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!


Rae! said...

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!!!!

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"...