Friday, February 05, 2010

Friday 55 & Da Count-A Quick Shift

FRIDAY 55-Last Night's Dream

Gees, she's yelling at me again.
Numbers, numbers, always numbers,
how much money, how many patients,
how many people did you call?

A sudden shift in the scene
and I am with three new doctors.
No yelling, no numbers, just calm talking.
One puts an arm around me and says,
"You're gonna be just fine."



DA COUNT-A New Job

Last night I had the dream described above...after my first day at a new place of employment, at the chiropractor's office where I have been a patient for 15 years. Yep, you read that right. I am no longer employed by Dr. Evil but instead by someone I've known and trusted a long time. About a week and a half ago they made me aware of a job opening in their office. At the same time Mr. Lime told me about a temp position in the elementary school in his district. There was a bit of wrangling but I decided to throw my hat in the ring at my chiro's office. Originally the new chiro job was intended to be full time, which meant late nights 5 nights a week. Between needing to get some continuing ed. requirements out of the way and not relishing a return home around 8pm every night I was a little hesitant. Then another job became available. This was part time and only required 3 late nights. On Wednesday they offered it to me. I thought for about a nanosecond before I said yes.

The timing was perfect because on Saturday I was let go from my previous place of employment...via a phone call from the associate doc...after I had put in many extra hours the week before, even though I was having a pretty wretched flare-up of lower back issues and had difficulty standing up straight the one day, even though I did the extra hours without any complaint. The official story I was given was the immediate need for someone willing to work more hours. When I turned my key in the remaining girls told me there was no replacement, they'd been asked to suggest some likely candidates. Ooooookay. Logic rules the day as always.

Anyway, I started my new job yesterday and was greeted with lots of hugs from people I've known and liked for years. They were all glad to have me join the office and I was really grateful to be there. There is a radically different tone in the office, which is far more caring on a genuine level. There's a sense of teamwork and family. Being given a chance to be a part of that is a BIG count this week.

30 comments:

Cheesy said...

AWESOME!! I am so smiling for you....

Suldog said...

When I heard the news, I went WOO-HOO! Seriously.

Brian Miller said...

a theme runs through both...nice to have those small reassurances. great 55.

mine is up!

Kat said...

Just another example of "everything happens for a reason"! Or, "when God closes a door, he opens a window" or in this case a bigger door.
Yahoo!
Congratulations! I am very happy for you. :)

Craig said...

Schweeeeet. . .

God is good. You so needed to be out of that other place (and just for the sake of sayin' so - they didn't know what they had when they had you), and look! - two new possibilities just at the right time!

Mind-boggling to me that a place that is only in existence to care for its patients, can be so bottom-line driven. The forest and the trees, eh? ('Dr. Evil' - love it!)

But that's all wasted brain-churning now, ain't it?

Woohoo, indeed!

Chef Kar said...

So happy to hear that your shift in jobs in not only positive, but welcomed...nice 55 in honor of it!

I'm up:

Friday Flash 55 ~ Checkmate

for a different kind of girl said...

Sometimes the best things happen when you least expect it. I'm very happy for you!

VE said...

Well...it's still WORK but I'll cut you some slack this time...

S said...

While I am perfectly stoked for you about the new job, there is a part of me that wants to visit this old chiro office of yours and give them a piece of my mind.
That it was so lame to work there wasn't enough, but they had to go and fire you? Now that is one seriously f****d up place to work. Dont you just want to go to their parking lot and put flyers on the cars of the patients letting them know about the Other Chiro office?

I am so glad you have another job it brings you that much closer to Trinidad.

g-man said...

Yay is Right!!
I'm so happy for you I could shit!

snowelf said...

Holy cow! I breathed a sigh of relief for you too! I am so glad you ae outta there and that your dream was not just a dream! :) I am so happy for you!!


--snow

Cricket said...

Excellent! Though "everyone was really nice to me at work today" doesn't make for the most entertaining posts... I'm sure you'll find new material.

Congratulations and yay, hooray. I think almost everyone has at least one job from which they were grateful to be sacked. Best wishes for your new one.

Cocotte said...

That's fantastic, Lime. Although I do hope that someday, you will work with special needs kids again!

Craver Vii said...

When a chiropractor puts his arm around you and says, "You're gonna be just fine," it's usually a prelude to some bone cracking! In this case though, I am breathing easy, confident that with the recent turn of events... you're gonna be just fine. Really.

Alice Audrey said...

Who your boss is can make such a difference.

Sudiegirl said...

Congratulations on your new work home...it makes all the difference in the world when you're appreciated.

Nessa said...

Loved your 55. Nice segue into your great news. Congratulations on your new job.

Flash 55 - Buried Secrets

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness

Susan said...

This is great news and a great 55! I've had so many work related bad dreams, LOL

I'm up right HERE

secret agent woman said...

Oh that really is good news. I think yelling at employees is unacceptable.

Hilary said...

Oh Michelle, I'm SO happy for you. This is just wonderful. Woohoo!

Ronda Laveen said...

Good for you. Great 55. A peaceful and calm 55 and no more Dr. Evil.

Anil P said...

Nothing more pleasant than working at a place one has known and liked. This is wonderful.

BBC said...

55 was the number on my race cars. New jobs are always exciting, I'm more interested in if the honeymoon will still be going on a year or two down the road.

Jeni said...

And we both know too, the happier the employee is in his/her job, the better quality of work that will be done for the employer as well! Always a win-win situation for both parties if the worker is content, enjoys the people and surroundings of the workplace! That's great that you were able to get this job and it will no doubt be reflected in many other areas that you are now content with your job. Big congrats to you!

Cupcake said...

I am so happy for you! A change in environment can make all the difference. Nice to be appreciated. Enjoy!

San said...

Michele, I have some catching up to do at your blog. But I'm so glad I stumbled in on this great news, this great dream. Isn't it great when things work out like this?

tattytiara said...

Wow, that must be such a mind twist to be going behind the counter. Congratulations!

Cosima said...

I am always flabbergasted as to why some people chose to make life hell for all those around them ... and ultimately for themselves.

I am very happy for you that you found a much better environment to work in.

Jocelyn said...

To be free of random rigidity...yes, that's a blessing.