18 October 2011

Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'...

Er, well, 7:30 to 2:30 but you get the point!

For the first time since January, today I had to wake up and go to work. Unfortunately due to my back injury, it's not the same job I had 10 months ago but where I'm going is 'home'.

In 2004, I was looking for part time work to do after school and during the summer so my uncle graciously gave me a job. Not only was it family-owned, but the office manager became a second mom to me. Sometimes, she was on my about my homework and grades more then my mom was! Going to the office never felt like work because we had so much fun and enjoyed each others company. One day, she had decided to move on - leaving the office to me. This was all good until my uncle brought in a guy to 'help' around the place since he wasn't able to be there as much as he liked. Well, this waste of a life never answered the phones and when he did, he would just put them on hold, he talked on his cell with people overseas all day, and worse of all, he treated me like crapola! I'm not just being dramatic when I say that... he would yell at me over stuff I didn't do and on the off chance he actually pissed me off a little, he would yell at me more to change my attitude and be more professional. Seriously?!? Who's the unprofessional one here? Me, who comes into work to do her job or you, the arrogant ahole who looks down upon women??? It was October of 2008 when I had enough and I left. It was a tough decision for me but I couldn't take the abuse any longer. (side note: that jerkface has been fired since)

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After that I had another office job then worked for a veterinary office and eventually ended up at a job in the medical field... I LOVED it! My patients were the best (well most of them were) and a lot of my co-workers were amazing people. Apparently, being an 110 pound girl moving 200+ pound patients is not the best combination though.

So here I am - 10 months later - dealing with an unknown back injury that causes me a ton of physical and emotional pain. But not having an income definitely affects the bank account and even though I don't feel 100% (or even 75%) I need to work. Not just for the money but to get out of the house. I honestly say I miss working.

After begging asking nicely, my uncle swooped in and saved the day! So as of today, I'm back in the place where I started. It won't be the same as when I first began ::major sad face:: but I'm going to make the best of it!

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9 comments:

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

Hope everything works out for you. Back pain has got to be some of the worst pain to have. I have 4 stress fractures in my lumbar spine, so I'm learning to live with all the pain. Maybe we can be back pain buddies. ;)

Holly said...

Oh my goodness! First, good luck getting back to work and I hope that your injury is treating you better. Isn't a negative work environment the worst? It makes you dread waking up in the morning and that's not how life should be. In fact, I'm going to save the quote you posted as it is definitely a wake up call to my own situation!

Hope you have a good first day back :)

-Holly @ Eight Six Eleven

lil desiqua said...

Haha I love that pic. Congrats and welcome back to the work force!

Chelsea said...

I hope everything is going well at work! I love that Steve Jobs quote. It's something I've been struggling with a lot as I look for a job - do I find something just to say I have a job, or do I wait and search for something meaningful that I can be passionate about? I'd prefer to wait :)

Holly said...

I'm passing on the Liebster Blog Award to you! You can get the award here!

-Holly @ Eight Six Eleven

Nikki said...

Hope the "new" not so new job is just as good as it used to be if not better!

Married...with a Pup said...

Oh wow! This definitely sounds like a lot to deal with! I guess it's a good thing that you are back earning an income! Hope things work out better there now for you.

Jade said...

I hope you enjoy being back at work.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm sorry you've had so much back pain! That's so rough and hard to deal with!