
I'm still sick and hating it.
That's all for now.
Not feeling to great, going to head to bed soon and hope tomorrow is in easy day in class. I know we're working on our chp. 2 assignments so if I can knock those out in the first hour I can leave early and go for my run/walk. It's been a bit chilly lately with the strong winds. It's annoying as heck when I'm running and it aggravates my allergies.
Hopefully our juicer will arrive tomorrow so I can start juicing all that produce we have stored in the fridge.
I am trying to be on here more regularly but I'm a part of so many online communities, sometimes this one suffers.
Good, no, Great news! I was hired for a job today! It's a temp job for Bank of America but it's possible to move up to permanent position. I'm extremely grateful and stoked because the hours and pay are great. It is a part-time position (25 hours a week) but the pay is awesome ($15/hr).
I'm happy to begin working soon but this means I have to go buy a new work wardrobe. All my old work clothes doesn't fit me anymore...it's too BIG! Yes, I had lost several inches of my waist and hips from Dec to January. Tomorrow I will be having my measurements taken again and I'm hoping for some good results. Eating has been a bit rocky these past few weeks but overall I'm happy with myself. This is the longest I've stuck with eating healthy and exercising. Having a fitness lab class really helps motivate and keep me in check when I'm planning out my food choices and exercise plans.
Tomorrow I'm getting a haircut (courtesy of my parents) so I think I'll just have the stylist just shorten the layers, make them more noticeable. I have very thin and lifeless hair so layers are needed.
I filed my taxes tonight and I'm getting back more than what I made, thank God for education credits. That will go to either paying off one of my credit card's completely or paying down the one with the highest interest rate, not sure yet.
Overall, today has been great!
Sorry I've been MIA. My parents were gone for most of last week so I was taking care of my little sister and in charge of the house.
School started this week and I already hate it. The parking situation is 10x worse than when I was here four years ago. I know now I have to leave 1 hour before so I can get to class on time.
I gained again this week and it's frustrating as heck and don't know what's going on. I do know that I'm doing the right things so I'm just pressing on and ignoring the scale.
I might be getting a job with B of A as a vault clerk. I'd be getting full-time hours with good pay and I'm super hopeful about it. The recruiter was supposed to e-mail me all the info so I could reply with an updated resume. I haven't received the e-mail yet so I'm going to call him back and see if something went wrong.
My finances are not improving but the situations surrounding them seem to be on the rise.
I finally called Discover and spoke to a very nice gentleman who was considerate and helpful. I do still have to pay $250 for January but as soon as I get my enrollment verification and paperwork faxed over to them, I should be in the clear while they verify everything. My dad is footing the bill but I very much intend to pay him back ASAP. This will defer my student loans until next June as I am going for an additional associate's degree as well as a certification that I hope will make me more marketable in my desired job field.
My paperwork/packet for unemployment arrived yesterday. I will be getting enough money a month to pay my credit card bills and have extra to put in my savings.
I might qualify for a grant to help pay for my textbooks and school supplies. I'm eagerly awaiting my financial aid package from school.
I have applied for a few jobs recently, one for a previous employer (5 years) that will pay me more than minimum wage.
I don't care that people are telling me I should be "looking for a real job", I'm trying to find something that will help me NOW.
Hope all of you out there in the LJ-verse are doing hunky dory.
It's been about a week with my new eating habits and you know what? I think I could make this the norm. I'm feeling good and with enough energy to exercise.
Other than that life is kinda crappy. I applied for unemployment last week. I got some mail from them, requiring me to register for CalJobs online which I did lickety split. I hope I receive my first check soon because bills will be here before I know it.
I did register for classes at my community college today. The one I swore I would never return to 3.5 years ago. 3.5 years, one bachelor's degree and $k in debt later, I'm back! I'm only taking three courses because A) I only have to be part-time to put my loans into deferment B) the other classes I needed for a certification were not offered this semester C) I really didn't want to be stuck to a full-time schedule again, especially if I find a job.
I'm taking medical terminology, Microsoft Office course (boring because I know MS Office like the back of my hand) and a physical fitness lab. I have to log in 36 visits throughout the semester, but it's whenever I decide to go. I have to go at least 3 times a week to meet the requirement before the end of the semester, which won't be hard. I need to get out of this house! I'm here all damn day and all damn night. I have no money so I can't really do much about it. At least with these three courses I'll be out of the house more often, diffusing tension between me and my mom.
Since I applied for the BOGW (Board of Governor's Fee Waiver), I didn't have to pay for my classes ($46 bucks a unit) and I got a discounted parking permit ($20 instead of $50), so the remaining balance was $62. My dad covered it for now but I applied for fafsa yesterday so I should qualify for some free money as I am a broke, independent individual. If so, I will pay him back and then buy my ridiculously overpriced textbooks.