You may have read about my struggles with my new job a few months ago. I’m happy to report that I’ve settled in nicely now. Two months ago, I was interviewed and hired during the busiest 3 weeks I had experienced since I began temping at the school! It was so intense that I felt like I wasn’t capable of doing the job at times. I affectionately look back and call that time Hell Week x 3!
I made a few major mistakes that came from being so busy and stressed out. This new adjective Perfectionist had been brought to my attention and that word is a nasty companion during times like that. I played havoc with my self-esteem. Yes, you read that correctly. I. I put myself through so much pressure because I needed the job desperately.
Just about every day is busy and that is good. I have the satisfaction of giving encouragement to people taking their GED tests and that makes me happy. My manager Robin and I celebrate with the teachers when we see the names on the passed list.
I also sign up folks for vocational classes like Cosmetology, Nurse Aide, Forklift and Welding. Dealing with the public is always interesting! I’ve had a few kooks but for the most part everyone is so nice.
The bottom line is that an introvert can find a good job working with the public! I come home and decompress for a while and that’s ok. Helping people makes me feel good. Earning money again makes it even better.
I’m grateful to have finally found a good job with great benefits! I’m so very grateful that Ray and I have come thru some very lean years (since the real estate bubble crashed).
You may be wondering why I included this beautiful tree in all of it’s Autumn glory – just because I love that pop of red surrounded by white and green!
Have a wonderful Friday!
What are YOU grateful for today?