Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Success Leads To Changes

I was successful at finding a new part-time job! I'm going to work at a local bank as a part-time teller, something I did at the very beginning of my work career and really enjoyed. The only thing different now is that the computers are faster, and everyone in a bank including tellers are expected to sell -- in the old days we just had to be friendly!

So I learned a few things in the last few months -- some good, some bad!

The first thing I learned again, the hard way, is that I am a stress eater. All those pounds I lost last year training for the Half Marathon have come back with a vengeance! So I am trying to get going again, with the gym and running. I'm hoping it won't be too hard once I get into a routine with my new schedule and it's close to spring here in Michigan. And I'll also join Club 8 with some seriousness, not just for the fun of it!

The second thing I learned was that hourly retail jobs are pretty hard to come by. I originally was just looking for a job I could do at night and weekends, which would be easier than juggling two daytime jobs. I didn't apply at a ton of places, but never even got a nibble.

And the last thing I learned -- finally, in my old age -- was to listen to my mother!! If only I had done that years and years ago, I would be a lot better off in a lot of ways!! So this time, when this big change came along in my life, I decided I would do everything she suggested. So when she said try some banks, I did, and boom, success! Needless, to say, she will be very happy to say "I told you so"!

Happy Easter everyone!

4 comments:

Rae! said...

YAY!!!
Glad things are moving forward. Glad to hear from you too.

Amanda said...

Congrats on the new part time job! I think it would be fun to be a teller.

I'm a stress eater too. All my pounds are back that have come and gone the last three years. Ridiculous. Even when I know what I'm doing I still do it. We'll get back on track - it just takes some time.

Glad to hear you're going to get back to running - I know it will help you.

Mother's always right :)!

lisa said...

congrats on the new job. my first "real" job was in a bank, i ws the drive thru teller AND balanced the ATM. by hand. with a adding machine. and this wasn't in 1914 either!!!

you never truly lose your teller skillz, though - i can count money so fast its SCARY!!!!
sambycat

Matt said...

Congrats on the job! How are things? And I though mothers didn't give you a choice but to do as they "suggest"...