October 11, 2004

Another new job!

I'm sure you all know that I've been looking into the "Handy - Person" bidness, but I haven't heard from the person who is organizing the whole thing. I don't know what's going on there, and I haven't gotten any jobs from her, so I may have to just back burner that whole affair. However, all is not lost.

Last night my blogless sister 'Chelle left me a voice-mail that stated that one of the people who works for the business she does just up and quit last night, and maybe I should put in an application. As it happened, I was off work at my retail job today, so I went on in. I tlked with the owner of the business for forty-five minutes before I even filled out the application. Essentially, I've got the job. Hell I've already gone and taken my drug-test to get hired. Really a fast track, and I like that a lot. This is a small company, that I have a good potential to grow rapidly in. Needless to say, I'm pretty stoked.

So what type of business is it Johnny? I'm glad you asked. Elevators. The installation, maintenance, and servicing of them to be exact. Lots of new things to learn, getting to be outdoors, and actually having to engage my brain while oing my job. All that and it starts at three bucks an hour more than what I make now. Oh yeah, and better benefits too. There isn't a downside to this for me, but there may be one for you. There's travel involved.

I'll have to be gone from here through the work-week, and back on the weekends, for the majority of my time. Until I get enough scratch together to get me a laptop, blogging will be pretty-much nil through the week. (calm down folks, I'm not shutting down the site or anything.) I'll keep you all posted as things progress.

I'm pleased to say that I am now the proud possessor of an "Erection Manual." Gee, I thought I already had that figured out. The worst part of it is that it was given to me by my Sister! Eeewwwwwww! I'll be happily perusing this data over the next few day's, as I love to learn new things. The rest of the title of this wonderful manual? Basic Field Practices for Installation of Elevator Equipment. Absolutely rivetting!

After almost a year of no job opportunities coming my way, I get two good ones in the last week. One of them is coming through for me, and it feels like a good fit. I guess patience really is a virtue.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at October 11, 2004 04:01 PM

Good for You!!! I'm thrilled - life is so much better when you can enjoy and be challenged by what you do for a living.

Yeah! I feel a party comin' on! :)

Posted by: Tammi at October 11, 2004 06:30 PM

Yea! I'm happy for you.

By the way does this job involve wearing shorts and boots? Just asking that's all ;)

Posted by: Machelle at October 11, 2004 06:58 PM

Tammi: So, can you keep up a party for a whole week? Wait. What am I thinking? You're a "family" member. Of course you can! ;^)

Machelle: Boots? You betcha, but shorts? Not so much. :^( Stupid uniform's anyway. I mean who wears long britches during the summer? Some kind of freak I tells ya!

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at October 11, 2004 07:54 PM

Sorry, ladies. OSHA rules pretty boy has to wear steal toes and long pants. He'll be Uniform Man after his 90 days. He also won't always be out of town it will be a where he is needed basis. Don't think the bossman will consider in front of his computer at home though.
Way to go Baby Brother and welcome aboard the bidness of ups and downs. lol

Posted by: ME at October 11, 2004 08:37 PM

So do you get to carry the Erection Manual under your arm at work? You may find some women folk passing by, seeing a man in uniform, steel toed boots and all, with an Erection Manual in hand... watch out for them there women! They might want to work with you in the elevator!

Posted by: Boudicca at October 11, 2004 10:59 PM

Congrats! Wishing you well and lots of luck!

Posted by: michele at October 11, 2004 11:54 PM

Well welcome to the world of Uniforms.

Yes, I have to wear a "uniform" at work. Any business related to the Japanese and you have to wear a uniform.

Talk about stiffling fashion, bah.

Posted by: Machelle at October 12, 2004 08:14 AM

Bou: The boots and uniform may impress the ladies, but I'm not sure what kind of impression the manual will have. "Wait a minute Honey. (flip-flip Step 4: Divert blood flow from the extremities to...) Okay Baby. I think I'm ready." ;^)

Machelle: So you're a chick in uniform huh? That's not a bad thing though, because there's a whole section of the internet dedicated to girls like you. :^)

Thanks to everyone for your kind words of encouragement.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at October 12, 2004 08:33 AM

Johnny-Oh - About that laptop... if you're looking for a cheaper solution for blogging on the go, you might consider a PDA & fold-up keyboard combo like I mentioned here:


If you check eBay, you can probably get the same thing I have for about $80 delivered, give or take.

Posted by: Harvey at October 17, 2004 12:09 AM
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