Sunday, June 24, 2012

Various Ramblings and Mumbles

So today is going to be a post about various things that are going on in our lives right now. First and foremost, our new shifts start today. Ian managed to get a shift that has him working from 3pm - midnight with Thurs/Fridays off and I am working 1:45 - 10:45PM with Sun/Mon off. Ian is going to put in for a shift swap to shifts that would give him Sun/Mon or Mon/Tues off so we can at least have a single day off together. Hopefully he lucks out and gets swapped quickly. The plus side is our hours our close enough now that we can carpool in together instead of having to take two seperate cars. Thank the heavens. Our next bit of rambeling has to do with work. I'm at a point where I'm putting my resume out there and have decided to see if anything bites. What I would love to do is go to school for either my teacher's certificate or get certified to be a travel agent once and for all. I have a lot of joy being around children and planning vacations so if I can do either of them for a living I think I could truly be happy once and for all in my career. While I love to work at the company I'm at, I know the only growth I can do there is to move up the management ladder. There haven't been any openings for the next move up yet, and I'm not getting any younger so feel like I might actually need to take charge once and for all. We will see what happens. I am going to start looking into excursions for the cruise in the coming weeks. I'm hoping to make up my mind on the company we are going to use in Belize for the snorkel trip. I'm also going to look into what beach to use in Roatan. Cozumel we have it pretty easy since we are going to just shop and enjoy the ship. I also need to figure out what nights we are going to do the specialty resturants on board. So freaking excited about this cruise. I think we have decided to take two weeks again for this vacation so we have off the week of the cruise and afterwards to rejuvinate before going back to work again. I guess that is about all for now. Hope everyone that still reads this is doing well. I will post an update probably in a few days after I get to meet my new team mates and once we have our stuff booked for the excursions on this trip. ~Hugs

Thursday, June 7, 2012

An update of sorts

So it has been over a month since I was last able to update this blog. So lets see where should I begin. Ok, lets go with the less fun thing of work first. Our company is currently doing shift bids. So it's a lot sooner than I anticipated as you could clearly see from my last post of thinking it would by July/Augustish. It's all good though. Several of the shifts were really good. Now I'm keeping the fingers crossed that we get one of our top choices. I would love any of the top five really. One of the bad things was when I was moved to the different department they converted all my metric data to the new depts standards. The issues per hour is the same but in the previous dept it's lower than the phone team. I heard rumor they are changing that over for us so it might help me move up the ranking system they use to place us on our teams. It won't be a huge jump but anything is better than 15th from the bottom for my tier group. LOL. Once we find out our shifts which should be on Monday I will post them here as well as send an email. They have several teams put together that will combine both sides of the business so of course Ian and I are trying to get on that team first and foremost. Keep your fingers crossed for us. Ok, not really because that is still days away and I'm sure your fingers will get cramped before then. LOL. Now an update to other stuff. We changed the cruise yet again as you can tell by the ticker I have. We pretty much were mainly booking the Princess cruise because of the 4 ports. We wanted a port intensive itinerary but alas they cancelled one of the ports. So when we got an email with Royal Caribbean's dates, the ports are the same but it's over $100 cheaper pp. Plus since Ian and I are members of their loyalty program we will get $25 on board credit. This will also put us just one credit shy of hitting platinum so yay for getting a big discount on balcony rooms. I have started to look into different excursion ideas but haven't booked anything yet. I know for Roatan we will take a taxi to the West Bay area because they have the best beaches for snorkeling from. I'm talking reefs galore that you can reach from shore. I was a little bummed in regards to looking at our calendar today. It has the stuff from when we were going to by flying out to Disney tomorrow for Star Wars weekends. I am mostly glad it didn't work out because with how hot it has been we would have been so hot and miserable. I know we will have a relaxing time on the cruise and it's been over a year since we have been on. I just hope the weather is wonderful for us. Now just have to get through the next 6 months. LOL. So freaking long. I guess that is pretty much it for now. I can't think of anything else off the top of my head right now. Hope everyone is doing well. ~Hugs