Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Belief Project

Okay, so the title of this post is a bit strange, and probably not fitting.  It's what popped into my head.  You see, I have my cell phone service through U.S. Cellular.  And they have been doing all these changes....new plans, new rules for phone trade-ins, new this, new that.  They call it the Belief Project.  I know very little about the details of these changes, really.  But having a sister-in-law that works for U.S. Cellular, I have been informed that these changes, in an essence, do offer better service to customers, but also increase opportunities for the company to generate a great deal more revenue.  The company advertised changes, but kept the details a bit hush-hush till the beginning of this month when the changes went into effect. 

Well, I said all that to say this.  My big changes are coming.  I start my new position on Monday.  Actually, I got a phone call this morning from my new boss.  I have to drive to Charlotte Sunday night.  I will have some training Monday and part of Tuesday.  It's about a six hour drive, so I will have to get a motel room for a couple of nights.  Of course, all this comes out of my pocket till I submit an expense report.  Yeah!!  Cough! Cough!  I must say, I am a bit nervous.  I haven't had a lot of details about this job, and I will be starting in a couple of days.  I just got the call this morning about going to Charlotte first of next week.  But I won't even have the details to where I need to go or what time till later this afternoon.  I'm anxious, to say the least, but excited all the same.  What if I hate this job?  It's not like I can just walk back and take my old job back.  There have already been 50+ applications.  Oddly enough, many of them came through my office, so I've seen who some of the candidates for my replacement are.  Some were impressive, over-qualified in my opinion, and some were, shall we say, completely unexperienced.  But people need a job.  And I'm sure there are ones out there desperate enough they will apply for any job.  I'd probably do the same.

That's that.  The chickens are doing great.  I had three loosies.  There were three Black Austrolorps that hatched out early this summer.  I just let them free range from the time they hatched under their mama.  I decided that it's time to wrangle them up since a neighbor complained about them scratching in his garden.  I managed to catch two, but the third got wise and wouldn't come near me.  I'll have to give it another shot this evening.  I should have tried last night after the thing roosted, but I was too tired.

Not sure what the plans are for the weekend yet.  Mike mentioned going out to Applebee's for dinner Friday night.  My sister said she was taking her kids to the county fair Friday evening.  She said Tony won't ride certain rides with her, and since she had her baby in July she wants to do all the stuff she couldn't do when she was pregnant.  So, that's something else to consider.  Other than that, that's the latest in a nut shell! 

26 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Have fun with your sister. I'm sure everything will work out fine on the new job. It's normal to feel some anxiety not knowing what to expec. Sounds like you have a nice weekend planned. Enjoy!

Melodie said...

Congrats on the new job,I bet it will all work out fine! Have fun at the fair...maybe you should eat at Applebee's after the rides at the fair...!

Tracey said...

You'll do great Randy.... Have a lovely weekend, both of you. xxx

LindaG said...

You guys have a great weekend! I didn't even know there was a fair, haha.
I do know the Mumfest is this weekend in NB though. :)
Good luck catching that chicken. Gosh, I'd love a chicken to scratch in my yard...

Donna said...

Well, I'm excited for you sweetie! I hope you love the new job and end up Enjoying it! Does Mike like the idea of it? Hope so...
Happy weekend!!
hughugs

jojo said...

I hope everything works out well for the new job...have a fun weekend. Applebees..yum!

Nekkid Chicken said...

Chin up coconut, Things will be fine.

Callie said...

Hope the new job and training will be enjoyable. Hard work maybe, but I hope it is interesting. I always like learning new stuff. Dinner and the fair sound like fun. :)

Toni aka irishlas said...

Good luck with the new job. Everything will fall into place and you'll be in your new routine before you know it.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

well?
hows the new job going? you'll be a few days into it now!

lets hear all about it?

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Good luck Randy, hope all is going well for ya.

bad penny said...

One of my chickens - Ruby gets into the bit of the garden where I don't want her & makes so much mess !
Hope things settle down soon xx

Odette said...

a change is always a welcome relief from an old humdrum existence, so relish on it! i am sure you will find this new job interesting.
xoxoxo

houndini said...

Stopping by for the latest update on the new job - but nothing. I'm guessing you're very busy and very knackered! Hope all is going well matey and I look forward to hearing your latest news sometime soon - Best - Al

Christine H. said...

Oh, they must be keeping you busy! I can't wait to hear more about your new job. I sure hope you like it.

Callie said...

I haven't checked your blog in awhile, but hope you are finding your new job suits you. You must be very busy. Take a break and rest when you can and don't worry about blogging until it's fun and not a chore.

Nekkid Chicken said...

Just to let you know; I am missing your updates. :O)

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

randy
post a picture of your bum or something
prove to us that u are alive and well

houndini said...

Have you been eaten by your chickens?

Where've you gone Randy? You sure must be busy with this new job.

Hope all is well matey - Ax

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

happy thanksgiving randy!
x

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

mee too

Donna said...

Just popping over to let you know You're thought of and MISSED!!!
Hahaaa....missed!
New jobs are Something Else! Hope you like it!
Merry Christmas to you both!!!
hughugs

LindaG said...

I got all these comments at the same time, so I think that means you are alive.

I hope all is well with you guys and that your new job is treating you well.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you both!

*hugs* ♥

LemonyRenee' said...

Randy, just wanted to stop by and wish you and Mike a Merry Christmas -- and happy new year! :)

Donna said...

Merry Christmas sweet friend!!
hughugs

Callie said...

Happy New Year!
Hope everything will be wonderful for you this year. Yes, I agree with John... just post a few words, like "I'm Ok!" so we know you are fine... the bum shot is not necessary. Honest!