Hello again. It’s alive! It’s been about 1177 days since my last post and how much has changed since then? Well, if I’m correct, that was about 2 months before I finally quit my job at Ikea and began working again for my old company. This is the same company which I quit to work at Ikea.
Around August, I was contacted by someone from that company and asked if i was still interested in working for them as they seem to have had the wrong phone number for me. At the time, I was already contemplating leaving Ikea but I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do so of course I said yes, I’m interested. I ended up being offered the job with more hours and more pay. I accepted and gave my notice to Ikea. Unfortunately I had a two week overlap where I was working both jobs before settling into my schedule at my new job. Which was actually a good thing because I had to pay off my work purchases that I made while employed at Ikea.
Now I’m still working for the same company but amazingly, I’m working from home! Yes, the company who hired me, eventually began to send their workers home to save up work space. I guess it was more cost effective to send workers home and have them work there than to rent the space to have them work there. So for the past 2 years I’ve been working from home. I’ve changed departments, changed schedules a few times but yes, I’m still with the same company. I’ve decided that I have missed my website and so it’s back!
I do have another blog and gradually I will be adding more things here and updating all the links and whatnot. Well, see you in another few years…just kidding, maybe a few days!
I still have not gotten my schedule fixed from my other job and it seems Black Friday/Saturday is gonna be hellish. Here’s what my schedule looks like:
1:30pm-5:30pm: work at 1st Job
5:00pm-2:00am: work at 2nd Job (this is after the ‘adjustment’ it obviously needs to be fixed, originally this was a 6pm-3:30am shift)
5.5 Hours off! Minus 30 minutes each to and from work, minus an hour to shower & get ready for work=3.5 to nap & eat!
6:30am-11:00am: work at 2nd Job
Noon-4:00pm: work at 1st Job
So obviously Friday needs to fixed because I can’t start work at 5:00 when I’m working until 5:30 at my first job. It’ll be interesting to see what my schedule for next week will be, judging by this week schedule, they’ll double book me at least twice next week too. I doubt I’ll even nap in between the time I leave Saturday morning to the time I come back. I’m not one of those people who can just fall asleep at the drop of a hat. This is just insane.
UPDATE: I finally called and made sure my Tuesday shift was covered and so now I think I just have to worry about my Friday/Saturday shifts, I won’t bother with them until I come in on Thursday- Thanksgiving!
This might totally reveal where one of my jobs is but I’m not going to outright say it. I got my schedule for my work next week and to say it’s a little jacked up, is putting it lightly. I probably wasn’t paying that much attention because I didn’t need more hours at this job, but I was under the impression that I would be able to spend the day with my family on Thanksgiving- you know the holiday you’re suppose to spend with your family before the insanity of Black Friday and Christmas kick in. I was not expecting to be working from 5-9, one of my mandatory holiday shifts. This year we were suppose to go to San Ramon and we were all finally going to be together for Thanksgiving but alas I am going to be missing it because of work. In case you didn’t know where that is- San Ramon is about an hour and a half from where I live. Even if we ate our meal at 2 pm I’d still have to leave right after to make it home in time to start at 5. So I won’t ruin everyone else’s day I’m just not going, I want my family to have a good holiday and not rush through dinner and then driving home.
To add insult to injury I was also scheduled to work on Black Friday from 6pm to 3:30 am, then from 6:30 am to 11:30 am followed by a shift at my other job from noon to 4:30 pm. That’s not going to work. So I brought it up at work and luckily they found it unusual as well and will fix this. As well as my double booking on Tuesday. Oy, what a headache!
The fact that its not a known fact that the store will be open just annoys me. All this hoopla about Target opening at 8 and no mention of our store which has normal hours on Thanksgiving and then closes for 4 hours to reopen at midnight and will stay open for the next 24 hours!
How long do you take to get ready? As you may or may not know, I work two different retail jobs and I don’t necessarily have the most regular hours, the earliest I start is around 9 in the morning and the latest is around 6 in the evening, that could also be changing with the holidays coming around I may be working round the clock. I kind of like the frequent change, it keeps me on my toes. As a result of my ever changing schedule I am developing a routine for getting ready for work, I’m still trying to get it right but here’s how I get ready:
•I always try to wake up 2 hours before I have to be at work- factoring in where I am working (30 mins travel time for one job and 15 minutes travel time for the other)
•Half an hour to shower/brush my teeth/eat a meal
•Half an hour to apply face products and foundation
•Half an hour to do my other eye makeup & get dressed
•Half an hour to play with Jack, chase the cats and get to work
Of course that’s what I try to do everyday and in order to help keep some order in my routine I re-arranged my room so I could keep my makeup organized on 1/3 of my large desk. All my makeup is sorted out and I just put everything in front of me on a folded up paper towel. Then as I finish with it, I try to put it away so the mess doesn’t add up. The paper towel is also very useful for cleaning off my brushes as I finish with them. So far, it’s been great, the only thing I have to maybe work on is adjusting the lighting I use or perhaps getting a better mirror.