Monthly archives: May, 2016

仕事の初日


“Good morning!” My mind shouted as I woke up this morning. I got out of bed at 5:40 after 1 snooze with no hesitation and got ready for my first day of work.

It’s been nearly 6 months since I last had to get out of bed to get money in my pocket. I’ve been living an easygoing potatoe life for half a year and I wonder how long this new job honeymoon time is going to last before I start missing it. As nice as the potatoe life sounds, it is stressful in your own way. Maybe I wouldnt be as stress if I were still living the no money life as I did throughout my whole college life lol. I’m too spoiled now, I want to shop, I want to dine out, I want to hangout and do all the fun stuff with no restrictions! So I am back to the full time office life again!

I only woke up extra early today to eat breakfast downtown. My sister came with me to spend some time before work to ease my first day anxiety. We went to a cafe downtown name Bacco. It was on the priceier side but definitely delicious!image

I got the Bacco Breakfast with overeasy eggs and bacon! What a dreamy breakfast, haha.

I arrived at work and first thing I saw is my name on the digital board in the lobby Welcoming me along with 3 other new hires. Oh, that was pretty cool. Went through basic orientation, signed all the important documents then started to go theough training. Pretty basic stuff ao far. The office is definitely laidback in comparison to my last job. I could get up to use the bathroom whenever I feel like I need it, oh thank god for that. I tend to need to use the bathroom once every hour when I work… No joke.

 

So far the first week seems to be a training week. Hope I learn enough to do my real work!

 

So far I only for see great things from my new work place, I’m fairly happy with it so がんばります!


I did it!

After a few months of hunting, I finally landed a job! Yay! I totally thought I butchered this interview but turns out I got a offer. I don’t want to go in too much details of the nature of the job, but it’s pretty much your basic, entry level office job. Pay is a little better than my previous positions (which is great). Best thing about it is that it is located in the heart of downtown so thank god I don’t have to relying on a car to get to work. The only difference that it will make if I drive to work is that I can leave my house 15 minutes later. Fifteen minutes is a long time in the morning but if I were to drive, the entire commute will just be me listening to the radio while paying attention to the road. On the other hand, if I wake up 15 minutes earlier, take a walk to the bus stop, hop on the bus and do whatever I want. I can listen to music, read a book, play games, and even nap if I wanted that extra energy (or grogginess LOL). I don’t think the commute will be an issue for me since I used to commute to school in Seattle all the time. I’m pretty excited!

I start work this up coming Monday. So Soon! I know.. I was supposed to start on Monday the 23rd but it just happens I will be out of town that weekend. So I asked if I could start later or earlier. They have to do the HR stuff on a Monday, and since the Monday after the 23rd is Labor day the only option is left for us is to move it up. I really don’t mind starting earlier. I’ve been pretty bored at home. I want to go out, but sometimes going out requires you to spend money which is something I don’t have right now. Thus, starting my work ASAP is no problemo.

I really don’t know what is up ahead for me with this job, but I really hope it will be something I can stick with for several years. I’m a little sick of seeing my 1 year jobs on my resume. It makes me look like I can only tolerate a job for 1 year and I need a break lol. Honestly that is half of the truth, which is why I want a job that will not burn me out too fast. A job that will respect me when I need time off to spend with my family, to travel, to play, to live my life. In return, I’ll be your hardest worker! Which was the issue I had with my previous job. We were all overworked, and as a contract worker you really feel disposable and under-appreciated. Especially when you’re working hard and doing so much better than the full time employer *cough cough* yes I am talking about you who used to sit next to me. And yet his position is in no where near termination. While I was threaten to be terminated when I needed 1 day off to attend a family member’s wedding. I understand that it’s the nature of a high demand job but really now? We’re all humans…

Then again, I learned a lot from my old job. It was very disciplining and eye opening. I met a lot of great people and learn a lot about what company culture means. Now I know how to move forward on not only looking at what I do as my jobI was being a little bit more picky about my job search this time around merely because I don’t want to see the same thing happening. Plus, being honest about this fact is the best for both me and my prospective employer right?

Hope everything goes well!