Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Suz, Mar 4, 2008.
How have your first couple of days been??? I'm so excited for you!
Yeah, I can't remember which job you took?????
See ? She is so valuable they kept her overtime her first day and she can't come play here!
Way To Go Ab!
I wanna hear all about your new job, too!!!
Don't know where to start. It's a banking job and they basically threw me to the wolves within 15 minutes of being there. I literally broke a sweat and was shaking. NO training.
I'm pretty computer savvy. But, this system is the most archiac way to do business. Whoever, in their life, uses the 'end' key? To top matters off, my so-called trainer doesn't speak very good English, and she speak 1000 miles per hour. "key, key, 11, end, end, end." You get that? Ummm. no. Finally, about a couple of hours into it, I asked her if she minded if I took notes. Geez...I need a cheat sheet.
The other thing that amazed me was the LARGE amount of cash that comes through. What are these people doing...and can I have a job? We talking 10's of thousands in raw cash.
The kicker was at the end of the day a former parent came in. We do the hug through the 6 inch plexiglass. I taught 3 of his kids. I jokingly said, "So, are you here to deposit millions?"
He laughed, and gave me a check for 43.6 mill. My mentor is gone. I'm in total panic mode. Bring up his account and I was astounded. Patiently waited for lead teller...I'm sweating beads. The check was not written out correctly and he says he's taking his mills out of there. Now, I'm basically wet with sweat. Not my decision, but they did bow down to him in the end.
It was a very interesting, very fast-paced day. I'm on information overload and hope I don't forget my cheat sheet for tomorrow!
Bottom line...I learned to eat something for breakfast. No breaks. NO HEALS. Wear my glasses.
Are you serious? Mils? OMG I want to work where they do. I'll be a janitor.
My whole thought was WHY would someone write a check for that amount??? Isn't there some kind of inter-banking transfer, etc.?
Shoot...I don't even write a check for my water bill, which is all of about $20.
Off to a new day tomorrow.
OMG Abbey. All that cash would make me nervous as heck!
Although, I'm sorry but I really cracked up over:
I would've fainted dead away.
But it does sound exciting. Huge congrats on successfully making it thru your first day on the job!!!!
In a month you'll be telling Miss Can't Speak English how to do her job better. ; )
Well, it's a safe bet that it's not MY bank you're working in! Our whole little bank probably doesn't have as much in it as that one check!
Congratulations on the job, though ~ looks like it's going to be an interesting one!
Congrats Abbey! I too deal with giant checks. At least most of our clients have moved away from check writing and are now doing wire transfers. Those are easier but in a way a pain. If the client doesn't give a reference number that we recognize on our end, I end up wasting a ton of time tracking down where to apply it! Jeesh.
Well, it sounds like you jumped in feet first, which is sometimes the better way. Good luck!
It's a main office in a very high-end area of Vegas. I suspect that alot of the money coming in is from casinos (jackpots) and real estate. I don't dare ask.
So, on day 2, I have my gramma glasses attached, had a small bowl of cereal, low heeled shoes, my cheat sheet, and my bra suffiently stuffed for emergencies. I think I'm ready.
Our winters here basically consist of wind. LOTS of wind. It's been blowing consistently all night from 30-60mph. So...no cute hair style for me today. It's nicely twisted in a bun, which I will have to redo after my walk from the parking lot to the office. I hate doing hair.
Oh, Jo...just reread your post and now I'm in panic mode. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO A WIRE TRANSFER!!!
Abbey, you're wearing a BRA??? ( - hey, couldn't resist the tease)
Was that guy trying to withdraw $43 mother in law....with a check?????
Anything over $10,000 going in or going out in cash (green stuff, not checks) has a report you need to complete for IRS.......well, at least there used to be a form in the old days when I was a banker.
Good for you for jumping into the fire. I'm proud of you!
I am so totally IMPRESSED!!! Jumping in right off the bat, NOT passing out at a check like that, and grasping that they will ALWAYS bow down to a client with that kind of $$$, sounds like you have got it ALL together!
I worked in a bank for a couple of years - commercial real estate appraisal and then installing credit card machines. Once you get the "Bow Down" thing, you have got most of it!
Just try to stay neutral on the gossip. That was the killer for new people in our bank. No way to stay out of it, just imagine it is a group of middle school girls - avoid the cliques!
I hope this is the start of a wonderful adventure. And, I too will put money down that YOU will be streamlining THEM in a year!!
ps. Exactly what are we stockpiling in the "bra" for banking? Extra balance bars to chow in the bathroom? A secret program to upload to collect those 1/100ths of a penny so you can retire early?? Stun gun for that difficult boss?
I am all ears (because, obviously I am NOT all bazoombas!!)
Be sure to take an extra pair of reading glasses (if you wear prescription, try to get as close as you can with the drug store kind!)
Well I am all bazoombas - but I can't fit anything but ME in my bra. lol
$43 milllion????? Does he have a brother.
Totally rocks ---ABBEY!!!!
Sooooo excited to hear about your new job!!! Hats off to you for trying something so new and exciting! AND thank you for the totally fun/awesome report on the gazilionnaire customer! LOL! Way To Go! Looking forward to finding out why you need to stuff your bra? Are you trying to impress the gazillionare? I'm SURE I have missed something? Please keep us posted...I have always wondered if those banking dudes peak at our accounts! LOL!
p.s. Tell him he can withdraw the money, put it in my account and we'll worry about the paperwork later! heeee heeeee
Day two update.
No, he was depositing the check. Heck...I haven't written a check in years.
Spent the day doing (drum roll) 19 teller tests online. Geez... I guess I should know what to do in the case of a robbery now. Duck and cover. I got through 18, one more to go. Problem is they had me at a computer that is FAR away from your chair. It's all voice automated and the speaker is a good 3 feet away. All day long I'm in a crouched position trying to hear what they are saying. I probably looked like an old lady. Actually, I AM an old lady. Guess it fits.
Yes, yes, did wear a bra. Hated every second of it. But, it was resourceful. Provided a pen and a sticky note to a coworker. I'm running up the scale here.
Remember the story about the woman who kept her dentures in her bra so she could pop them in if she needed to answer the door?!?
Congratulations on the job. You will be on smooth sailing in no time Abbey. Isn't there some kind of law that you are supposed to get a break??????????????????? Oh My...
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