Wednesday, May 18, 2011

First week of work behind me and orientation with the Cancer Society

So my first week of work is behind me and I have to say I am loving how organized this place is. It seems to meet all my requirements for a job. While in counselling we took a serious look at what makes me comfortable in a job setting. I found that I get stressed out when things get changed around on a whim as often found with working for a small family business. I like policy and procedure manuals and I like clear cut expectations. But I also like the diversity of working in retail and being able to talk to so very many different people.

I also had my interview and orientation with the Cancer Society. I am volunteering with them now on days when my husband is home. I decided to donate my time to the Cancer Society because I didn't realise how much they do in the community until my father in law's cancer came back and he required radiation. We dint have a radiation facility in any of our local hospitals so he has to go to a city that is 50km away. The Cancer Society has drivers that take the patients to their appointments, which is such a huge help when you are fatigued from radiation treatments. The Cancer Society in our area drove over 1,000,000 kms last year taking patients to their appointments and has donated over $2,000,000 to our new hospitals cancer facility and new radiation suite. Also I lost my Grandfather to prostate cancer and my Grandmother is battling with colon cancer. We have had cancer affect so much of our lives.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another job!

So I got another job at a different winery. The one that I interviewed twice at. They called yesterday and my first day is tomorrow. I already have a may schedule!

I still haven't heard from the other place I was supposedly hired at. I was going to email them but I figure I am going to wait until they email me, just to see how long it (if ever) it takes for them to reply to me.

I am disappointed about the other place. Being that it was a lot smaller there were definitely more opportunities for me for growth. Not that there isn't at this place as well but I am the lowest seniority now and will have to work my way up.

They provide uniform which is nice and I will get a wine allotment which is also fun.

The schooling is just waiting until I can get more information and until I hear from the last university I applied to. I figure that will be about another week or two anyways. So still waiting to get started with the schooling but am starting a job this week!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Things still up in the air

Ok so I posted that I got a job, I did. Funny thing though, I haven't heard from them since. I was told they would email me a schedule for when I would start. I waited nearly a week and then emailed them asking them when I would expect to start so I could get my daycare sorted. They replied saying that they would send me the schedule the next day. That was a week ago now. It leaves me feeling very confused, do I have the job? is this how things are run there?

I did go for a second interview at another job so I am hoping to hear from them this week. They are a bigger company so I am assuming that things are run a little more reliably.

I got accepted to one school, but have no idea how to register or haven't sorted out financial aid yet. I am waiting for a response....waiting....waiting. I keep hoping to hear from the other university I applied to because it has a more prestigious name, but beggars cant be choosers and if this university is willing to accept me then I will take courses from them until I get accepted into the program that I want.

So we are still waiting. I really never thought that it would all be this long. I have been out of work for four months now and our finances are tight. Its come to the point that I don't know if we are going to be able to afford the family vacation we planned this year, which would disappoint the kids terribly. They have been looking forward to it so much. Oh well, focus on the positive, we have our health and things are bound to pick up.