Monday, December 8, 2008

Waiting For Santa

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It was already nine o'clock and the girls still hadn't come in to work... If I had not gone up to the front to ask, no one would have told me that both the girls were out sick...
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It was nice to have the office all to myself, because I am still without a desk, a computer, and a phone. It was nice not to have to wait on anyone to use the phone... The mother of one of the kids finally returned my phone call, so I was happy about that, because the case is missing a lot of documents... The maintenance guy even came in to help me get rid of the spider webs in the corners of the ceiling... LOL...
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Plus, I was able to check out the girls systems...
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The lead worker files her case notes/packets alphabetically and uses a three-tier basket to separate the progress or lack of progress per packet separating each packet with a paper clip. She has been there the longest, but she only has things that pertain to work. Her area is neat and tidy. Behind her are drawings of art that the kids have given to her before they leave the shelter...
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The other worker has personal pictures everywhere, and notes that pertain to work are all over the walls. Her forms are in file folders that are placed out in the open. Her case notes/packets are placed in file folders, labeled in pencil, because she says that she reuses the folders. The kids never give her anything, probably because her walls are full of work stuff instead of kids art. She also has a small Xmas tree and a Nativity set on her desk. Her area is the messiest. LOL...
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This taught me a lot about the way people keep their work stations and how they organize their thoughts... The lead worker's way of doing things seems the easiest. When I get a file cabinet, I will try to do things the way she does so that my desk area won't end up like the other worker's. LOL
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I know Mother always tells me that I am fat, but I am lighter than the other two girls that I work with and they are half my age... Is the button on my pants stretching or is my waist getting smaller? LOL @ probably I am the only one who notices the difference...
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The kid that I see on Mondays complained that one of the other kids urinated on his arm. Gross! I talked with the dorm supervisor, but she said that those two boys are always playing around and after they tell on each other, they end up carrying on like they are the best of friends, as if nothing happened...
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Oh, another thing that happened today is that I saw the director sweeping the hall with a broom. Wow! Unheard of!
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Also, it looks as if all the apartments require for you to be at your job at least three months before they will consider you, so that means that I will not be able to move until February....
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10 comments:

Missie said...

You can tell alot by a person's desk!

Have a good day tomorrow.

Jimmy's Journal said...

You are defintely the champion of saucy graphics. I may start writing to Santa myself.

Jimmu

Sybil said...

Great that you had a good day and able to check things out. I would agree with you that if possible a tidy desk is better and if you can show any of the kids pictures what a wodnerful way to show them that they are important...I would think they have very little self esteem as it is so every little bit ofpraise would be good. Pity about the appartments...but you never know if we pray about it perhaps you will move sooner...Much Love Sybil xx

LYN said...

so what happened about your rent?? did I miss something...
my mind is elsewhere these days... ;-)

Myra said...

For whatever reason, you are meant to stay where you are..for a little while at least. Lessons come in all sizes, flavors and apartments. Even yesterday, the girls being out, you learned a lesson - several, I would say!

Jan said...

I once worked with a woman ,who was a cleaning freak ,she did as little as possible to save messing up her desk ,she let me do the work lol ..so you cant always judge as I found to my cost ..love Jan xx

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

As I organize for a living you know all my stuff has it's place. It makes life easier and less time is wasted looking for whatever it is your looking for. All good things come to those who wait. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead my friend. Take care,
Katie

MISSY said...

My desk at work is an organized mess. To the untrained eye, I'm messy. I really have it together though. *M*

Joyce said...

Just checkin' in Wini. Sounds like you are getting comfortable with your job. I'm so glad.
Hugs, Joyce

Bethe said...

I like neat and organized. The co-worker who has the kids art up means she is also "in touch" with her charges. You did good by taking a peak into how they organize themselves.

It's understandable that places would want you to be employed at least 3 months at a job. That is the usual probation period. You are doing great Win! I don't know about where you live, but the price of gas has come down considerably. I know you are worried about Jonsey. Hang in, sweetie!

hugsss...