Yikes, how did I miss your reply. I swear Gaia never sent me a message.
I've had retail/cashier, stocking, and desk jobs. I don't blame you for leaving the call center. I've heard it described as soul draining (especially for the one's that take incoming calls) and I can believe it.
I liked worked as a merchandise stocker because it kept me fit, plus I didn't have to deal with customers as much. I know have a good desk but ended up gaining 20 lbs so I guess it's give and take.
Good luck on your job search. With the holidays looming I'm sure you could at least find another part time job to supplement your hours if full time jobs are hard to come by.
Yeah, I find it very disheartening. I can make 100,000 gold playing switch em' while I make 3000 with Booty Grab. I wonder if they are trying to phase out the fish/tanks sometimes. Why else would they not raise the price you get from the bg to match everything else on the site. The aquariums were one of my favorite aspects of the website....sigh. If you don't mind me asking where/what kind of store do you work at? I have a desk job at a small medical billing company and I can relate. I found out I made less than anyone else at the company and keep having more and more tasks thrust upon me. I'd say go for the pay increase, assuming your boss isn't one of those psychos who would fire you at the mere mention of a raise. Hawaii was good. I wish I was there now. We stayed at a rental property right on a remote beach. Definitely different that anything else I have experienced. We went shell combing/snorkeling, took a helicopter tour, visited a goat farm, toured a botanical garden, did an ATV tour. Lots of hiking, and swimming. We also visited the Haleakala which cool because it was 10,000 ft above sea level. Oh yeah, and attended a Luau. It was a blast. I would say, only go to Hawaii if you do not plan to come back. It's a shock to the system coming back home.
I had the itch to come back for some reason today. What can I say xd How have things been? I am officially married and honeymooned for 2 weeks in Hawaii (Yay). Been a few changes to Gaia it seems. How has life been treating you?
Thank you ~ I am slowly healing. Using ice and hydrogen peroxide. If it doesn't improve ~ I will have to see a doctor. I am a tough nut. How are you doing? Sabastian is doing better ~ almost finish with his medicine. Today is CAnada's Thanksgiving. I cooked my turkey and stuffing on Friday. Been working since. I got time and half today. That will help with the bills. I get my 3 days off work, Thurs, Fri, Sat ~ perhaps I might see you on. Hope you have a great week!emotion_bigheartemotion_hugheart
It sure does make the difference! I am glad for your pup. Baking is physical job ~ I met someone who worked in a bakery and she told me how heavy lifting was involved. Not so unlike my job where I lift heavy stuff everyday. At least I am able to team up with others to get the job done. I have a wonderful supervisor...she is so caring and respectful. That made the difference too of how others treat you. She instills teamship and respect in all of us. The boss I had a few years ago plotted everyone against each other which makes a horrible work day. Now I enjoy going to work and even when I am feeling not so great (pain and stuff) Our team motivates us to do the best we can and help each other. My Sabastian is doing better ~ thank you. I miss you on Gaia. hugsemotion_bigheartemotion_hugheart
So nice to hear from you! Sabastian is coming over to the computer right now ~ he is feeling much better, thank you. It was a tough week, I got through it. I was so worried for Sabastian ~ He hurt his mouth, lips became inflamed, he did not eat or drink ~ he had a fever. He has loose teeth which is uncommon for a young male cat. The vet said he had a blow to the front of his mouth and that's why he was not eating. So dehydrated. I brought him in after researching the best vets and I was blown away by this vet. They are the best!!! Opposite of care from my poor Shadow. This vet put all the medicine together for me in syringes(painkiller) antibiotic and antiinflammorty (sorry I still haven't slept much) and a special baby food diet. It was not as expensive as I thought it would be. What a difference from the other vet. I still have nightmares of the bad vet.I don't let him out, I think the older cat swatted him at the top of the stairs and he fell over and hit his chin on the shelving down below.10 foot drop. Off to work I go. This is my friday today ~ I am so happy to hear from you and I think of you from time to time and what is happening in your life . I hope you and your family is well. I will be on Gaia tomorrow (my weekend). Hugsheart