Posts Tagged ‘scriptpro’

short.timer

Yep — that’s me.  I’ve fallen victim to short-timer’s syndrome once again.  I swore I’d try to avoid it, but today when discussing a project with a coworker about the reluctance of another coworker to respond to my e-mail messages, I heard myself say, “If he doesn’t get back to me, what do I care?  I’m out of here in a week.”  I’m trying to keep on task, but finding it harder and harder to stay motivated.  During the times I feel no desire to work on projects, I’ve tried to complete on-line training that will help me when I return to Field Service.  Preparing for the next job….

Things are going to change in a week and a half.  Though I’ve been a field tech for ScriptPro twice before, I’ve never been one as a single man.  What’s it going to be like, going back to the hotel room at night without needing to check in with someone at home?  What’s it going to be like, being able to start rotations early to make more money, without having to check with someone?  What’s it going to be like?  Even though the job will be familiar, this will be a new, strange chapter in my life.  I’m looking forward to finding out what’s in store.

I’ve always been a person who embraced change, sometimes voluntary and sometimes forced upon me.  I’ve been first on the plane or in the car when it’s been time to move.  I’ve quickly shifted gears going from one job to another.  In my personal life, I’ve adapted to unfavorable conditions and worked to change my conditions into something more favorable.

In this next phase of my life, I’m hoping to find happiness again.  Happy traveling.  Happy work life.  Happy singlehood.  But it’s a week and a half away — hope I can keep focused until then….

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kid at work

Just received an e-mail from a regional manager for the company I worked for, before coming back to my current company.  They are still interested in having me work for them.  The e-mail was asking what my interest level was about returning.  I’m very interested if I can stay near Kansas City, so I can still spend my weekends with my daughter.

I spoke with them several months ago about going to work in Dallas, but decided against moving there.  I asked them to keep me in mind if something in this area opened up.  I wonder if that’s what this e-mail means, that something’s opened up?  That would be very sweet.  The job had a much higher salary than my current job, and plenty of overtime to boot.  I made over $30,000 a year more than I do now.  I wouldn’t mind making money again and being able to pay off my debts for a change.

Just got another e-mail message — my old job is available.  Sweet!  Awesome!  He’s asked me to send my updated resume.

So, three of the companies I’ve worked for since leaving the Navy who have wanted me back for at least a second time.  I returned to Sprint twice, my current company ScriptPro once, and if things work out this time, this other company.  Always try leaving your jobs on a good note, because you never know when you’ll get another opportunity.

Interview

Posted: April 23, 2013 in Random Thoughts
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ScriptMan_225

What do you think?  I have pictures as icons for particular themes of my blog entries, if you haven’t noticed.  I’m thinking I’ll start using this picture as my icon for work.  This is ScriptMan — a logo for my company.  ScriptMan’s body is an SP-200 robot, and his head is a notice board.  I didn’t design ScriptMan, but since fixing these robots is what I do for a living, I might as well be ScriptMan.

So, this morning I received an e-mail message from one of the Field Service supervisors at work, to come talk to him for a minute.  I walked over and found he wanted to set up my interview for the open field service position for which I’ve applied.  We scheduled it for later in the day, so at lunchtime, I walked home, printed a few copies of my newly updated resume, polished my shoes for the first time in a year, and put on some better clothes.

The interview went well, I think.  Looks like I’m up against two other internal candidates — I think my chances are best, since I’ve worked for Field Service before and they’re already familiar with my work.  😉