Monday, April 18, 2016

Some Days...

There are days where I feel I'd be a kick ass, lip sync performer.

In other news...

A little over a year ago, I found full time, that paid decently about an hour away from where I live.  Granted, you start off as a temp, then a year to a year and a half, if all goes well you get hired on as a "real" employee (there are some departments that have a high turn over).  I was glad for the work, enjoyed it well enough to see it through until I could get something that I would be happier doing (either with in the same company or something a little closer to home). The commute isn't horrible, I'm heading against rush hour traffic when I go into and from work, and the plus side is that my weeks alternate between 3 and 4 12-hour work days (long days, esp. when you take into consideration my commute each way but that means I get a 3 or 4 day "weekend").

About 4 months into working there, the company had shift change and I got bumped from mine (went to working an 8 hour shift, 5 days a week from 3pm - 11pm. Wasn't too happy about the whole situation). Fortune smiled a little, and I was able to not only go back to the shift I was orig. on, but go into a position where 1. I'd be getting paid more than what I was getting paid, 2. I had become a full time employee with all the benefits that it entails, 3. I was moving around more during the shift (the fist position I had, I was sitting on my ass for most of the 12 hours), and 4. I got to work all by myself.  I couldn't tell you how happy that made me. Didn't have to directly deal/interact with the drama (the company is located in a small, rural town, where most of the employees are from that town - to give you perspective of it's rural-ness (I just learned this a couple days ago), the head honcho for a certain discriminatory "club" for the region lives in town).  Just saying.

Anyway, I digress.

I've been working independently since the end of August of last year, for about 6 months. Now the company introduces a couple more steps to what I need to do, to do my job. This just threw a monkey wrench into things, because it now meant, I need another person to help me get stuff done. Daily. ~.~ Not horrible, b/c with the extra steps I need to do, I want a 2nd pair of hands to help.

They eventually get the 2nd position filled. Unfortunately with someone whose skill set doesn't quite match what the job/position needs.  I know the guy is new to the position (like almost straight off the street new), but after being there for about a month, he still wasn't quite getting it, nor really making progress towards where he needed to be. Yes, the finer details would come with being in that position and doing the job for a little while, but the general gist of it should have started sinking in. :| The down side is, the area/department I/we work in, doesn't really have direct supervision the other departments have. We have a supervisor, but she oversees the ENTIRE plant production flow (we mail mail from the facility, and she makes sure that once we get the information for printing the mail, it gets to where it needs to be with in the facility and out the door, when it needs to be out the door).

I did talk to my supervisor about it this past week, and we saw eye to eye on the situation, fortunately.

I am hoping something positive comes from this.

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