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Old 07-16-14, 04:27 PM
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QUICK! Someone DON'T pinch me! I dont wanna wake up!! (GOT A JOB!!)

Omg guys! I'm shaking with excitement!!
I have a freaking job!...I've thought I might have the job for a week now...but now it's official!

lol oh god...I almost feel like crying .

I've been unemployed for something like 9 or 10 years. I feel so damn ashamed of it. I was placed on disability and for years didn't even try to become employed again (I have no problem admitting to the fact that I truly was disabled when I was initially put on it...the shame stems from the fact that I'm a COMPLETELY different person than who I was back then, and that I've felt like I could work for the last 2 or 3 years....that I'm no longer 'disabled').
And it's been tough...because now that I have been ready for employment again over the last 3 or 4 years...I just could not for the life of me find a job. I think the thing that was holding me back the most was the HUGE gap I had on all my applications between now and the last time I've worked. I'm young (31) so it just looks freaking awful on an application having no employment for the last decade.

Anyhow they put up a casino on an indian reservation a few miles out of the town I live in in 2007 (there's now 4 and counting! lol)...and I've been trying so hard for the past few years to get work there.
It is the best place that I'm aware of to work in this town without having some sort of specific skills or higher education.

...long story short, I've FINALLY got on there! Omg I'm just beside myself right now! I don't want to wake from this freaking dream!!! Please don't pinch me! lol

I'm coming in on the cleaning/maintenance crew. But it's really nice because this is just an entry position, and there's tons of opportunities open to me in the future at this casino.
There's security, cage/cash tender, surveillance, dealer (working at the black jack and poker tables), slot tech...etc etc.
There's just lots of room for growth.

That being said...I'm really actually very excited about being a cleaner out there...especially on the shift I'll be working.
I'm working second shift, which is from 4pm - 12am/midnight. I guess a lot of people don't like this shift cause it's the casino's busiest hours...and if you have any family or friends, it just destroys your evenings and is hard on a lot of people.
Me? It's the freaking PERFECT shift!
I'm a natural born night owl...have been since I was a kid. This shift will allow me to be so without killing me. I'll be able to stay up all night, and sleep all day.
It's cool too...cause as far as cleaning goes...it's the easiest shift. My dad works graveyards at the casino (would love that shift as well, but me and my dad can't work during the same shifts) and that's the toughest shift as far as 'work' goes (lol). They have to vacuum, pull out all the chairs and clean them and deep clean the bathrooms on top of all the other regular stuff they have to do.

My shift has it easy. It's the busiest time for the casino so we don't have to do any vacuuming or chairs or deep cleaning.
My job will consist mainly of walking around the casino floor emptying ash trays (they have ash trays at each slot machine...there's 300 slot machines at this small casino), and wiping down all the machines keeping them polished and looking good. I'll also be checking the bathrooms every 30 or so minutes and keeping them nice and presentable (gawd I hate being in public places that have gross public bathrooms...this casino works hard to not be one of those places).

It's just perfect for me. It's such easy work!
A lot of walking and standing...but hell, I need that anyhow. I need more activity in my life. I've become waaaaay too sedative over the years.


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So anyhow, I don't start quite yet. I went out there to take a ua and my dad's boss (lol...I guess I can start calling him MY boss now!) said that it takes 3 or 4 days to get back from the lab so he wants me to call back on monday and they'll try to get me started right away...hopefully before the end of the month (man, it's kinda a wonky process to get hired in at the casino. You have to first be approved by the tribe who only meat a few times a month, then you have to pass a ua, then they run a background check on you, and then finally you have to go get a badge with you picture on it (and it's got a chip in it...you swipe it to get into employee doors and to clock in and out of work).
It took my dad over a month to get through the process...but my boss is trying to really push the process as fast as he can with me to get me on...they're hurting pretty bad right now for cleaners (and there's 2 people on second shift who are very unhappy with being there...they were both pulled from first shift and they want to go back as soon as they can).

But he said it's official today! That I've been approved (he himself pulled some strings to get me in!)...that I'll be working second (which I was just so thrilled with! Thank GAWD I don't have morning/first shift!...I'd do it for sure, but it would really suck lol).


...
I just.
I don't even know! lol
I'm excited and nervous and anxious and so freaking thrilled right now!
10 years of not working...
And I've got a job!
OMFG!

It's not the most amazing job in the world...and the pay isn't amazing (i'll start at about $10/hour which is actually pretty good for starting pay in my small town)...but it is a job I've been wanting so freaking badly for years! And there's regular pay increases, and they have lots of bonuses they give out to their employees through out the year (man they really treat employees well! It's been so dang nice for me dad to finally work for a place where he feels genuinely appreciated. He worked as a janitor for about 20 years at a local clinic and they treated him like dirt and getting raises from them was liking pulling teeth).

lol...dang guys. I'm seriously getting choked up I'm so excited right now.
I'm so freaking ready for this!



Sorry for the giant post! I just really needed a good ramble!
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Old 07-16-14, 04:44 PM
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F%&*k Yeah... Way to go. Very good especially in this economy.
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Ya - Freakin - Hoo!!!

Awesome work man!!! Well Done!!
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Okay, I couldn't find your post, but I probably looked in the wrong places. Finally searched your post history to find this. Very happy for you buddy!
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