omfg what

Mar. 20th, 2013 04:01 pm
kat_nic: A cat wearing glasses (Stephane leaping)
This is a good omfg, jsyk.

I just became a trainer at work. THIS IS OFFICIAL, SERIOUS BUSINESS. I had to go to a "Train the Trainers" class today--and found out that for every person I train who makes it through the 90 day training/probationary period, I get a $100 bonus. AND I AM ONLY HALFWAY THROUGH MY OWN TRAINING/PROBATIONARY PERIOD. GUYS, THIS IS AWESOME. People who have been working here for four-plus years haven't been made trainers.

I was completely blindsided by this, because when I got my schedule on Monday night, it had my usual time, then for this afternoon after my shift was over it said "Training: location" added on, and I was kinda confused because I thought I had finished all the training classes I was supposed to take. I was off Tuesday so I didn't get a chance to ask about it then, but this morning the KM told me he wanted me to be a trainer, and that was what the class was about. I was all, okay, cool. Then (this is the absolute best part) right before I was finished with my shift and getting ready to go to the place the class was being held, he told me to think of something to make for the demonstration for the ROLE PLAY that was going to occur during the training. MEEP. I had to train one of the other class members on how to make one of our dishes, and then let them train me on something else (remember that I work for a huge ass management company that runs multiple restaurants and hotels in the area, so it wasn't just people from the restaurant I work in). I decided to just grab the stuff to make one of our deserts, a fancified banana pudding, because the custard and whipped cream was already made, and I would just have to assemble it (and that ended up being the most complicated demonstration, lol).

But you know what? I did okay. I was shaking a little bit but I managed to speak clearly and it wasn't even all that bad. I really, really don't know why the hell the KM is in my corner, but thank fuck he is, because if he wasn't I probably wouldn't have lasted even this long. Even the GM is starting to act kind of friendly? Most of the time I am pretty good at controlling visible signs of my anxiety, but the week before last, I was very obviously struggling to keep my shit together. But I kept my shit together and I think that maybe impressed them? That and the fact I actually know how to do my job, stupid mistake aside (and I immediately owned up to my mistake instead of trying to throw someone else under the bus). And also thank fuck the KM has also figured out that in this type of situation it's best to just throw me in the river and see if I swim, because if I had known about this a week or even a few days ago, I probably would have had another panic attack, because public speaking, even in front of just ten or twelve people, is huge HELL NO. Surprise!Public Speaking sucks, but not as bad as when I have time to let the dread build up to full force, you know?

Dare I think that this might just be the place where I break into management?
kat_nic: (Sanctuary: Henry)
What are you passionate about?

Please explain why you would be an excellent candidate for xxx?

NO, YOU EXPLAIN WHY YOU ARE ASKING BULLSHIT QUESTIONS LIKE THIS FOR A SHITTY HOURLY POSITION.

So, I had that interview on Monday, and I thought I did okay. I apparently impressed the guy because I knew what the mother sauces were, (I blanked on espagnole but I remembered after a few panicked seconds ;_;) I know how to make hollandaise, risotto, and other apparently impressive stuff (all things I had to make at the awesomest job ever, sob). There was a definite look of pleasant surprise on his face. But, he said that they have a two interview hiring process. :/

And, I was making nervous small talk with the hostess, another guy came in for a job interview and she said he was the fourth person to come in for an interview that day. ;_______; And then I didn't hear back at all Tuesday so I convinced myself they're not going to hire me, and spent all day in bed, rereading Arrows of the Queen (whyyyyyyyyyy it has always been my least favorite Valdemar book), and hating myself and feeling like a failure and just. God. So today I once again pulled myself together, and came back to the library to fill out more applications, and take more bullshit assessments. Why is this so hard. :( And I really cannot face the thought of going back to the hellmouth to collect my final paycheck without having another job already. argh. (But I will, I just. hate it.)


ETAAAAAAAAAAAAA

OH MY GOD OH MY FUCKING GOD, LITERALLY JUST NOW AS I WAS FILLING OUT MORE APPLICATIONS AND BITCHING ABOUT HOW STUPID THEY ARE, I GOT A CALLBACK TO THE PLACE I INTERVIEWED AT ON MONDAY.


THEY DON'T EVEN WANT TO INTERVIEW ME AGAIN, I AM HIRED!!!!!!!!!

Downside, it starts at $8.00 p/hr, however I have lived on that before (and at part time, too) and in any case, I am pretty sure I can expect at least one raise this year. Motherfuckin' yay!


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And now it's time for more anxiety and self doubt as I question whether I am actually qualified for this job, wah wah :(((((
kat_nic: A cat wearing glasses (Default)
I HAVE A JOB INTERVIEW TOMORROW!!! FOR A JOB THAT I SUBMITTED AN ONLINE APPLICATION TO LIKE, THREE HOURS AGO. AND IT WAS ONE OF MY FIRST CHOICES, TOO.

OMG PLEASE LET ME GET THIS JOB AND PLEASE DO NOT SUCK THIS TIME. ;_______;

lol, I started this application on Friday, and ran out of library time and was only able to complete it today. It had one of those really annoying questionnaires/skills assessment thingies that ask you the same question over and over and I was so ready to ragequit the damned thing.

JUST. YAY!
kat_nic: A cat wearing glasses (Default)
THE GENERAL MANAGER JUST TOLD ME I MAKE PERFECT BISCUITS. PERFECT. And on my very first day as baker the person who was training me said the muffins I made were much better looking than the last baker's. ;___;

My day is already halfway over at eight AM; this is still a thing I'm getting used to.

ALSO TODAY IS PAYDAY AND I JUST FOUND OUT THAT MY RAISE WAS BACKDATED, SO I'M GETTING PAID MY NEW RATE FOR THE WEEK BEFORE LAST, BEFORE I WAS EVEN PROMOTED.

BASICALLY I TAKE BACK ALL THE BAD THINGS I EVER SAID ABOUT MY JOB.

Rejoice

Feb. 29th, 2012 12:05 pm
kat_nic: A cat wearing glasses (Default)
Hale-fuckin-lujah, I finally got promoted, and a raise, after, what, just over two years? Starting Monday I'm fuckin finally going to get 40 hours a week instead of this 25 hour b.s.

The supposed downside; I have to start coming in at 4 AM. However, I've never really been able to completely master being diurnal, so I'll just go back to sleeping in the afternoon when I get off work (it's actually really quiet in my apartment building during the day) and get up and putter around and run errands or whatever at night, and then go to work. Fucking Walmart is open 24 hours and is conveniently located less than two miles from my apt, this is in fact a perfect arrangement for me.

so, YAY.

addendum: the cake decorating class is supposedly still a go, when the GM ''finds the time'' to enroll me. Meantime I shall check out the YouTube and find some tutorials, as I already have a piping bag and nozzles to practice with at home.

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