Monday, January 11, 2010


So, after 5 exhaustive weeks of training, I've made it through the first hurdles! For the first 5 weeks we were on our 6-2:30 schedule and starting on Tuesday I'll start working at a somewhat normal time, 7-3:30. We had classroom training to learn all of the ins and outs of the project we're working on for our company and starting tomorrow we start on the phones taking calls. I'm nervous but I'm sure I'll be fine after my first few calls come in to help get the jitters out.

The classroom training was pretty cool, I learned a lot and did very well- we took 7 assessments and I was one of the top 2 people in class by the end (we were practically tied with a 95.6 and a 95.8 avg., but Trisha just edged me out!) so I feel great about the material I retained. It's just a call center job, but the trainers are looking to hire supervisors out of our class once the last 3 weeks of T-Bay (transition bay) training is over. So as long as I do great on my metrics, I'm gunning for a supervisor role. I was talking to Marc, one of my trainers, about the possibility of transferring in June once we move to Ft. Bliss and he said he thinks I would definitely be able to transfer. The one slight *teeny* problem: the call center down there isn't exactly in El Paso, it's actually in Juarez. D'oh. I have to find out more info about safety and things like that before I can consider working there, especially with all of the drug cartel murders that have been happening. My trainer said he's been down there and it's actually beautiful, but if he left the call center and went outside, he had to have bodyguards from the company walk with him wherever they went. It's a little eerie to think about that.

Anyway, in other fronts- we've decided we want to start looking at buying a house! The house prices in El Paso are super cheap and many are brand new constructions. We think we'd be crazy not to consider it so we'll actually have SPACE. And it will be OURS, so we can do whatever we want to with our house! I have paint colors picked already, LOL.

Also, our wedding is completely booked! Still trying to figure out the guest list issues- we've had people that still can't figure out if they are coming, and we have a set number of people that can attend. If certain people don't make up their minds, we have to wait on filling up spots and inviting people. It's becoming stressful, which was the whole reason why we decided to have a small thing out here in the first place, to keep the drama away. Sigh. Anyway. I have stuff to get done so I'm going to be done for now. Thanks for reading!