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First days at anything can be pretty awkward but I hate first days at new jobs almost as much as I hate first days of school which was also today… But I’m only taking 2 online classes so it hardly counts.

Anyways. new job first days are even more awkward when you can’t get ahold of your boss to find out what time your supposed to come in and when you do come in the employee in charge of training you pretty much gives you a run down of all the things about your boss that are hard to deal with. But really what I hate most about first days is just being the new kid and everyone else is all already friends and stuff so you’re just like the awkward one. And there are two engaged girls working there which can get real annoying if they never stop talking about being in love..

However I did learn this. Carlos Boozer… you know Utah Jazz star? Brings his family to my place of employment… and apparently his kids are the brattiest ones there and will lie to you if you ask them if their dad plays basketball they will lie to you. That my friends is hilarious.

Also… my boss is a hugger. She hugged me on my first day there!!! WHO DOES THAT?

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I did one of these when I left Logan. Now I feel another is necessary. Tomorrow Is the last day of my job at the Aviary. WEIRD. A part of me has waited all summer for this day. And now I sortof dread it. perhaps that is due to the fact that As my job ends so does summer. NOOOO. Anyways.

Things I’ll Miss

Some of the weird people I work with
Dirt cheap Popsicles
Working outside
Having a flexible schedule
Listening to all the crazy Bird people over the radios

Alright SO there isn’t much there…. Now

Things I Wont

Our Archaic Credit Card Machines. (we have one slider and one that still uses that carbon paper. no lie.)
Dressing up as the pelican (this might get a whole post some day)

Awww cute, Thats not actually me. it's Conner

fun right? NOT






Having both bird shows memorized
Our Phone System from the 70’s
Our really Gross floors
Some of the weird people I work with
Having to think up new fun crafts
Our broken ticket window
Counting Money
The nasty water
Being a good customer server when I really just want to tell them how dumb they are
Having to remind myself not to answer my phone and say “Aviary, this is Kelli”
Being yelled at by bird show for being late

Obviously I’m not that broken up about leaving..

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I really try to avoid blogging about my job, because really it’s just too boring for words. And it already wastes a lot of my time it shouldn’t have to waste yours too, but there is one thing about my job that I secretly like… and that is the rugs. Not because they are attractive… far from it (green, dusty pink, and red aren’t exactly my choice color swatches) but because they are placed on extremely slick wood floors. Everyday someone nearly falls over on them and sometimes they go all the way down. I’ve always had a really hard time controlling my laughter when people fall. I know I should at least ask them if they are ok before I start laughing, but sometimes I just can’t do it. I don’t know why. I just have a lame sense of humor I guess, but in my defence I don’t care if you laugh at me when I fall down (which happens to me A LOT). Really this is like a law suit waiting to happen I don’t know why they don’t do something about it, but for now it’s pretty much the only thing keeping me entertained.

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It can have really Great moments. Like today when I was sitting at our desk that opens to the park. People LOVE to roller blade at the park, I actually thought rollerblading was dead, this is not the case. ANYways. I’m just sitting there and suddenly this lady comes into view. She Is roller blading, Holding 2 dogs, Pushing a stroller with a very small child and there is a 4-5 year old trailing behind her on a bike. And I thought to my self, ” There are just so many ways this could go so horrifically wrong” And then I amused my self for the next 15 minutes thinking of the endless possibilities, horrible right? heh

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Round 2

I was going to link you back to an old post. but found that I either didnt tranfer it in the move or just never posted it. so I will post both picutres now. as you can tell my paint people have evolved. but it is the same guy.

The first encounter

And now he’s ba-ack

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Just my new job

So I started work yesterday… at an aviary… Sadie thinks she ought to refer to me as bird woman now… anyways. its sortof a long drive from home but I figure I can catch up on all the radio I missed at college where there were only two stations, so I was always behind on new songs…. any ways that was boring. on to the reason I actually started this post… the people I work with…

the first one I met.. Mollie, the vegan and ex weedie. we had a fairly awkward conversation about her doing drugs in high school and the fact that I don’t drink. and then she was telling me she is a vegan.. which is cool I guess, I can respect that… but I wont lie it makes me want to bring a steak for lunch or something.

Joanna my trainer, who thinks I learn at WARP speed apparently… because I swear she explained things to me a mile a minute, she also helped me to realize how terrible I am at things like… counting money.. cashiering isn’t actually the job for me I think. heh.

shani who hired me… who is apparently crazy but I dont actually know her that well.

There are actually alot more people I work with and just dont know. I’ll keep you posted. Also i think they all have those nose piercings that look like zits… but I guess they could just be zits.

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So unfortunately I never Blogged about the ostrich incident. So I will tell it now but it won’t be as humorous since it happened in January. SO, I work at an elementary school as a TA and an after school tutor on Mondays. On this particular Monday I guess I was feeling extra sarcastic. Anyways. I usually joke around some with this little boy. J. So He this face he does. Maddie calls it the Bambie Face. Anyways so hes just like screwing around and whatever and he does it. and I’m like “um you look like an ostrich, your mom is probably part ostrich” looking back I realize Telling a 3rd grader his mom is an ostrich is not very smart, but at the time I wasn’t thinking about that. so he BREAKS DOWN. we cannot get him to stop crying he like has to leave the library and whatever and go talk to this teacher. I absolutely thought I would loose my job. luckily I managed to keep it. He was upset with me for like 2 weeks and then one week he just like ran up to me in the hall and hugged me. I was so confused. any ways long story short. he got me a valentines gift. he has forgotten it alot of times but he remembered is today. It had a lovely box of chocolates, a stuffed pig, and a light stick. Awesome I know I get valentines from third graders! whoooo hooo!

*add on* Porker the pig…


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