Saturday, May 11, 2013

Apples and Trees, Man

I suppose this post is appropriate as Mother's Day approaches.

I got a promotion!  No, I'm not accidentally repeating myself.  I did get a promotion...again...within the same week as my other promotion, actually.  Yep.  I was going to be the center trainer, but a position in our Quality Assurance department opened up, so I'm going to the dark side :D  I will be a Quality Assurance Specialist, because that sounds fancy and stuff...and because that *is* what the position is called.  I'm excited.  I've wanted to be in Quality for years.  Maybe it's my A type personality and tendency to get upset when people ignore the details of their jobs.  Whatever is, I'm gonna rock this!

How is this related to Mother's Day?  Well, it isn't...not entirely.  My mother works for the same company I do.  I'm certain that she is 99% responsible for getting me a job with the company in the first place in July 2007.  That's a long time for such a youngster to be with such an intense company.  I like my job, though.  I don't necessarily like working customer service or with the general public, but I enjoy the job itself so I let the other stuff slide.  Oh, I forgot to mention that my mom also works in the Quality department, but she works in a different city.  Oh.  She's also a QA Manager, not just a Specialist.  The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, don't ya know.  I'm pretty sure my new boss is banking on the fact that I'm my mother's daughter, but I'm okay with that.

My mom asked me if I felt a lot of pressure entering this position, given the amount of respect and high thoughts she gets from her (our) superiors.  The only pressure I felt was the resistance of some scar tissue against the needle while trying to stick a guy for his donation.  That was a little gross, but I made it through...the scar tissue, that is.  After all, it's doesn't hurt me a bit when I stick someone with a 17g needle.  Hur hur.  All of my sticks have done really well so far.  I even had a guy say he didn't feel a thing.  Given my extreme needle phobia in my younger days, I'd say this is a great success on my part!  Not to be cocky, but I knew I'd be good at it if I could just *do* it.  Okay, maybe that was a little cocky...but only cause I'm awesome ;)

Anyway, Mother's Day!  I can't afford to do anything awesome for the woman that birthed me, who happens to be my best friend, so I'm not sure what we'll do.  I hope I can at least see her, but I'm not sure what her plans are...if she has plans.  I'll be calling/texting her later to find out.

I start training on Monday for my job.  I managed to get certified on the donor floor much faster than I thought I would, but I'm excited to have done it.  I get to start work in the freezers next week.  I start my vacation days Thursday because my mother-in-law is coming to town.  I can't wait to see her!  She leaves town on our two year anniversary so we're going to spend time in the city where her plant leaves since we drop her off early-ish in the morning.

It is time to go to Shannon's to watch Doctor Who!  I hope you've all been well!  I also apologize if there are more typos than usual ;)

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