Posts from the ‘Work’ Category

More Free Time

I can not seem to catch a break with work. I am on my third week of being off on Fridays without pay. Employer deemed it necessary to cut my hours at work and so I’m on on Fridays.  I do not know how long I’ve been looking for a better job, but I am still looking. The “contract extension” every three months is getting old.

Except for the the tiny increase in pay a couple years ago, I haven’t made a substantial increase in five years.

Thankfully, Carrie makes more than I do now, but I still feel uneasy about it.  I want to support her, not the other way around.

I’m feel a little weary of having to smile all the time, but it’s part and parcel of being a professional.

Wow, just looked at my other posts and it’s been over a year since the last one. Hopefully I will be able to post more often since I’m off on Fridays. I might even make it a goal. That way I can keep mentally active and not succumb to depression which I’ve been fighting for a bit (not clinical, just normal).

Some good news

Somethings have improved since my last blog entry. We are still looking for a home church. We do not want to get too attached because we have decided to move back to our home town area of Cincinnati, OH. We definitely have a church to go to if everything works out looking for a new job. If not, we will keep looking up here in Columbus, OH.

Some more good news: I still have my job. I found out that the client was under the impression that I was bringing back his PC in an hour. I never give my customers that narrow of an expectation. I usually leave it open ended. Like, “we will see what we can do. It’s typically an hour and a half unless we run into any unexpected problems (which we did with this customer) I get a call that my lead (JR) was called in to finish the call that night. However he worked it out with the client to work on it Saturday. Which the client agreed to. Customer was heading to Mexico on Sunday but never told my boss nor I. Looks like it will work out, but I’m holding my breath until after our monthly team meeting tomorrow.

Finally, the best news of all. I have no food allergies!!!!! I can eat nuts again and even shrimp. I’m having a little hard time adjusting to my new-found freedom. I don’t want to overdo it, but I’m excited about the possibilities and I usually have problems with a lot of excitement (yes, I’m on Paxil).