Fuckin damn it. I had all the best intentions of keeping this up to date with my journey in Hamilton, and got distracted with the job hunt, and A NEW JOB. That’s right, I got a job.
I had an interview for a dream job, and sadly didn’t get it. Interview was great, personal reference was great, the only possible reason I can possibly come up with that I didn’t get it was the work reference, which I was upset about, but not surprised. The second interview I went for was great, provided some alternative references, and managed to get the job. I started on December 10th, and it’s been pretty darn good. I went from my old job in the digital team, to my new job within the call center. It wasn’t ideal as I didn’t want to go back to into a call center, however it was a job, and I needed one. I slipped back into my call center persona, and was like a duck to water, even though I hate it. HAVING SAID THAT, there was an opportunity to apply for a job with the live chat/digital department within the same company, and I decided to apply. TURNS OUT IT WAS A GOOD CHOICE TO MAKE AND I START WITH THEM ON APRIL 1st!!!!
So today I was in training for Sales, and have another day of training tomorrow. After this, I have training in another department, then training in a whole different company as well. This will mean I am fully trained in assisting customer for 2 different companies through phone, live chat, Facebook, and email! Watch this space for the information overload comments. Hahaha.
Now, anxiety has been doing some funny things, coupled with a few bad phone calls, the last week and a half have been rough. I had planned a few things with workmates outside of work, in the interest of creating some friendships with people I can hang out with, and stop hanging around like a bad smell at home. That idea would have been great, if other things came up that prevented literally every social interaction to be cancelled.
Thursday, I was supposed to go for drinks at a bar with a group of people, and they kinda all forgot to tell me they had other plans come up, so I was left by myself. Friday, I was supposed to go to the vape shop with another colleague, and she forgot and booked an eyelash extension appointment. Saturday, I was supposed to go to the closing sale at a boutique shop just out of Hamilton, and a different colleague who I was supposed to go with forgot, and made other plans. 3 days in a row, 3 different lots of people all forgot about me. Then my colleague who sits literally back to back with me forgot who I was when someone referred to “James going to Live Chat”.
Here is where anxiety brain kicks in and goes “Hey James, you’re forgettable. Let’s think about this… A LOT.” Logically I know that we are all adults, things come up, and sometimes things happen to slip peoples mind, but nooooooooo, that’s not what my brain thinks.
But this is being put behind me, and I am moving forward, letting go of that sadness.
In other news, my best friend from high school and I are planning to take one trip per year together. We have been talking about going a cruise next year, and figure that at least one trip together per year will be good for us to catch up as she lives in Australia, so we don’t see each other very often. It will also be a great opportunity for me to actually travel outside of NZ.
For now, it is sleep time. I will set a reminder to start providing updates more often for life thing!