Sunday, February 20, 2022

A Few Little Changes to Life

company van that Jason drives

I believe I've alluded to this in the recent past but I have quit my full-time job as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher after 17 years.  I'd become pretty immune to the stress and emotional detachment that comes with the job, but it hit an all-time high and I just couldn't take it anymore.  So, I gave a month's notice and officially quit at the very end of October.  But........

I'm not fully done there yet.  I still work there, but am on the part-time list.  What that means is I can sign up for the open overtime shifts.  At this time, there's plenty of 'em!  On the downside, I've lost all seniority and benefits.  Pay rate is still the same though, and I was added to Jason's insurance.

During the times that I'm not working 9-1-1, I am now a nanny for my supervisor's baby who is almost 6 months old.  I started that gig in the beginning of November.  I've known my supervisor for 17 years now and we've become good friends.  It's awesome that I can be a part of watching and helping her little guy grow.

Speaking of jobs, Jason switched to a different one at the end of July last year.  He was approached by a friend to start the job of a Residential Service Technician for a local heating/air company.  Jason is one of the smartest people I know and can catch on quick but he'd never worked in that field before.  The company had faith that he could do it so he was sent to another state for a week's worth of schooling for heating and air conditioning.  

This many months later Jason is doing quite well in the field.  He has his own company van that he drives on service calls and is officially on the "on call" rotation.  

little guy that I babysit 

On another note of changes, you may have noticed I posted less than usual on my blog during the last year.  I don't want to give it up altogether but don't have the time I once did to devote to it.  I still enjoy reading other people's blogs and hope other people still enjoy coming to mine.  

I used to create posts for giveaway winners once giveaways were over.  Now that my giveaways are more far and few between, I don't think it's necessary to create a post just to announce one winner.  But, so you know, the giveaways are legit and winners are still reported to the sponsors.  In other words, enter the giveaways; There's always a winner for each one!

Do you miss me creating posts announcing giveaway winners, or you okay without it?  How have you been lately? 


jjmon2012 said...

Your post are always interesting. BUT your life has changed maybe after you get into a routine you might do more. Change is good for all of us. Hopefully your life is just a little slower now.

An Apel a Day said...

I hope all the life changes are good in the long run.

I used to blog during lunch when I was a teacher, so now that I'm not a teacher I work through lunch so I can take and pick up Isaak from school. It's put a bit of a blog hiccup into the mix. Plus my kids are getting older. It's hard to blog about what they do. I hope I get back into it though.

Sparkles and Lattes said...

Wow definitely a lot of changes going on. Congrats on moving to part time after 17 years. That is a big accomplishment!

Heather! said...

I don't mind one way or the other if there are posts for the winners. But I do hope you'll continue to write here! I enjoy reading about the goings on with you and your family, and especially your adventures at the campground. I don't have time to read every post, but I do pop in to see what up. I hope you're enjoying all the changes!

mail4rosey said...

I quit doing the winner's posts too, because I so rarely host giveaways now. Sounds like you and your husband have a lot of changes going on. Change can be so good! :)