Happy Thursday! I’m starting this entry off before work. Sometime today I realized a difference in my own work performance now as compared to the start of week #4. I remember watching a phone banker and seeing her fly through different screens. I remember admiring her ability to listen or hold a conversation while clicking and looking through various programs. I didn’t doubt that I’d too be just as confident a navigator when it was my turn. I was reflecting on the past 2 days of non-training and realized how I’ve grown. I’m better. I’m faster. I’m more confident.
They had the technology.
I’ve also realized that this position might just be what I’ll be happy with for a long time. So many classmates are taking college classes or even have a degree in something not-so-banking oriented. The way I read into it is they’re not planning to be here for the long term. Maybe this is my final destination and yet the first stop for so many others. I’m a phone sales banker. The saving grace here is that I’m not making outbound calls. I’m not a telemarketer. So far I’m liking this whole situation. The money is OK. With incentives the money is even better. The company is awesome.
The hours… I hate… or do I? I’ve only worked 2 days on my new schedule. I’m thinking I might just like the new hours. Maybe instead of 12:30 to 9, an 11:30 to 8 would be better? If I went in at 7:30 or 8am, when I got home I’d just sit around being tired and basically waiting to go to sleep. With my current schedule, I like the non-drowsy morning time at home to do stuff and in the evening when I get home, I only have 45 minutes to “wait” for bedtime. I don’t know if any of that makes sense to you. Re-read it, I’ll wait. Maybe.
Jim and I decided that he’d be better off to keep his current hours for now. We’ll revisit his options of a schedule change in the future. For now, we need to give the whole situation time to fall into place… or out of place if it doesn’t work. I’m gonna get a little blubbery though. He said to me, “I miss my Garret-time.” We’ve been together for over 11 years. It was so sweet. It’s nice to hear stuff like that from time to time. A few weeks ago I made our sandwiches after dinner for tomorrow’s lunch. I stuck a post-it note in with his sandwich. It was a love note. We’ll leave it at that.
Well, today is end of month and that means… nothing to me. I love that. I also love that I’ll be working 40 hours. Not 50 and definitely not 60 like AAA. Breaks and lunches are scheduled to a T. It is important to take them as close to the scheduled time as possible to be within guidelines. For my 12:30-9 shift, I get two 15 minute breaks (2:30 & 7) and a 1/2 hour for lunch.
That’s all I got…