Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Five 7.14.2017

Happy Friday! how are you ? Guess What? I'm in charge of my entire office today!! I hope that I don't accidentally set the entire place on fire today! I guess that also means less bloggy and more worky Ana today....

I'm joining the Friday 5 Link up with  Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness . 



This Monday, it will be my 11 year anniversary at my job. Lucky for me, I'm still here! and today I am going to share with you 5 things about my job.

1. The people who I work with are amazing! Everybody who works here has a passion for helping others, and we each have different talents to make that happen. While I might not be the best at doing presentations in front of a group of people, I know my co-worker is and will shine at his job. Yes, sometimes there is the one person who I get into disagreements with, but at the end of the day, I still admire her work.

2. I can explain almost anything with a chart and a spreadsheet. Everything I know about excel, I learned while teaching it in a program I worked at. All of those skills helped me survive and succeed at my current job. I enjoy excel so much, that I have made a chart and a spreadsheet during a fight with Roger... #truestory.

3. I grew up in this place. I remember clearly my first day of working here, I walked in here as if I owned the place... most mornings I will walk in with that same attitude. But looking back, it is so clear that I was very immature, dumb and over confident.

4. I respect people of cash assistance. We have a rule at our office, we can get mad and annoyed at our participants and talk about how much we are irritated by their arguments with us... but if you don't work at/with our program, you can't judge them, or speak badly about them to us. We will defend them and shame those to attack them.

It irritates me when people immediately judge a single mom on welfare! The comments are always the same, they are lazy, they are indecent, the are drug addicts, they are trying to take advantage of the system... and they should all suck it up and go get a job.... STOP!! Most of our participants are hard working individuals that have fallen on hard times! Their school system failed to give them skills, they live in difficult situations with little or no support from family or friends, and in many communities, there is no way out of those circumstances. And to add to the pain, the amount of money they get in a month is shameful! it is not enough to support a family, or to pay bills.... We spend more having the president traveling to his beach resort in one weekend, yet hardly anybody complains about that! ....

5. My job is stressful, but I enjoy the challenge. There is 1 week per month in which I'm scrambling around to finish audits and turn in all the work... that is not the stressful part, that is what I do and am good at. The stress comes when other supervisors question my work with no reason... but that over confidence I talked about earlier helps... I enjoy knowing that the audits are going to be passed and  I can once again show that the work here is good.


How is your Friday going?

What is the longest you have been at a job?

What is one challenging task at your job?

Tell me about a random talent of yours.

20 comments:

  1. I recently started a new job and so far so good. Just very long hours. Before that I was at a my job for over 5 years and I thought that was a long time. That's awesome that you have been there 11 years and still enjoy it.

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    1. Oh ! I want to hear more about this new job!! 5 years is a long time!

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  2. You KILLED me with the story about how you made a spreadsheet and charts during a fight with Roger!!! HA HA HA! You rule. Poor Roger. LOL

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    1. It's absolutely true! I'll have to dig out the charts, because afterwards, it was hilarious!

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  3. Now I know who to go when I need excel help!
    The Roger story made me laugh lol
    I agree about lumping everyone on assistance in one category...my mom needs her very meager amount and worked hard before she was disabled to get it.
    I have worked for the same school system for 20 years, longest at one school was 10 years.

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    1. See, I believe that if this country wants to see itself as a world leader, there needs to be a support system for those who can't find work, or are not able to work... without any judgement.

      20 years is amazing Karen!!

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  4. 22 years as a teacher. I am at a new job that I HATE!!!! So it is hard getting up and going to work.
    I love EXCEL too!!
    I have a good memory for numbers - ie I know my credit card number.

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    1. 22 years is amazing!!

      I'm sorry about the job Darlene! it's stressful to not want to get up to go to work!

      I don't have my cc memorized, that could get me in trouble, but I do have my DL, library card and license plate memorized.

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  5. I actually will have my 11-year anniversary at my job in September, and that';s my longest gig to date (I was a stay-at-home mom when our kids were little, so I "lost" a good 12 years of working-outside-the-home experience...no regrets, though). Ugh...Excel is not my game....I'm an art geek, and Excel is not compatible with the dominant side of my brain LOL

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    1. Congratulations on your 11 year anniversary! I admire Stay at home moms! I myself can't afford it, but would have loved to stay home with my son!

      I love that art is your talent! I suck at any art stuff!

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  6. That is awesome on working 11 years at your job! Before I became a teacher I worked in marketing for the bar association and I was there about 10 years? Now I am a teacher and going on my 8th year.

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    1. Teachers are amazing! you all dont' get enough credit for everything you do!

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  7. Ive been with the same company for 8 years, but Ive had different roles within that. Its been so stressful lately, but I really enjoy what I do. Its nice to have the same job for a long time I think, as long as you don't get bored!

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    1. 8 years is awesome! It is awesome to experience different roles in one company! it gives you an appreciation for different work.

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  8. Hoping you had a great day at the office and did not in fact set it on fire :)

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    1. Thanks Deborah! Did not even set the microwave on fire!

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  9. Congrats on your anniversary! I've been at my current position for 5 years. I'm struggling with trying to keep up with the pace, tho. THey're moving me to a less busy clinic. I have mixed feelings about that. But I have to work, so I have to do whatever it takes, right?

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    1. Thank you! I'm sorry Wendy! I hope it works out for you!

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  10. Congrats on 11 years! Your participants are lucky to have you guys helping them. I do not look badly on those who need assistance and it makes me mad when people lump those who need assistance into one category. My mom grew up with a single mom and there were 4 kids so they were on welfare. They had lots of tough times. Eventually, my grandma remarried and as her kids got older, she was able to get a good job and work hard until it was time to retire.

    This August, I will start my 13th year at my school district. Obviously that is the longest I have been at any one job! AND I DO NOT HAVE TO USE EXCEL THANK GOODNESS! I remember learning it in college but I don't know how to use it anymore. Math and codes are tricky for me. Paul is good at excel though. :)

    Maybe I will write a post about my job sometime this Aug! The most challenging thing about my job... is knowing that no matter what I do, I will never be perfect or be able to give to my students exactly what they need, because there is 500+ of them and only one of me.

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    1. Yes! if this country wants to call itself developed, it needs to help take care of those that don't have food or means!

      Congratulations on your 13 years at school! it is amazing that you can put up with so many kids at once ! I know that you can't make a change on all of them, but you can make an impact on a few! and that is fantastic!

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