Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New shifts are officially out

Hey guys and gals still reading me! We have been enjoying our nice long weekend. My sister and two nieces came over. They are so much fun to be around as they are at that age now where it's easier and easier to communicate.

Although I would say my sister has her hands full. They both ask lots of questions and have very intuitive minds. Kamrynn is a trip as you never know what is going to come out of her mouth next. She's very loving too. I got hugs galore and she even told me that she loves me. That just made my day.

Now on to the big news. I was so excited when I found out what shift I got as it was my number two choice and then I got the disappointing news of Ian getting something totally different. Something that we couldn't even carpool into work for because he got 3pm - midnight. I got the same shift we are on currently with the same team manager which made me super excited. So of course I went to bed with this at the front of my mind. How are we going to make this work. Do I try and find a similar shift to his, do we see if there are two openings on an overnight shift as those are usually empty.

Then this morning I wake up to a wonderful email that made my decision and life a little easier. One of the tier 3 reps that was on the same shift as Ian was needing to find someone that was off by 5 as she is 26 weeks pregnant and needing to switch with another tier 3 rep. So I immediately wrote her back letting her know if she had not had any volunteers yet, I would love to help. So to make a long story short, we ended up going up to work around 2:30ish and we both made the request via the tool. From what I understand it's as good as done. I wont feel completely relaxed until I hear the official words from my current team manager. However I can pretty much count on it.

So starting sometime in Sept around the 20-something we will be officially on a Wed - Sunday shift from 3pm - midnight.

Thats pretty much all I have for now.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

......and then it was August

Sorry for my delays in posting. It seems work has kept me busier than I would like. By the time I get home for the day, it's eat dinner, relax, and crash. Only to wake up the next morning and start it all over again.

At least it's the weekend. We have shift bids underway and should be finding out our schedule in the next week or two. Keep your fingers crossed that we get one of our top five choices. It would be nice to get our top one as we would have regular weekends off again for a change. We have a nice long weekend coming up. We took off wed, thursday of not this week but next week off. Jess and the kids are possibly coming over on Sunday and then staying till tuesday. We plan on hitting the pool, BBQing, and just relaxing on our long weekend. Then the following week I have about 4 training classes I want to say for getting me prepared for the next tier eventually. Ian has one himself.

Then sometime around Sept 20ish we move to our new schedules when we move locations in Austin. They are having a bigger building done for us with more amenities. woot.

Also can I just say, really looking forward to two weeks off in Jan. It will be so nice. We are taking one week for the cruise and then the following week to relax after and do things around the house that might need to get done, like income taxes. We like getting it in the mail first thing.

We have a possibly wedding to go to as well in November. My brother is possibly getting married this month. Hopefully he will have more details for us soon regards to that. hint hint if you read this still bro.I'm excited for him and really like his fiance so that is a plus. She's really sweet and good for him.

Other than that, just doing our usual thing. Work, work work....and then on weekends yard work, hit the pool, play some games, and veg.

Speaking of which...we have a cool new theatre here in town. We are probably going to go again for Ian's birthday as when it's your bday you get in for free. It's called Gold Class Cinemas. They have recliner chairs, blankets,'s like being in first class for theatres. Just google it and you will find it I'm sure. Food is really good as well. Can't wait to go back again.

I think I have rambled long enough tonight. Sorry if I didn't make any sense as it's 10:45 pm CST right now and I've been up since 5:30 AM for work. Going to bed.