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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Old job versus new job anxiety

Why is it that we are all having a testing week? Mir seems to be having legitmate ones as well as I and many others. Mine seemed to have started last Monday when I got back from vacation and gave my verbal two weeks notice. As soon as I told my boss that I had a start date for the new job and that is was only two weeks away, she ran out of her office and out into the hallway outside the office and started crying. I had told her I was starting to look for somethign new that I could earn more money. After she calmed down (just a little) she brought in one of the owners so I could inform him to see what he would do or say about asking me to stay. I got a middle of the fence sense of feeling from him. I agreed to go home and think about my resignation over night and to call either him or my boss with any questions or concerns I had. Well I already knew my answer since I accepted the positon prior to going on vacation.

While making my announcement of my resignation during a staff meeting, I got a little upset because it was hard for me to tell these women (3 of whom I've worked with for over 6 years, almost 7) that I was leaving. Everyone has congratulation comments for me and wanting to know about my new position. All except 1 person. Job hater is what I will call her. Job hater was interviewed for my current position 3 years ago when the company decided to give me the position. While I know and have proof that she had a heads up that my resignation was coming, she surely didn't hide her excitement. Job hater is one of the quietest, nosiest persons in our office. Long sotry short, I've been struggling to get the manager to see that she really isn't the right person for the job. I know I shouldn't worry about this, but I do. The only reason I am leaving this job is for better growth opportunities.

I know, it should be for more money. I mean come on, I have my masters and I don't even make double minimum wage and I do the accounting for a multi-million dollar company. I guess I can only be grateful that I have proven to be trust worthy because instead of the day I gave my resignation, it wasn't my last day. And I am very happy about that, because come on, all I would have done after just getting back from vacation is sleep in. Right now I don't have to focus on the fact that I am scared beyond all belief for my new position. I've done secretarial work before and have loved my accounting job these last three years, but this is a courtroom clerk position. I'm excited but really scared because it is new. I know change is good and once I get in there and get my feet wet, I will love it. After all I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up. This is the next best thing!!

Monday I plan to hang out with my bestest friend and the one who can calm me down pretty well I must say before the big start date on Tuesday. Here's to all of us who step into the world of the unknown to face new and better challenges, and that definately includes all the SAHM and WAHms.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Who's My Daddy

Isn't this onesie just the cutest? While I don't have any little ones that would fit into this, but I do have friends with newborns who would definitely be able to grow into it, right Monica? Go check out this site, they have a lot of really cute baby clothes.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Chic Buds

Okay, so while I love these, I'm entering this contest for a fellow blogger, Kelly. I think that over the past few weeks, she deserves to win something. So in the event that I win these lovely things, I will graciously pass them on to Kelly. So keep your fingers crossed!

I'm back

I can't believe it has been so long since I've posted. I meant to post prior to going on vacation to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July, so happy belated 4th of July. I hope all of yours was much better than mine, but only as far as watching fireworks. Vacation was awesome, relaxing, but cold. Morro Bay had highs of 60, and it was foggy most of the time we were there, including during the evening of the 4th. The boys were a little bummed because all we could see was colored fog and only hear the boom. Oh well, maybe next year.

In the meantime, I got a job offer to work as a courtroom clerk for the superior courts. I'm excited and nervous. I got back from vacation and gave my 2 weeks and my boss went running out of her office crying because of it. Gotta do what you gotta do, right? I went yesterday and filled out all my paperwork and did the drug screening and physical. I start on July 24th, odd day to start, but oh well. My last day here doing the accounting thing is next Friday, the 20th. So I will get one more day off (Monday) before starting. Oh, a 3-day weekend and it's not even a holiday. How exciting!!! I know you're jealous, just kidding.

Most of the time I post during the day when I'm working, it may be a little slow for a few weeks, but I will do my best to sit down in the evening when I get home from work and share with you all my lovely little stories, and tell you all about Morro Bay.