Thursday, May 29, 2008

I've got something!!!

And no its not catchy LOL

My MSN name the last day or so was borrowed from Mikes blog which isn't being used anyways. I don't know anyone else doing a blog anymore and if you are would you email me or post a comment giving the url because I slowly start deleting them after weeks of no updates

Sometimes I struggle to try and get something to put on the blog and sometimes stuff just happens so here we go...

Yesterday morning I got a call from Vic Truss saying they missed me and needed me and really wanted me back. They told me that I could have graveyards again if I wanted so then I could keep the Landlord job (which is going pretty good and I served my first eviction notice this morning. Has gone through the courts and I had to serve him to let him know he's out the 31st of this month).I wasn't sure how to take the call so I told them let me think about it. Patty and I talked about it a bit before she went to work but I hadn't settled on anything. Later that day they phoned again and asked me again if I'd be interested in coming back. I told them that I was thinking about it and would get back to them soon but I had to discuss it with my wife first. Patty and I talked some more about it the positives and negatives and such. I had to go to Wal-Mart to work and the manager was there so I mentioned it to him. He said he would be ok with any decision I made and then told me he had to do my 90 day revue.

My revue went very well as I'm achieving better than expected results in my work performance. They have a scale between 1 and 5.9 with 1 being unsatisfactory and 4.6 and above being outstanding. They like to see mostly 3's and an odd 2 or so but on mine I received all 4's. At the top it starts of with "Thank you for all your efforts and hard work over the last few months it hasn't gone unnoticed. Keep it up!!! Great job in both areas" Photo and groceries/set up. Every comment starts with great job way ahead of schedule.

The manager said that he didn't want to lose me but he would understand more money and benefits. He said hed leave at the drop of a hat for that. Then he told me if I wanted too I could work a day here and there to help him out and could keep the discount card. There is no minimum amount of hours that a part time employee has to work. He was so nice about it that I think that pushed me over the top to go back to Vic Truss.

So today after serving the tenant I drove out to Vic Truss to talk to the manager Marty. They were all very happy to see me and told me so. We discussed some of the job and when I could start and they said they would get my alarm pass and keys back to me. The owners brother Angelo came down a couple times and was very happy to see me patted me on the back shook my hand and asked me the verdict. I told him yes I was coming back and he said that's great we missed you. Then he checked with the Marty about my benefits that had never been cancelled because I was going to cover some holidays in June anyways. After an hour or so I was ready to leave and Angelo said I should go see Louie the owner. Of course he was happy blah blah blah and we discussed some issues I had before I left. I even got a new t-shirt from him LOL. Actually Patty will probably claim it but that's ok I'll see it every once in a while. Before leaving we discussed the bonus plan they were going to initiate and then we discussed my wages. I have to say I can't complain and never really did about the money but a little extra is always nice. Not many places you can start at $14.25 and 1 year later your making very close to $18 bucks an hour. Its up to me how long I stay. I can train someone to take over for me and leave or stay the course for the summer on nights then go to afternoons or even days if I really want too. I think the 4:30 am alarm was what I hated most about working there.

I feel better because Patty is doing lots to help me do the landlord job but its my main source of income. Now we are going to put that money in a separate account and pay off some long overdue bills and save for a nice trip next year. A real vacation (sorry not Ontario) Not sure about Wal-Mart for now I'll probably take some time off so I can enjoy the weekends for a bit. I could even work there Fridays and it wouldn't be that bad. Maybe just maybe Ben will get a nice birthday gift. A 20 spot instead of the 10 he got last year lol. I'd really like to see him in guitar lessons as he tries and picks up small parts of songs on his own. From what I've heard I think Orange Blossom Special will be his first complete song.

Well off to do some manager type stuff.


At Friday, May 30, 2008 5:34:00 AM, Blogger Ive got nothing said...

Congrats on the jobs Kevin, sounds like you could have named your own price to work back at Vic's.

Keep up with the good ship blog, you were the first, might as well be the last.

i've got nothing

At Friday, May 30, 2008 7:35:00 PM, Blogger annette910 said...

hey kevin congrats i guess they did not realize what they had till they lost it now they are likely to show a little more respect good for you you deserve it cant wait to hug you love u


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