First, it’s almost the end of the month and I’ve hardly written a thing. Something about being busy and all that sort of prevents me from doing so. And catching a nasty virus on my old computer didn’t help matters, either. So this is sort of a message to everybody out there to let them know that me and the blog are still alive, just a bit worse for wear.
Second, there’s much going on in terms of work. As I had mentioned in a previous post, I recently received a $2 raise after being on the job for a year. Granted I had to sort of make my voice heard on the matter but in the end, the staffing agency came through and I’m happy about that.
With the raise came my annual review which isn’t done by the company but the staffing agency, who will get input from my supervisors about my performance, attendance, work habits, etc. And from what I gathered at today’s review, I’m about as good as gold in all of the aforementioned categories.
In short, they like me and see me as a part of the company for the long run. No, this doesn’t necessarily mean job security but it’s a good indication that if the work starts to slow and choices need to be made, I may be less likely to get the axe. And that’s a good thing.
One of the other things discussed was my scheduled start time of 8 am which is turning out to be quite the challenge now that the 2nd Street exit from the 405 no longer exists. This means increased traffic and delays, and I don’t think I need to mention what I’ve seen on the freeway lately and how it has gotten worse since the closure of that exit. I was assured that the agency would speak to my supervisors about a possible earlier starting time, of which I have no problem with, that will help me avoid the mess I deal with every day. So all in all, my review was more than favorable.
Shortly after the review I was approached by my supervisor and told that overtime was being offered for the rest of the week including Saturday. I gladly accepted all days.
Then I get a text from Ann telling me that I just received a bonus/loyalty check for $130 for being on the job for over a year and working over 1900 hours. Needless to say, this will come in handy during the week at Christmas when the office is closed.
That’s just one job. My pizza delivery job still needs me to work Thursdays and Fridays which also means more cash in my wallet at the end of the week. I head to that job straight from my first on those days and more often than not, work until 8 pm or so.
So if you’re wondering about my lack of posts around here, I think that should sum things up perfectly. By the end of the week I’m a bit tired but damnit, I’m thankful for the opportunities and if this is what needs to be done, then I’m more than happy to do them.