Keep Calm & Hail To Pitt

Today, I had my staffing interview with the University of Pittsburgh. I was going to meet Drew’s coworkers today, before going to my interview. I was so excited. I have heard so much about them. I left the house around 11:00am and started on my way to Oakland, and it was an adventure! I had to park a little far away in what is called Panther Hollow. I have never driven to Pitt before by myself. The last time I was there was back in 2009 when I wanted to go to school there, and they wouldn’t accept me because I had “C’s” on my transcript. I guess it was a blessing in disguise really, the campus just seemed so intense and overwhelming. I don’t think it was something I was ready for at the time.

When I finally got to the Cathedral and walked inside the main floor, it looked like, a chapel from Victorian times and it was rather breathtakingly interesting. If I was a student that is where I would probably spend most of my time on my computer writing and blogging. I took the elevator up to the 7th floor, and put on my black high heels. I was so excited to see Drew. I met the admin, and told her who I was and that I was here to see Drew Hornyak. She let me go sit at his desk in his cube. I wanted to surprise him. Some people saw me in Drew’s chair and realized I wasn’t Drew. They introduced themselves to me. I was glad to meet them and they all seemed so friendly.

When Drew finally got out of the meeting, he came around the corner and saw me in his chair. He laughed. I said, “Hello Husband.” I got up and kissed him. He was happy to see me. He introduced me to everyone at work, and they all seemed so nice. I am so happy for him. I even got to meet his boss Bill, who said nothing but nice things about my Husband. I knew that he would. He is such a great man, and a hard worker.

After I met his coworkers, we went to Quiznos for lunch, and Drew asked me if I wanted to leave Butters there again for another night? I asked him why? If it was because he was so high-strung? Or if it was because he wanted more time with me? He said “well I want more time with you. I want another dog free night!” I would love another dog free night actually, but I was concerned that there wouldn’t be enough food for him there, so I was going to have to drop some food off to him.

When it came time for my interview, Drew walked me to Craig Hall, and then he had to go back to work. He wished me luck, and kissed me goodbye. I had such a nice day with him, and I was sad to see him leave. It felt like old times again. Like we were on a date. I felt honored to be his wife, and so damn lucky.

The interview with the staffing woman from Pitt went really well. She told me how it works there and asked me about my previous work history, something that I just love talking about, but I try to do with grace and tact.  She told me that right they don’t have anything open, but will be in touch with me towards the end of summer. I said, that is perfect, and I look forward to hearing from her. She had to me do a typing test, which I aced. However, the Microsoft Word test I am not sure I did too well on that, but I think I knew most of them, but I am not sure I don’t feel as confident about that test as I do the typing test. I couldn’t wait to hear from then

My Last Day at FedEx

Today, is my last day at FedEx. It is bittersweet. I am sort of glad to see it end. I think it was time to move on.  I am not really going to miss it here at all. I will miss the people, and think about them often, but the job itself was boring, probably because I was a temp.

However, I am sure if they were to bring me on full-time they would have me doing more. My feelings would be different, but whatever. The lady that I am replacing is coming back Monday. I really got to be a part of so much here. I had a little bit more responsibility more than,  I ever was able to have before. Jim utilized me more than Harry. Harry didn’t want me to do too much for him, because when Dorothy came back, things would go back to the way they were. Jim had me organizing his One Note, attending staff meetings, making flight arrangements, building itineraries for his team members, etc.  Venkat allowed me to proof read a document for him that was a legal document. He wanted me to make sure it was clear in civilian terms. I felt like I had a little more responsibility with this position. I knew I could handle this and more. I just needed the right position for it to work for me.

Before I left, I stopped by Venkat’s office, and he gave me a hug and wished me well. He handed me a little box. Inside the box was a little “FedEx” pin. I was so touched. I almost cried. I never felt before like I meant so much to organization before. If the opportunity was ideal, then I would definitely work with FedEx full-time.

Today, I am listen to songs from my youth, and the one that I am listening to at the moment, is Hilary Duff’s song, “Fly.” This song comes on right before a big break through happens in my life. It is a good song and very inspirational. I will see where this next adventure takes me, but now it’s time to “Fly!” More later.

1st Day at FedEx

After applying for jobs, going back and forth with a recruiter from Volt, and signing paperwork, performing a drug test, and finally my first day arrived. A new opportunity was finally here.

Today, was my first day at Fedex. I was excited and nervous. I got there a little earlier than I was supposed to. I had to meet with Jim Connolly. He was the IT director. I would be reporting to him. Jim came down to the security desk to meet with me, he gave me a tour of the building, and took me to get a photo ID badge made. I knew where the bathrooms were, and where to get coffee. I wasn’t so busy on my first day, which was kind of different for me. I was learning the ropes with an older woman named Patty. We talked about her son’s wedding, her plans for the weekend, and how she feels about her son’s fiancee’s family. It is nice to have someone to talk to. I could already tell that I would have a lot of work mommies here.

Throughout the day, I tried to hint a few times that I would love work here full-time in hopes that they would find some way to keep me on after my contract ends, but we will see! My hours here are 7am-3:30pm.

 

Shawn Mendes & Fifth Harmony

Today, Shawn Mendes and Fifth Harmony came to perform in our performance theater. Fifth Harmony was so sweet and so nice. At the end of the picture, they come in and surround you and do a huge group hug. It was cute.

Shawn Mendes also, performed and took pictures.  He was nice but very reserved and quiet.

Ironically, Camilla from Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes are now a couple!

Night Ranger

Night Ranger came into the studio for an in-studio performance. The staff is invited along with a couple viewers to go to the performance theater in the building and be apart of the show. It is like a little private concert. I invited my dad to come to the studio so he could meet Night Ranger and be a part of the concert. He was so excited. The only song of theirs I know is “Night Ranger.”

 

Alice Cooper

After work today, my dad and I drove to Key Bank Pavillion. I couldn’t wait to see Alice Cooper live. My dad raised me on late 60’s and 70’s rock. I definitely have his taste in music. The last time my dad saw Alice Cooper was in 70s. He said the concert is the same, the routine is the same, but the people are a little different. I love going to concerts with my dad. I am glad we are able to share memories like these together.

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