May 30th, 2020

It's Now Or Never (to Write)

It's only 9am and already I'm in bed, probably for the night. What is life. I've been awake since 7am as well, and within the last hour, was still over at Mom and Dad's wrapping up a BBQ we were having for Dad's birthday. As in, finishing out the night, and not literally wrapping an new BBQ. What's even more, above everything else, and is my reason for at least starting this entry, I have to be up and awake for 5am tomorrow, which I'm both excited and stressed out over the thought of. You see, I start a new job. At 8am, not 5, but the idea is to have a couple hours to wake up, then walk over. As for where? Sobeys.

Back at the beginning of May, I received the dreaded phone message recalling me from temporary layoff, back to work at Tim Hortons. The big difference from before though is night shifts weren't a thing anymore, and my first one back was from 2:30 - 8pm. They did vary, to the point where I started at 7am one day (only one). Still, that first shift was enough to convince me I was definitely not interested in staying there long-term, so I think within the next morning, I updated my resume, and applied to an Overnight Stocker position at Sobeys on Indeed. When I came home from work, I had a message inviting me to a phone interview, which I called for and went through, which led to an in-store interview the day after that, and finally a phone call the next morning with the good news I was hoping for. Two weeks later (I remember writing my notice on break that afternoon), my last shift arrived, and at 8pm once again, I punched out for the last time. That part's nice. The job was stressing me out enough to where I'd booked time off for a break before, but then the pandemic and temporary layoff happened, I got the break I needed and more (fact of the matter is I booked five days off, when it took a month and a bit for me to feel like I'd fully unwound), I eventually get called back to work, which I'm not interested in, because I was really enjoying the layoff, and then within a few days, I have a legitimate, non-personal reason to be leaving. Also something about some statute of limitations on things from Tim Hortons but I don't know how long that should be. We'll see.

As for Sobeys, I say I'm both excited and nervous. Reasonably so, I guess, but on the off chance it'll help to say something, let's try this:

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I think that's going to be about it though. I had intented to write more at first, but it's already after 10 now, which means there's ~45 minutes 'til I'm going to want to lay down, and that's if I want six hours of sleep. The joy. Hopefully soon I'll find the focus again to write another one of these, because it would be nice to talk about all the non-work things too.

For now though, that's all~