New Job

Aug. 12th, 2013 10:46 am
ostarella: (Smiles)
[personal profile] ostarella
Well, I start my new job today, working in maintenance for a small manufacturing company. Washing walls, cleaning machines, etc, so not 'janitorial' in that respect. And, as needed, I'll switch over to the production line as well. Pay is good, and my traveling distance is 18 miles one way, so about half what it is to get to Walmart. I'm keeping the Walmart job for the time being, but only working weekends. I work 4 9-hour days and then 4 hours on Fridays, so can fit in the Walmart hours okay. Figure to hang on to both until the snow flies, and then drop Walmart - have no interest in another winter driving that distance. But now I can afford to get all the things done with the house and yard that need doing, plus if I can stay another 3 years, I'll have a nice nest egg to ensure I can take the early retirement. So keeping my fingers crossed that the job lasts that long and that it's not so hateful I can't hang on that long - which I'm not really worried about. If I could last over 3 years at the store, I can last 3 years at the new place. It does mean a serious lack of free time for the next couple of months, but well worth it, I think. And once I quit the store, it'll be nice having that short Friday.

Wish me luck! :D

Date: 2013-08-12 07:35 pm (UTC)
beckyblack: (steel)
From: [personal profile] beckyblack
Good luck with it. Shorter commutes are always good. Even though you Americans probably think fifty miles each way is a short commute. :D

Are you getting any writing time in that schedule?

Date: 2013-08-13 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ostarella.livejournal.com
I'm hoping to work it in. I know once I quit Walmart I'll have time at least on weekends but until then I'm basically trying to divvy up 4-5 hours each day between yard projects, house projects, and writing. Unfortunately, the weather is the boss until fall - good weather means I have to be outside getting that work done. ;(

Date: 2013-08-13 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] partly.livejournal.com
Good luck and congratulations!

Depending on the roads, a 20 minute commute can be nice. Where I live that's about the distance to Wausau -- it's on a highway, along the Wisconsin River and is one of the most beautiful drives anywhere.

So glad to hear the pay is good.

Date: 2013-08-13 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ostarella.livejournal.com
After a 40 minute commute to my other job, 20 minutes is pure heaven! I just have to get used to the road - the other one I could practically drive in my sleep, and this one I still don't know where all the curves are. But I'm more than willing to get used to it :D

Date: 2013-08-16 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] billy-shriner.livejournal.com
Yes, good luck! I hope it all works out... and you still have some time to do some writing. x

Date: 2013-08-16 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ostarella.livejournal.com
Thank - hopefully I can get at least an hour each day for writing. One nice thing about having a full time job is that I don't have all the 'excess' time, and makes it easier to maintain a routine - once I figure out what the routine is, anyway. :p

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