I have officially completed one week of training at my new job. It was all sitting in front of a computer learning the programs that we use in my job. Unfortunately, I’ve been very tired this week and some of the information did not stay in my brain very long. It will get re-taught, though.
Next week I actually sit with a trainer as she work and shows me the ropes at the same time. This on-the-job training will stick with me much better.
As far as the position goes, I got a nice little surprise today. All this week I had never asked about my pay. I was told what starting pay way (plus evening differential…sweet!) and figured that the pay plus the differential was only a slight drop from what I was making, so no big deal. Today, though, I found out that they are letting me keep my previous rate of pay from the job I just got done with (it’s all the same business, just different departments, if you are confused now). This results in a nice $1.25 an hour raise!! (the amount of the evening differential) Sure it doesn’t make up for all that I’m losing as I go from full-time to part-time, but it sure helps. Especially considering that as part-time I need to pay for my insurace (which is free for full-timers).
The on-the-job training hours for the next few weeks still conflict with my study schedule I have prepared for in between classes (while training, I have to make a 15+ mile trip to work between classes, then come back), but once I’m working 4-8 PM, I’m golden. Everything will come together nicely. (As according to prophesy, right Mark? :wink:)
Bring on the Q&A: