Sunday, July 27, 2014

Moving pretty fast...

So I started my new job on the 15th and by the 25th, I have already gotten a promotion and a raise! To say that it's all moving fast is an understatement. When I went in for the job interview the office manager told me that she was going to start me off in reception to figure out how the office runs and how everything works and then move me to dispatch. There was another girl that got moved from reception to the dispatch position a week before I started. The owners of the company as well as the office manager knew I had dispatching experience, but wanted to give the other girl a shot at it. Well Friday I was called into the managers office. First thought process is, I've only been here 9 days... did I screw something up lol. Anyways, I go into her office and she proceeds to tell me that the other girl isn't working out and that they are going to move her back to reception and me into the dispatch position. Not only did she say that, but she followed it up with a 2 dollar raise as well as a commission on warranty parts. I gladly accepted it lol. The pay scale down here compared to the pay scale for the same job in Ft. Worth is crazy. At my last job I was making less money and had 14-16 drivers on any given day. Here there are three technicians! Now at this job there is a lot more that goes into the dispatching position. Billing, parts, warranties and such. From what I've gathered in the short time I've been there is that it's a lot more like my old job at the tow company. Of course there aren't tow trucks, but as far as how the calls come in and then you dispatch someone to the job. I have to train the old dispatch girl on the front desk and how it runs... which is wild within itself because I've have only been there such a short time. The office manager asked me how long it would take me to train her on everything. I told her that I basically caught on within a couple of days, but I didn't know how fast she learned things. I asked the office manager how fast she caught on to the dispatching and she said that she still hadn't learned some of the basic key elements of it that she should of learned already. We agreed that I would train her Monday- Wednesday and then starting Thursday I would take over the dispatching part and she would take on the reception part by herself. I'm anxious but excited all at the same time. From what I've picked up, there have been a lot of people in and out of that place. Mainly because of the bosses wife. She is very opinionated and thinks very highly of herself....nice way to put it. She talks down to everyone and has a very condescending way of dealing with everything. She doesn't bother me. Probably because for one she has yet to speak to me that way, I believe if she did I would have to come up with a nice way of putting her in her place. But also because I've dealt with people with their houses in foreclosure, I've dealt with people being stuck on the side of the road cussing... There hasn't been someone in that position that has been able to take charge and get shit done. The office manager made it a point to tell me that she thinks I can do that and to not let her down. And then on Friday the owner told the head technician that play time was over because I was going to get them... Them counting on me to make changes and get that department of the company back to where it needs to be makes me nervous because it's pressure to really get in there and get it done, but it also is a confidence builder. It feels good knowing that they think I have what it takes. Plain and simple it feels SO DAMN GOOD to be back working. I knew after I was laid off in October that I wouldn't go back to work for a while. Jeramy and I had the agreement that we would move and I would get everyone settled into the new routine, house, schools, work, everything that came along with moving 230 miles away from any and everything we knew. We both know how much happier of a person I am when I work, so we decided I would go back to work when the kids went back to school in august. Obviously that happened a little quicker than we thought it would. Never imagined I would get a full time offer on my second job interview and start the next day. Feels good....
Jeramy and I were talking about this last night. I was telling him that I now feel like I'm planting my roots in Houston Texas. He had his job at the airfield, the kids had their school so their roots were planted pretty much as soon as we moved here. I enjoyed taking care of them, I enjoyed being here to take and pick them up from school, I enjoyed going to their school functions... being home for these past 7 months has been good all the way around. I knew I was starting to get the itch to go back to work a month or so ago. Thankful that I am now back and actually like what I'm doing. I think it's a natural thing to question if the decision to move was a good or bad one. I knew financially for my family it would be the best thing, but I questioned if everything else would fall into place. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it was the best decision ever. Not only financially, but everything else has fallen into place. I do miss my old stomping grounds. I do miss the familiar sights and sounds of the place I lived for 30 years of my life. I do miss my friend and family.... but I truly believe this is where I'm suppose to be. Humbled, Blessed beyond anything and everything I deserve, Happy, Grateful... I wonder if this will ever become "Home" in my mind because I still think of DFW as being home... maybe after 30 years Spring will be home lol. Regardless, I believe this is where I am suppose to be.

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Welcome to the wonderful life of me! I am married to my best friend, my soul mate, my right hand man, the love of my life and we have been blessed with 3 beautiful Z kiddos. Jeramy and I have known each other since we were 14 &16, and have been married for 5 years. He is in the Army and I get to be a stay at home mommy :) We have had our ups and downs, life hasn't always been peaches and cream, but we are blessed!