Monday, March 19, 2012

New Position

Today I got word from my supervisor that I’m being reassigned within the agency.  This is great news because this is a reassignment I requested about a year ago.  I’ve just been awaiting an open slot.  It’s a position I’ve worked before and absolutely loved.  A momentary imposition caused me to choose to leave this much beloved position and I have regretted the choice ever since.  I work in a jail and for the past 3 years I have been working in the housing unit areas of the jail system.  Where I am returning to is the Central Booking Facility.  It’s where you go when you are first arrested, where they take inventory of all your personal belongings that you have on your person, give you your free phone calls and magistrate you on the charges against you.  It’s a fun place to work if you like a fast paced environment and you don’t mind a scuffle here and there with some people that are hopped up on drugs or alcohol.  There are so many different jobs to do within the Central Booking area, so you never get bored from doing the same thing day in and day out, like you do in the housing unit areas. 

The only thing I’m worried about is the vacation time I put in for at the beginning of May.  If it doesn’t get approved, then my friend Jessica’s vacation will not be as fun as she had hoped it would be because I will be sleeping all day because I will have worked all night.  Also, I hope for us to make a trip to the renaissance fair that will be going on while she’s here.  If I don’t get the time off from work, we won’t be able to go.  And a day trip to the beach would be nice too.  All we’d have time for would be cooking together and working out together.  The rest of the time I’d be at work or sleeping.  Yuck.  I really hope it gets approved.  They wait until the last minute to let us know if we got the vacation time we put in for. 

I will most likely be put on the overnight shift, from 10pm to 6am.  And that is fine with me.  It just means I have to redo how I do everything in my day to day life.  I will work out in the mornings after work, when the gym has the least amount of people.  Then, I will go to bed and wake up around 4pm.  At that point, I can run any errands I need to run and watch any TV programs I like to watch before getting ready for work.  I’ll leave the house around 9pm for work, getting there a little early because I don’t like to be late or close to being late (aka-right on time) for anything.  I don’t like to take the chance, especially with something as important as my job. 

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