Friday, September 3, 2010

Official Outbacker!

Well, first off I need to apologize for my absence! These past few weeks at Outback have been crazy getting through class and passing my menu test (yes, you heard that correctly!) and finishing my on-the-floor training. I left you last right before my first night on the floor officially, and I just have to say this:

I - DID - NOT - KNOW - WHAT - I - WAS - MISSING. Seriously. If I would have known that I could make the money that I have been making, then I would have left Applebees first chance I got and I would have been an Outbacker the past 5 years!! I don't know what I was thinking, wanting a sit-down 9-5 desk job, because I have made more money in ONE week at Outback then what Allstate was paying me for TWO weeks of pay!

I love my job: my co-workers are great, the customers are great, I've gotten a few of my regulars back already, and I am loving how easy the cleanup at night is! I literally am done on the floor and out of there in 20 minutes! And I still have my days off with Mike on Wednesdays and Sundays (although I have picked the occasional one up right now, in order to catch up on bills) which is amazing.

I would have to say that the ONLY downsides are having to pick up shifts on Thursdays and Fridays if I want to work, and the fact that when I DO work, I don't see Mike from 9am to almost 10pm. It's hard not being able to see each other as much as we used to, but I look at it this way: This is temporary. Eventually we're going to get pregnant and start a family, and possibly move away, and maybe I'll be able to find a better job where we're going, or maybe I'll go back to school for some kind of medical job (maybe coding, since transcription has kinda filtered out to voice recognition software) in the future. Either way I know that serving won't be forever, and I am making awesome money in the meantime, and it is a GREAT backup plan for extra spending money or ::IF:: I ever get to be a stay at home mom, I'll have something that I am good at that makes good money that I can do one or two nights a month to get out of the house for a bit.

I am so grateful now that I took this job instead of holding out for the "management" position I interviewed for, because when I called them they said that they were still taking applications for the position and that they would call me when they make a decision. Well, that said to me that they weren't impressed enough with me that they still wanted time to look for someone better, and just didn't have the guts to tell me that I wasn't right for the position. But, I think it all worked out in the end.

So, getting back to the excuse for my abscence - I have just been exhausted, just plain exhausted. I come home, eat, and crawl into bed and then I am lazy until it is time to go to work. I know it will get easier over time, and it already has, but I have just not felt up to even getting on the computer, much less blogging about anything. I haven't done the My Husband Rocks Fridays yet, but I do believe I will do my first one tomorrow, since I am off work. I promise to come around more often from now on.

On a side note, I haven't done much on my Day Zero list, but I did finish off another book yesterday. It was the newest of the books from the Sisterhood Series, and I am super excited to read the next one, because the Sisters finally got what they wanted and I totally want to know what happens next! But, I have to wait until October for the next book. That's pretty much it! I will be back tomorrow (later today as it is 2 am right now) for my first installment of My Hubby Rocks Fridays!

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