Work Update

Work.
What a change a few months and a different job can make.
I no longer wake up in the morning with a feeling of dread.
I no longer get a stomach ache and anxiety on Sunday nights.
Do I still hate getting up early? Of course, I'm human after all.
But my drive to work isn't filled with anxiety, worry, hate, bitterness, etc.
Even with traffic, I'm in a pretty good mood as I drive to work in the morning.
I feel safe leaving work at night, because I don't have to worry about locking up a parking lot by myself in the dark. We have actual security.
I haven't had chest pains in a long time. 
I mean, I'm not going to sit here and say that I'm in the best job EVER and oh so HAPPY! That's just not me. My ideal job would be writing and getting paid for it.
But the work is good, slowly getting the hang of it and learning all different aspects of my job.
The environment is good. We've got some older, jaded people, but I worked with the king of old and jaded before, and even these people here aren't as bad as him.
There's some people who are a little bitter about their job, but I always make the time to tell them some horror stories from my old job, to help them realize that things could be a lot worse.
With that knowledge, that it can always be worse, little things that would normally bother me, don't.
It's a pretty new feeling, and I'm liking it so far.
Of course, stuff will come up, I've only been here 2.5 months, so I'm sure the worst is yet to come, but I feel that after my old boss, I'll be able to handle it so much better.
Plus a little extra money never hurt anyone.
And I'm definitely looking forward to that sweet break we get for Christmas/New Year's.
Puerto Rico, here I come!
Oh, had I not mentioned it before? That's right, I'm finally getting my vacation, woo hoo! Can't wait!
Even though work isn't stressing me out like before, I could still use a break, I've earned it after dealing with my old boss for 5 years, having to beg and kiss his butt for time off. It's a sweet relief to not have to jump through hoop in order to use the vacation you have earned.
But my most favorite part of working here: being treated like a human. My boss is mindful of my time, of my personal life, that I'm a person with real feelings and emotions and a life and things to do outside of work because she is the same. It's such a refreshing concept. Treat people like humans and they'll produce more. I have no problem staying late if I have to, because I know she'll try to get me to leave early the next day. If I go the extra mile to complete something, she thanks me. She appreciates and acknowledges my work. I can't count the times someone at my new job has told me: "good job", "you're doing great", "you're learning so fast", things I hadn't heard at my old job for a loooooooong time.
I can finally say, I don't hate going to work. And it's about damn time.

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