That phrase has never meant as much to me as it does tonight. I've officially completed my first week of full-time work! This marks a bit of a milestone in my life, because up until 5pm tonight, the most hours I'd ever worked in one week was about 35 and that was retail during the Christmas season a few years back.
My official title is Sales Support Co-Ordinator. I'm not exactly sure what that entails yet, so far it has been a lot of spreadsheets and data entry. It's a completely new experience for me to work in an office environment, but so far it has been very positive.
One thing I have learned though, when a potential employer asks you about a specific computer program (say Excel for example) and how proficient you are in it - sometimes they really mean it. I've used excel and can manage to enter data no problem, so when she asked me I smiled and said I could use it really well no problem.
This is not the Excel I had in mind. These are complicated spreadsheets with specific formatting that I have to keep up. Needless to say the Paperclip Helper has become my new best friend. I may also spend part of my weekend learning all I can about Excel.
In other news: I had tentative plans with ShyBoy to go to the mall and help him pick out a birthday gift for his mom, but I had a feeling that wasn't going to happen so I didn't even bother mentioning it.
It seems my intuition was right. Yesterday he tells me that he has to work later today and therefore can't go to the mall. I'll admit I was a bit dissapointed, but what could I say.
out of nowhere, he goes "if ya want we could see a movie tomorrow instead"
Talk about forward. I think my favourite ShyBoy is making some progress.
I really want to see Inglorious Basterds (the new Tarantino/Brad Pitt flick) so that's where we're going, in less than an hour I should add.
He just texted me and told me he picked up the tickets already to make sure it wouldn't be sold out. Can I tell you that made me smile just a little bit?
I think that's everything for now. Hope everyone in the blogosphere has a good weekend!