Monday, June 8, 2009

Done with the cafeteria

Today was my last day working at Yavapai..and boy I couldn't wait for 2pm so I could clock out. A couple people wanted me to stay late and a few more told me to make sure to come back.
When Patty put the new schedule up yesterday and my name wasn't on did seem slightly weird but soooo good to know that I would definitely be starting the new job. I think it finally hit some people that I was really leaving when they saw my name left off the schedule. Patty surprised me the other day by giving me a free meal card, as a way to say thank-you for all the work I did.

Dogs & cats must be easier to feed then people!! Co-workers won't be annoying least not after the 2-week training period, cuz usually there is only 1 person working at a time...sometimes 2 people work together and there's only 3 people in this whole park working at the kennel. I told "Grandpa Al" that I would name a stray cat or big dog after him, just so I would have someone to whine to or yell at.

Well I have the next 2 days off and an old co-worker from Maswik agreed to take me to Flagstaff tomorrow after he gets off work. I still need to get rain boots for working at the kennel, and maybe a second hiking pole for my hike to Indian Gardens on the 12th.
Brian also got a new job recently...he is now the resident procter at Victor Hall.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Winnie is back

I had a roomie for a few weeks last year named Winnie from Taiwan. Well she came back to the canyon today. I knew she was coming back because she wrote to me on facebook and told me. So I was waiting for her outside of HR when she came in (with camera of course)...boy was she surprised!!!

Now in the last 2 years, I have seen a bunch of kids come & go and I wish a few more of my favorites would come back, so I was thrilled when Winnie told me she would be here again. I don't spend lots of time outside of work with the exchange students that work here, but even still...its nice to bump into them around the park either on the shuttlebus or in e-cafe or at the rec center. I guess seeing as my own kids are not here I sorta substitute them with the foreign kids that are here.

Winnie's 2 schoolmates that came with her last year will not be here this year. So she was nervous about traveling back by herself. I helped her get settled into her room at Colter Hall (I've been here over 2 yrs and today was the first time I ever walked around in Colter) and then we went to see her roomie who works as a cashier in Maswik. Winnie was surprised that some of the co-workers she worked with last year remembered her. Last yr she was a line server at Maswik, this yr she will be a hostess.

*~ and speaking of new jobs, I finally got told yesterday that I got the job at the kennel~*