Update on Working

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by witzend, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Well, I have been working a week now. I have been surprised at how well I am doing, actually. I was so sore and achy the first day, I had to come home and take pain pills. I was less achy the second day, but did have to take a pain pill then, too.

    I told my boss I can only work four 1/2 days a week. She seemed fine with that. She updated my desk by giving me a keyboard drawer, and is really good about my not doing a lot of repetitive motion stuff in the shoulders. So, I have not had to take any medication for pain in the past 3 days.

    It's totally obvious that she has not had an assistant in the past. I am doing a lot of catch up on typing and stuff, but I don't think that she really needs me all that much time once I get her office up and going. I really only wanted to work 2-3 days a week, and it's 25 miles each way. There's plenty of work available here in the neighborhood, and I absolutely refuse to sit around someone else's office and wait for the phone to ring! I'll give it a few months, but if it gets quiet the way that I think it will, I will encourage her to find someone who really wants to work those hours, and I will continue to organize things for her once a week if she wants.

    Fingers crossed!
  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    glad to hear things are off to a good start! :smile:
  3. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

    Glad to hear things are going well so far!!

  4. Stella Johnson

    Stella Johnson Active Member

    Glad to hear it is going so well! :bravo:

    You sure you want to give up a job like this?

  5. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Glad to hear that you are enjoying the new job.
  6. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Sounds like a positive for you Witz...enjoy being out in the working world.
  7. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    Sounds like you are doing great, Witz! :smile: