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Saturday, November 13, 2004

The New Job - Funding Co-ordinator Wells Fargo Home Plan Mortgages

Ok, so I've been at the new job for 2 weeks now and I have completed all of the training, and Monday I'm on my own.

Day 1~ Orientation
Arriving at 830, I was taken down to the orientation room where there were about 20 people, mostly for collections. We spent the morning learning all about the benefits, the company and filling out forms. The afternoon was spent watching some VERY Cheesy videos about the company. Pretty much a total waste of time.

Day 2-5 ~ Training with Henry
The rest of my first week was spent sitting with one of the other Funding Co-ordinators watching and learning what he did and I'll have to do. Henry is a good trainer, so I think I'll be ok.

Week 2
This week I spent sitting with Jennifer, the girl whose job I am assuming while she starts the new department. I was to learn what is going on with her files so that I would be up to speed when I take them over. The thing is that NOTHING happened this week, we were so completly bored!!!!! I did learn about some of the little secondary things that I can do when I have slow times, which Jen leads me to believe doesn't happen much.

I'm liking the work environment, no one is leaning over your shoulder and making sure you only take allotted breaks and lunches. As long as you get the job done, no one really cares what you do.

We'll see what Monday has to bring - it is sink or swim time!!

The New Job - Funding Co-ordinator Wells Fargo Home Plan Mortgages

Ok, so I've been at the new job for 2 weeks now and I have completed all of the training, and Monday I'm on my own.

Day 1~ Orientation
Arriving at 830, I was taken down to the orientation room where there were about 20 people, mostly for collections. We spent the morning learning all about the benefits, the company and filling out forms. The afternoon was spent watching some VERY Cheesy videos about the company. Pretty much a total waste of time.

Day 2-5 ~ Training with Henry
The rest of my first week was spent sitting with one of the other Funding Co-ordinators watching and learning what he did and I'll have to do. Henry is a good trainer, so I think I'll be ok.

Week 2
This week I spent sitting with Jennifer, the girl whose job I am assuming while she starts the new department. I was to learn what is going on with her files so that I would be up to speed when I take them over. The thing is that NOTHING happened this week, we were so completly bored!!!!! I did learn about some of the little secondary things that I can do when I have slow times, which Jen leads me to believe doesn't happen much.

I'm liking the work environment, no one is leaning over your shoulder and making sure you only take allotted breaks and lunches. As long as you get the job done, no one really cares what you do.

We'll see what Monday has to bring - it is sink or swim time!!

Hair & Mama Mia

Today was a great day, a little rushed but fun!

1:30 - Hair appointment
I have decided that the blond highlites that have been growing out need to go and I want to do something different! So I have decided to return to my roots and go brown! I really don't remember what my natural colour is, so I'm working from the roots. But I don't want all over colour so I have some red highlites in the front. But because the dye was on so long, they are dark red and you can't really see them.

OK, so when I booked the appointment they told me 2.5 hours. Therefore done by 4, plenty of time to go home and change before picking up Rachel. BUT they were wrong and I went rushing out of there at 445. Called Karen to tell her we'll be 20 mins late. Go get Rachel and then head home to change.

I honestly raced through the door and down to my room to change, do my makeup and finish my hair all in about 10 mins.

TORONTO - 610ish
We picked up Karen in oakville and made good time into Toronto, where after a tour of the block we found parking. We are now quite hungry, or at least I am. We got a bit discouraged when one restaurant told us it would be 1-1.5 hour wait @ 6 on a Saturday.
We ended up a Lone Star, with a fun waiter who kept trying to get us to order him as our drink or dessert. And then told us we couldn't leave yet when we asked for the bill.

We got tot the theatre on time and hiked our way up to the upperbalcony and then down the balcony stairs to the front row where our seats were. I must say that the second time you see Mama Mia it is just as good as the first! and this time I got to pick up on more of the subtlties then the first time.

DRINKS @ THE ARMADILLO - 11ish
We got to the bar a little early and got a table. We ordered the Pitcher of Margaritas and waited for Dayna to arrive. She arrive with one of her house mates Trish, and they joined in the Raspberry Margarita fun - so we ordered a second pitcher. We stayed until about 1245 then had to head home - as Rachel had to be up at 7 the next morning.

I must say - it was one fabulous day! and now I'm a Brunette - Again!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The Wait is Over!!

The call came in yesterday at 4pm - I GOT THE JOB!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I get to start November 1, 2004 in my new position of Funding Co-ordinator with Wells Fargo/TransCanada Credit.

Last Day at Home Trust is Friday October 29.


Monday, October 18, 2004

Cross Boarder Shopping

Since the Canadian Dollar has been gaining value, my family and I decided we would cross the boarder on Saturday and see if we could get any deals. McKinley Mall in Blasdell (just outside of Buffalo) did not disapoint. Dad was able to get pants for work for 32$US, and I got 2 pairs of boots and a purse for 57$US. I also tried on some sweaters that I think 'may' show up under the Christmas Tree - hopefully!!

We decided to eat at Oliver Garden, since they are no longer in Canada. Very Yummy!!

The best part of the trip was re-crossing the boarder.

Boarder Guy : How long have you been here?
Dad: just today, to do some shopping
BG: What did you buy?
Dad: about $250 worth of clothes between the 4 of us
BG: ok, bye
Dad drives away
Mom: why we don't have to pay duty?
Me: Gotta love the work to rule (they aren't making anyone pay duty until the gov't agrees to a contract that they like)

Gotta love screwing the gov't out of money!!

Thursday, October 14, 2004

The Waiting Game

Ok, so I had an interview on October 1, and for the most part, I thought it went rather well. So now I am in the waiting game. Time passes, and passes, and passes. Still no call - so Frustrating!! Why won't they call!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Then, on Tuesday, the HR Lady called - HOORAY!!!!!!!!! She wants to know who my references are - YEAH!! Good sign!! So I give her the name of the lady I worked for during my 3 summers with Citizenship and Immigration, and she understands why she can't call my current boss - they are the competition.

So now I'm back in the waiting game - how long does it take to make one phone call??

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Disclaimer

I have created this blog so that I can post comments on Jen's blogs without having to do it annoymously. So don't expect this to be updated too often! but hey, I might surprise myself and keep it up - depending on how busy work is since the computer at home is crazy slow.