There were so many wonderful valentines! I hope this trend continues, where there are just so many they can't all be contained in one post. I loved scrolling through them; some of those pictures were BEAUTIFUL. I feel the urge to sew rising up in me, and I haven't turned on my sewing machine it WEEKS. Too tired and busy.
I finished me first week on the job, and I've got to say that I already love it. The atmosphere is wonderfully laid back and friendly, and my coworkers are amazing. All of the tellers are black women; I can seriously sit there and listen to them talk for hours. It's just too entertaining. It's like being in a Tyler Perry movie. My manager is really nice too, and I feel I can go to him when I have problems. They try to work with you, not penalize you when things go wrong. I'm not just saying this because I work for them now--> U.S. Bank is an AMAZING company and I'm really excited to be apart of this team. PLUS I QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS. Holy shit, yo, I've got ACTUAL coverage now: health, dental, vision, THE WORKS. I can't wait till October when my plan kicks in!
There is a downside of course; I just spent my first week doing nothing but internet classes on banking. Wow, banking is HARD and COMPLICATED. There's a procedure for EVERYTHING. I'm of course, retaining very little as I work my way through the web lessons, but they said it was okay. I won't fully get it until I get my own drawer and start using the system. Sometimes the other tellers let me use they're computers and I get to carry out transactions, and I found that they're right and it makes SO much more sense when I'm watching and doing instead of sitting there and reading about it.
I work every weekday from 7:30 till 2, and then go almost straight to the after school program and work there till 7 or so. For some reason we've got a lot of little 1st graders and kindergartners enrolled this year. As much as I love me the lil' 'uns, I DO NOT enjoy essentially playing nanny. We already have 28 kids enrolled, and simply getting them to sit down in their seats when the bell rings is a chore. Plus, this means I can't teach any of my lessons anymore. What 6 year old can understand density? I feel sorry for the few older kids we have; they LOVE my science lessons cos I let them conduct experiments and predicts results and everything. If we can't find a way to divide the class up in some way, this year is going to be very challanging.
So that's what's up with me.