I finally started my new position today. My hours were 8 to 4:30 with a 30 minute lunch and for now they are 7:30 to 4:30 with an hour lunch. So I came in at 7:30 and by 7:40, I was told that Coworker had called in sick...again. This makes the 8th day this year that she has missed...in other words, she hasn't worked at all this year. I had to go back down to the dungeon to help get a couple of people started with opening mail and remitting. I did get to go back upstairs at 9:00 and have been listening to phone calls and learning what I can since then. I am excited about the opportunity to move up, but am also leary about being in a call center. I'm just going to have to suck it up and deal with cranky customers. There isn't much else I could do. I did tell my boss (old boss) that if it wasn't for Coworker I would have stayed in the position I had. She was the deciding factor. I had to get away from her. I hope I don't have to see her once she does decide to act like an adult and come back to work. I have no sympathy for her whatsoever. She is the type of person that plays the system and is so good at it that she gets away with it. Anyway, so I am in my new position, but am also helping out downstairs when they need it.
I did have an interesting dream last night. I dreamt that I moved to my new position and they wouldn't give me one of the headsets that are small and sleek. They made me wear an enormous yellow headest like the ones the people who are on a tarmac at the airport wear. So I had to look like an idiot while everyone else had their ear pieces. Luckily, when I came in this morning, they had a nice, sleek headset for me. It does hurt my ear a little. I think I will try it for a few days and if my ear doesn't get used to it, I'll ask for one that had a headband instead. This one wraps around the back of my ear.
That's it for now. I'm on lunch and have a bit of bible reading to do. I'm hoping to actually make it through this year. I fizzled out around August of last year. I did make it in 2006 and am hoping to be able to do that again. We'll see with little Chloe coming. It's something I know I need to do.
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