Sunday, June 3, 2007

Update

Ok, I am sorry for taking this long to give the update on what happened. I called my boss on Tuesday morning and told her that I was quitting. She sounded surprised and then asked me why. I told her that I did not appreciate the way she was speaking to everyone and that I was tired of coming to work, feeling like I am walking on egg shells. She said that she had no idea I felt that way.

Now, in a way I do know that I have an advantage. I am the only person that can handle this one certain account. I've been involved from the very beginning. My boss even called me at home one time asking me a question about it. I believe that in whatever job field you are in, it is good to make yourself a little harder to get rid of. I just mean go the extra mile and learn what everyone else does not want to learn, that way you do become as asset to your employer.

Anyways, my boss was trying to tell me that my work was never in question (which I already knew that) and that she would miss me and wondered if I was doing the right thing. I told her I did not know but that she just needed to be nice to people. I did mention that she may want to check into management skills.... She got upset with me and told me that I did not need to insult her after I quit on her.

As I was sitting there after hanging up, I was wondering if I made the right choice. See, I am only considered part time and do not qualify for vacation, paid time off or anything.... Child support sent a letter to my employer informing them to take medical insurance out on me and my kids that would total $541.00 a month. Well, that's half of my income. I told my employer that if they did that, I would have to quit. There is no way I can live on $550.00 a month with my two kids. So, my employer did work something out for me. They cut my hours back to part time because they don't offer insurance for part time employees. So that's where I have been. And I am thankful that they did that for me, but I also lost all vacation and paid time off..... So I'm sitting there realizing that I had just quit my job and unsure of what I was going to do if this company did not want me that I was looking at.

My boss called me back a few minutes later asking for my ID card... I told her that I could mail it or drop it off... It went silent for a few seconds. I started thinking about that account I handle, how it was due out that very day... My boss asked if there was anything she could say to change my mind. I told her when she could say that she wanted me there and would be nicer, then I would come back... For a split second I felt that I had the advantage, but I did not want to push it either. After all, I did quit and had nothing to fall back on for sure. My boss said it.... She said " I don't want to lose you, will you come back and we can talk" ? I told her I would be there. Yes we talked and I know it's not permanent. But I do still have a job and she knows what I expect.

So I left work early to go and be interviewed by the temp agency. Wow, I have never been on 77 alone before.... LOL I made it and was kind of proud. I went inside and filled out a bunch of papers and waited with some other guy in the waiting room. I remember looking at him a couple times, thinking to myself how he was pretty cute. But could'nt really be interested in me. He was just being polite. I had mentioned that I was not sure how to get back home. And he offered to have me follow him back to 480 where I knew my way from there. We laughed and I told him I could handle it, that I would get home sometime... LOL He said that if he was still around when I got done, I could follow him.

I was done being interviewed and walked out into the waiting room. No sign of that guy... Ohh well, I thought... I will find my way home. As I was entering the parking lot, a blue truck pulled up behind me. It was that guy. He asked me how it went and I told him pretty good. He asked if I wanted to follow him and I said sure. I got into my van and followed behind.

OK, now to know me is to love me.... LMAO..... I am a friendly, outgoing person. You can plop me in a room full of strangers and I will liven it up. But when it comes to men, I am a little shy. I have NEVER approached a man. I don't behave this way. But I could not believe what I was about to do....

So I'm driving behind this guy, thinking to myself, what if I write my number down and drive past him really fast... If he calls, Great! And if he does not, then I did not lose anything... He will just think I am psychotic.... LOL

I switched to my left lane that way he was on my right side and I did find a marker and paper. I wrote my number down. I put the paper down a couple times thinking I could not do it. And then one last time I picked the paper up and drove right next to him. I held the paper up to the window and he pulled out a cell phone and I seen him entering my number (or he could have been pretending, I thought). I quickly became embarrassed and waved good bye and floored my gas pedal to get out of there... LOL

By the time I picked my daughter up and got home there was two calls from this guy. I could not believe it. I called him back and thanked him and we talked for a long while. It was a nice talk and we had alot in common.

The next day I had the interview with the company. I was mistaken about the company I thought it was. But that's ok. This is a real good company. And I was told that I would be moving to a closer facility if they decide to hire me. I think I have a pretty good chance too. So keep your fingers crossed for me.... LOL

Friday night is when I had a date with Jeff. We decided to go to the movies. But my babysitter could not get here in time so we ended up just hanging out here and socializing with a bunch of people in my neighborhood. We all just sat around, talking and relaxing. And I will say it was pretty nice. I don't get to relax that often. Between going to my day job and my kids and my own business, relaxing is a foreign word to me... LOL

Alright, that's the scoop right now. I will be back to share some more.... Have a great weekend and I am off to do some work on my own business....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jeff is a good guy. You may want to keep him. He may be the one that makes you happy.

Anonymous said...

He can give references.

Kim said...

Ooo Cindy!

So, don't leave us hanging! Is there another date in the near future? ;-)