Hello everyone, how was your weekend? I hope it was nice and relaxing – mine wasn’t quite what I would call relaxing as I worked, but it was still nice! Usually at around this time on a Sunday evening, I’m reflecting on my weekend wishing that it would stick around so it would delay a new week for just a bit longer. But not today! I’m really eager about starting a new week! I feel positive tonight and so I’m hoping its going to set the same tone for the rest of the week. The biggest sigh of relief will come on Thursday once I submit my 2000 word TMA – can’t wait to get this essay completed. Not only do I plan on being productive in my assignment but I also plan on making a positive start in my new project to Shape Up.
Things usually start with the beginning but not in this case. Today is the end of my three and a half year employment at Burger King. As I watched many people come and go over the years, I’ve often wondered how I would feel on my last shift. Would I feel happy? Would I feel sad? Would I feel relieved? Would I feel worried? Well I’m not sure, but I’m about to find out….. My last shift commences in just a couple of hours time!
Well, where do I start on this one? When 2012 rolled around I had my fingers crossed for different things in my life. Change has always been something that excited me, when many people find it a daunting concept. I don’t mean like drastic life changing sort of change, but I was looking for a change nonetheless. Of course, I knew 2012 was already going to be different as soon as I knew I was getting Polly. There have already been a lot of new experiences and memories made due to having a puppy, and we’re only getting started. However, I still felt like I need something else.
Its the weekend! And only fifteen sleeps to go! Who’s feeling excited?
I found out last month at work that I have about 12 days or so left of holiday left to take this year so I quickly dropped in a holiday request form and booked a week off – this upcoming week to be precise! I’m psyched about having next week off, talk about perfect timing before the holiday season. Plenty of chance to get me in the festive mood, stock up on all my Christmas shopping etc. I have quite a bit planned that I would like to get done on my holiday week while still trying to fit in time for this:
So what do I feel like doing today then? x
Last night at work I was stressed. Continue reading
Can you put years of history into one, neat little box?
I did it!
I went. I worked. I passed. I came home! Simples.
If you missed Part I, I’ve been away since Tuesday on a basic management course for work. Part of me questioned whether I would be able to stay away by myself for 4 days but I did it! All going to plan, this means I should be running shifts at work by September. Exciting stuff. Continue reading
Next week I am going away on a course for work. I am doing a course in Basic Management Training, which lasts from Tuesday to Friday and I have to pass two tests which will entitle me to return to work as a shift manager. At the moment I’m just a general assistant at Burger King.
All of this is fine apart from the staying away from home part. I haven’t ever been away from home by myself and the thought of it scares me a little bit! I know it sounds silly to say that but its intimidating knowing that I’m going somewhere I’ve never been before with people I don’t know!
Obviously I’ve been working loads to prepare myself and I’ve been shown the basics of how to run a shift at work. Its completely different to being a general assistant out on the front counter serving all the time. There is quite a lot of paper work to complete, including checking dates, taking temperatures, counting the safe and so on.
But the course I’m taking is more focused on how you manage people which is what I need to learn. The tests you have to sit are there to make sure that you have the basic knowledge in place. I’ve been reading lots of appropriate paperwork and I feel quite confident with what I know.
It often feels like I spend my whole life being tested. Tests of knowledge: GCSE’s, A Levels, first year of a degree – not to mention copious amounts of coursework assessments too. Tests of capability: practical Driving Tests. And all of those other tests that life throws at you: like when you’re juggling a busy lifestyle, the pressures keep on mounting and you feel like you’re never going to see light at the end of the tunnel.
I’m not trying to sound melodramatic or anything but honestly life can feel like a whopping great test sometimes
But the only thing about tests is that mostly I come out a better and stronger person because of them. Tests teach me things about myself, they remind me that I am a fighter and a hard worker, which is all I am going to strive to be in my life. What more can I give than my best?
I’m still going to be a part time employee even as a shift manager. Tomorrow I’ve been working for 3 years! Crazy! I feel a great sense of achievement knowing that a) I was lucky enough to get a job and b) that I’ve worked my butt of since the tender age of sixteen!
Having a job has given me so many opportunities, even as a part-timer – I’ve bought a car, learned to drive, and best of all maintained a lifestyle that makes me happy.
So I know just how important it is that I have try my hardest to get a long term job in the future, not so far away. I want all of what I already have and more – a house, cars, and one day enough to provide for a family of my own.
I’m going for a promotion at work, not for the money (which is only a tiny 41p anyway) but to show people that I am a person who is willing to go that bit further. I hope I am successful next week because I know I can do it.
If this what it takes, then so be it, let’s see what I can do!