I have reached the end of the Inventory Job chapter of my life!!! FINALLY! I stuck it out and was successful and learned a ton and made many new friends. Tomorrow is my last day! Only ten more hours to go! I am SO excited! I’m also a bit terrified… Additionally, I’m a bit sad. I will miss a lot of my old coworkers. Many of them were nice and it was really the people there that allowed me to stay with the job as long as I did. I’m relieved this chapter is over though and I’m so glad it’s had a happy end! June was a great month for me! I got engaged! I moved out of the ghetto and into a wonderful apartment! I had a job interview and was offered a new job! I am now an Admissions Person with A Private Online University! That sounds SO MUCH better then Warehouse Person! My degree is finally worth it! I’m almost literally making twice what I did at the warehouse job. My new job starts on 7/25. Despite all the drama, despite all the shenanigans – I MADE IT!
I really am amazing! I am so proud of myself for continuing to try and for not settling or giving up. I’m proud that I’ve maintained my integrity and my friendliness and my smile. I still see the world as a magical place and things are finally going according to my plans! All we need now is for Fiance to also get a great job and to get a dog! And maybe a house! I don’t know about the house yet though. I’m excited for the future but I’m also excited for the present! I can finally look around and be content, at least for a while. I think this new job will teach me many new skills and I think it will be a place where I can grow! I can’t believe my Inventory career is over! It’s so overwhelming! I hope I don’t cry tomorrow. I’d wanted to make some people cards… but I didn’t… Everything will be okay. I just need to keep on smiling and everything will be okay.
(Author’s Note: LoL Irony! End of inventory indeed… Also notice my excitement about this job? Yeah, turns out I wasn’t helping anyone go to school. Nope. I was a phone salesperson who had to call upwards of 300 people a day and try to get them to apply to get into an online degree program. They didn’t need school? Nonsense, I just wasn’t able to “overcome their objections.” What I learned from that job was that there is no way to actually be removed from a call list. Instead those people are trained to just set a call date for a few months down the road so someone else can have a shot at convincing you. I only lasted at this job for 6 months. It was a million times worse then Inventory but at least the money was great! I had planned on working there to pay for the wedding but they were doing layoffs and I was offered a buy out or a chance to keep an awful job I hated. I TOOK THE BUY OUT! ALL RIGHT! I then had a couple months off work to be unemployed. I used some of the spin selling techniques I learned at this job to spin being unemployed to, “I took a few months off work to plan my wedding.” BAM! And realistically… it totally worked! I got another job the second week in May (lol a combo Inventory/Office Worker job) and on the first we had an incredible wedding that was well planned and way more affordable then it could have been because I found all the best deals in my spare time. But that’s a story for another entry.)