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I posted this in a forum today for my EQ Guild... I figured I'd copy and paste it here for those of you that wonder what I do for a living...

I currently find my second home at OfficeMax, where I not only do the regular every day customer service thing, but I'm also Loss Prevention and more or less Honorary Bookkeeper: I'm the brainy girl that they sic onto anything that needs to be done on paper and handle everything from the cash office, i.e. daily deposits and reports and all other sorts of fantabulous stuff. I also have keys to everything, one of the only 2 people that are not managers to do so.

So, basically, I'm like a supervisor in many regards, I just don't have to deal with bitchy customers - those I still get to pawn off on real management. :D

up until june of last year, i also worked at Michael's Arts & Crafts, along with OfficeMax. Before moving back up to the pacific northwest from phoenix, I was a travel agent for almost 4 years, and prior to that, worked in a law firm and as an assistant manager for an apartment complex.

so why don't i have a 'real' job, you ask, with that resume? (people ask me that all the time...) upon moving up here, i realized, after almost 5 months of searching, that the job market here SUCKS in comparison to phoenix, so I could't even land an interview. Even temp agencies couldn't land me a job, it was so bad. After working retail, I realized that it's SO much more fun than a desk job, not to mention the facts that I don't have to decide what to wear every day (uniforms...), and there aren't those horrid interoffice politics like there are in desk jobs...


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Apr. 25th, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
Thank you for the informatino :) I shall store that :D

I think you were saying something about not having medical insurance? That really sucks considering all that you do more than a regular just process the customers person. Umm... there was anothier point to my comment but it has escaped me *Thought: Yeepie I'm free!!* Yep its gone!

So glad that the days seem acclerated,
Jan. 26th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
it's changed since then because we had a new district manager swoop in and take my keys away, but i still have it easy there. i make more there than i did at almost any of my property management jobs in phoenix, so i'm not complaining.

nope, no insurance, which scares the willies out of me. that was also part of the reasoning behind going into the medical field, because - correct me if i'm wrong here - but if i WORK for a hospital, for example, that i SHOULD at least have 'employee benefits' ;)
Jan. 26th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
Hopefully :)
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Apr. 25th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
I live in Ohio, finding a good job here wouldn't be so great. That's why I'm getting out of here after college.
Apr. 26th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
Having a 'career,' or a job that you dedicate most of your life to, is a ridiculous modern thing. Work is supposed to be what you do to enhance your off time, so that you don't starve and you have a little extra money for Starbucks. (well, some people don't consider Starbucks necessary, but whatevah) We were never meant to focus our lives on our livelihoods, unless we happen to be one of those brave souls that does what we love for a living. Even then, work is just work, it's not real life, it's not what makes you who you are. What you do in the time that is your own is who you are, and what your life should revolve around.

And money IS NOT HAPPINESS, PEOPLE!!! If we would just believe that and stop admiring people for being wealthy, we'd all be so much happier and more alive.
Oct. 14th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
i almost can't handle reading my posts from my life in phoenix, because my heart aches to see how miserable i was. i so hated my life, and i don't think that a lot of it had to do with my rape (though i'm sure that it brought a lot of the misery to the forefront, and certainly changed my view of SO many things.)

i cried for almost a week straight, it broke my heart to leave that place, to leave the life i had built for myself, so very much.

if you're bored and want a read, you can check out my little metamorphosis starting here. the month of april was the most profound. after i got here, the first 7 months were incredibly difficult, until i got the HELL out of my mom's apartment. i think that the 7 months of utter difficulty upon coming here was a massive necessity in order to be able to properly enjoy my life as it is now. it was the final part of the transformation, the struggling to get out of the cocoon so that i could spread my wings, if you will.

it was amazing as i was rereading those posts. my heart broke again in reading the emotionalness i had gone through (utter loss to anger, etc.) and then almost the instant i arrived in washington, my face had a smile in reading the posts.

the thing that breaks my heart the most is that i have almost zero desire to visit arizona again. it breaks my heart even more to know that i keep in touch with almost none of the friends that i had known for years there. no one that i had thought best friends: meredith, chris, brian, annette, lori, none. the only people i still am in contact with after 2 1/2 years is an old neighbor i had for a year and those that have active lj's (mainly stacebass and norsican, who were also in the vacant stairs.)

and thank you for inspiring me to go back and look at those posts, i think it was something i really needed spiritually today. *hugs*
Nov. 4th, 2005 08:19 am (UTC)
I read a few of those posts, but I REALLY want to catch up on commenting, so I'm going to bookmark it for laydahs.

*hugs back*
Oct. 27th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
he hee, i TOTALLY understand about catching up on commens!
Oct. 27th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
commenTs, too.
Apr. 29th, 2005 06:31 am (UTC)
If I ever decided to take a part-time job to bring in a bit of extra cash, I'd apply at Michael's because they're always advertising that they have positions available, and man, I could use an employee discount at that store. :)

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