Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Life of a Working Gal

Guess what people!
I started a job this last Thursday.
A full time job- or it will be after I finish my training.
I'm working at an eye doctor. So far I've learned how to do minor fixes and repairs on glasses, adjust them when my teacher completely bends them out of shape, make appointments, and check inventory.
There are two clinics in different towns that I'll have to go back and forth between on certain days. One of them I will be the only one there once I'm full time, (except the actually eye doctor will be there sometimes) and the other one is huge and has lots of people. I don't go try out the big one until this Monday, so I'm not sure which one I'll like better.
I was super nervous my first day, but it went really easy.
The second day the phone rang and my boss was busy and she was just like "Do you want to answer that?"
Let me tell you about terror. I was so terrified.
But I managed to navigate my way through the computer to find what the patient needed and all was well.
I have a stack of homework that  I'm supposed to read and watch to help familiarize myself with the industry. That's a little (or a lot) mind boggling, because while I'm trying to read to find out what one word means, the explanation uses a word that I don't understand either. My brain is swimming right now in frames and lenses and plastic verses metal. If anything causes me trouble it will be the details like that. The hands on stuff I'm not having any problems learning.
I do like the job. I'll admit, I figured I wouldn't like it at all, but I had to get one. But I actually enjoyed the first two days.
My sleep has been greatly messed up due to it. I go to sleep with my alarm set and think "No problem. I'll wake up just fine." (cause no one can sleep through Thousand Foot Krutch's song Rawkfist)
But apparently my subconscious is terrified I'll oversleep, cause I wake up like every hour all night long. Makes retaining details the next day kind of difficult.
Hopefully my hidden nerves will calm down and I can go into my life well rested.


  1. Well at least you like it,I hate working and everything about it. Money is nice though, and I did that too when I got my first job. I kept waking up and not being able to sleep properly it sucked.

    1. This is a little frustrating at times, but its not bad. I was just starting to get used to waking up normal and now the time is going to change :P

  2. I'm glad you like your job, even if it's messing with your sleep!

  3. I can't wait to get a job someday. I'm glad you like yours. I've had to help my dad out with mission work and call people for him. It is nerve-racking!