Thursday, August 21, 2008

2 weeks

Yesterday about 10pm: I complain for the millionth time to Snookums about how I am stuck in a rut. I supposed to be starting my 400 hour internship with no leads. None of these jobs will bring me on. There's no way I can volunteer that much and keep this job. Without this internship I'd have to graduate in the spring which wasn't acceptable to me.

This morning from 7:30-11am: I am busting my butt applying and calling people who have flexible positions so I can volunteer my butt off in the morning and work at night.

About 11:15am: Lady from the hospital I used to volunteer for calls me and says everything is good to go for me to start volunteering again. I ask her if I could use my volunteer hours as internship hours. She says yeah, just talk to the PT coordinator about it and keep her in the loop. SWEET! Now if I can land a evening/night/weekend job I can get the ball rolling.

About 11:30am: I call one of the caregiver agencies I applied for online to see how long it will take to hear back. I called the state position I applied for and I didn't get it so being that I don't have much waiting time I need to know when I need to at least call back for a status. Dude that answers is the Director of HR and asked if I could come in TODAY at 3:45. Uhhhhhh yeah. I gotta meet Pooka's teacher at the open house starting at 1 so I'll have to leave the office anyways.

About 1pm: Pick up Pooka, go to the school house, meet the teacher, fill out forms and all that good stuff that comes along with a schools open house.

About 2pm: Go home, find something to wear for the interview since the outfit I had in mind is dirty from the family reunion banquet. Shower, get fresh and dressed, head to my interview.

About 3:20pm: Get to interview spot, it was a lot closer than I thought it was.

About 3:45pm: Interview

About 4pm: Accept offer and sign papers

Now: Can't believe that I will be resigning tomorrow and 2 weeks later I will be making less money, but with a flexible schedule that I pretty much dictate. Caregiver agencies usually offer 24/7 services. This company is brand new (so new it has it's grand opening on 9/2) and that means the growth potential is there. Other kinds of potential is there too but I am not focused on that right now. I still got my eye on a PT tech or aide position, but I gotta do what I gotta do to make things work right now till my dream position becomes available to me.

I am back at work wanting to scream and do a dance but I can't! I don't believe any of this. Did I really just accept a lower paying job? Am I REALLY leaving the state at last? OMG! I mean is this day even real? Did all this really happen? Will I wake up?


Freaky Deaky said...

Congratulations on the flexible job and getting the internship going. It sucks that you have to take a pay cut to do it but you do what you have to do.

Hopefully your new duties won't involve changing a pair of Depends thongs. That would just be nasty. LOL!

Ladynay said...

Yeah unfortunately it wouldn't be an easy task of finding a flexible evening/night/weekend type position that pays what I make here. Sacrifice is needed sometimes to go to the next level.

Depend thongs Freaky? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Only you!

The Goddess said...

Go'on girl with your bad self!!!! Isn't funny how things always have a way of falling into place? Congrats!!!

Ladynay said...

Yeah I just wish my patience didn't have to be tried so hard! LOL! Thanks Goddess.

kasandra said...

Doing the dance for ya girl!!! Congrats!!!!

blkbutterfly said...

*smh* at Depends thongs... only my BH would come up w/ that!

now, on to you! congrats on the new position and on moving one step closer to realizing your dreams. :-)

Monique said...

Congrats on the job! Less pay and flexible hours? Girl that's what you need! See, it's all starting to turn around. I've been praying for you.

nikki said...


i am so very happy for you! you know what i admire? you didn't just take this all sitting down. you knew what you had to do and you went out and did it. i ain't mad at it, sista. VERY inspiring.

Ladynay said...

Thanks, dancing burns calories K!:-)

BB, one more step down, few more to go! YAY!

Monique, thanks for your prayers! I agree I needed the schedule, but I didn't need the less pay! LOL

Nikki, I am trying. All I can do is my part.

*Ms.B* said...

Congrats Girle

Ladynay said...

Tx B!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

pooka - classic nic name
have a great weekend

Ladynay said...

Is it? Hmmmm cool!

You have one 2 T.

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...


Look at it this way: you may be taking a pay cut but it will be worth it in the end. Patience is a virtue.

Ladynay said...

Yeah,yeah,yeah,there we go with that patience word again! LOL! I thought about what you said too.When I land my first official PT gig I'll look back on all this and smile.

Rashan Jamal said...

That's a big step. Congrats and I'll think happy thoughts that it works out for you!!!

MzNewy said...

congrats!!! God gives us what we need when we never realize it is also what we want.

LovelyBella73 said...

You are so silly!!

Anyway,CONGRATS on the new flexible job. I know everything will work out with the pay cut and all.

Yay for you!! LOL @ the depends thongs.. that's just nasty!! They would be all thick.. ewww!!

AR Gal said...


I am sooooo happy for you and proud that you took the initiative to make it happen!!!


Ladynay said...

Rashan, happy thoughts are appreciated cuz I am scurrrrred!

New New, ain't that the truth

Bella, I don't know what you're talking about *wink*

It has to or I'm in trouble.

Seeeeee you actually thought about it! Ewwwww LOL!

Argal, Thanks!

I saw someone in the grocery store yesterday with those shoes you blogged about with the toe segments! As soon as I saw them I laughed to myself and thought of you!

AR Gal said...

I am over here cthu @ toe segments! lol