Done is my first day of work!
It was raining but I was still able to make it with 10 minutes to spare. There was a staff meeting scheduled. Breakfast potluck! A few people decided to pitch in for Porto’s. They ordered potato balls and meat pies. Someone also mixed drinks: cider, OJ, and a raspberry. Talk about GOOD MORNING WAKE UP CALL!
They also took me out to lunch.
On the work side of things. I had no log-in or set-up but I was able to get my feet wet. Looked through bank statements and did some daily reconciliations. No journal entries yet though.
Day two tomorrow.
I haven’t updated in quite a while. I took a break because of my CPA exam which I PASSED! I do have another one tentatively scheduled for Jan/Feb. Depends on the progress I make on those long lectures and heavy workbooks.
Today is my last day of work. It has been a month shy of two years. I am thankful for the job I did have. It enabled me to study and pay off my student loans. I learned new software and honed my reconciliation skills. Definitely provided me examples of how I’m a self-starter and reliable. Unfortunately, office politics and my principles win out despite the free breakfast, free lunch, healthcare paid costs, PERS, and minimal gas expenses. I can no longer handle working for the department or the district.
Actually, I’m really hating these government jobs. Great benefits but I get a clear view of the underlying causes of bankruptcy and debt in the state.
Today, I opened up a goodie bag from my co-worker. It was filled with snacks to eat at work and something to wear for work. She also made me homemade fudge! I also received a shaped bamboo plant in a vase artistically filled with rocks and marbles. I’m going to miss the people I work with, but change is good and I’m excited!
Monday morning, I will be a Staff Accountant for the YMCA. I’m excited. I will be commuting by bus. It cost me $105 for a monthly unlimited bus pass. I will no longer experience stress over driving or traffic. I will sit and relax. Maybe I’ll sleep, read, or study. Anything at that point is better than driving in traffic; I should say sitting in traffic!
Continuing my journey of life: the good, bad, ugly, funny and entertaining. No doubt, there will be the entertaining!