Saturday, September 27, 2008

Am I Excited?

I'm sure you can tell from the newly themed blog that I am excited for Halloween. I'm actually a little late. Normally I'm very excited for the holiday back in August. Now it's only 3 days until one of my favorite months and I have caught the fever!

It started with me finding a playlist I made last year. I worked at The Sharper Image and I made a CD with all Halloween music to play on my second favorite holiday. I've been listening to it every day. These songs bring me back. Right now I'm listening to a Thriller remix that I had played at a few Halloween ward dances back at BYU. Reed M. *loved* this song too. Once it's October I'll probably post the playlist up on here. Now I'm listening to "I Put a Spell On You."

I want to have a Halloween party. I want to have the classics like a costume contest, bobbing for apples, donuts on a string, sugar cookies and all the other trimmings. I'd better get to work!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Things Are Improving

Yesterday was my last day at Staples. For those that don't know about it, I'll update you quickly. I started looking for a job in August. I applied everywhere and it seemed that no one was hiring. After all, no one called me for an interview. Then I got a call from Staples and I took the job. I really needed the money. One week later I had a call from Circuit City for an interview. I took a job there. I went to Staples and let them know that I needed to quit. I had hoped they would let me go without having to put in my two weeks. After all, I had only worked there three days. The manager wanted me to stay the remaining two weeks because I was already on the schedule.

So a few days ago the manger offered me a quarter more pay than Circuit City if I would stay. I really considered it. Staples is closer and within walking distance than CCity. I like the people at Staples better as well. But the position was only head cashier and I'd just be standing behind a register all day. I can do much better than that.

So yesterday I turned down the promotion and said that I would not be able to work there any longer. It is a relief to be done with two jobs. I was working every day and with alternating hours.

It also feels great to have money in the bank and a steady income. Now the downside is that at CCity you have to earn full-time hours. So I can expect 30+ hours every week, but I won't know how many until the week comes. That means there will be variation in my paycheck. I like to have reliable income. I am not the most financially inclined so reliability helps me out a lot.

On another note, aren't you loving this weather? It's 80 degrees out right now and today's high is 85! I was walking outside in shorts and it was heaven. I wish this cold would go away and I'd be enjoying it even more!