Thursday, November 20, 2008

a whole new world

so I have found a job, well sort of

i'm becoming a casual employee at our local hospital, which is an on-call basis, they can't guarantee me hours and it's shift work, so my plan is to still file for my EI (which I probably won't get before Christmas, here's to hoping that i do..) and have the EI as backup in case I don't get a lot of hours, but my feeling or take from the guy that interviewed me it sounds like that won't be an issue

now as to what i'll be doing i'm not so keen on that, i'll be doing housekeeping, aka Janitorial work, which for me i've never done, it's hard honest work and while I don't have an issue doing the work i'm just concerned as to how i'm going to adapt. coming from all office experience and sitting at a desk for the past oh seven years it's going to be a challenge. and my family didn't nickname me flea if it didn't fit, i'm small, puny (or I was then, i've since gained a few pounds) and weak. honestly, i'm a lazy ass, no two ways about it.

but

i think I need this change. I just want to go work hard and come home and not have to stress about work stuff, and the pay is better than what I would be making should I go the whole office route again and the bigger AND is that it opens a lot of doors, once in as a casual I can apply for any openings available whether it be administration or another department to become full time. which is HUGE, this will open a BIG door (or I hope).

so it's a whole new world

i'm scared but I think it will be a good thing

i'm also sad as tomorrow will be my last day at my current (now old) job, which is so weird but yet i'm happy to finally have it all over and done with.

time to move on

5 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Good for you! There is a lot to be said for one of those joe-jobs where you don't bring stuff home from work and you can switch off as soon as your shift is over.

flea said...

wc - oh i hope so! i'm still torn hoping that i've made the right decision

Beth said...

YAYYY!! You can do this!!! and good hard work never hurt anybody....AND it opens some doors for you!!! YAYAYAYYYYYY

flea said...

aww thanks beth, i've been having some doubts/worries as i'm not sure how many hours I will be able to get, some days I think a lot others not so much, so now i'm fretting and worrying (again) what I do best...

Swishy said...

I posted a comment on this AGES ago but it's not showing up! What in the world? ANYWAY! I hope the new job is going OK. I think it sounds like a great decision, I hope it's going OK.