So today was my 2nd day on my new job. Totally not what I thought I was going to be doing, but I really like it! I'm a dispatcher for a grocery store distribution company! Haha! I love it, I route truckers and trucks all day. You may think they are one and the same but no, I have to dispatch and route different TYPES of trucks; like a reefer. Haha, a refrigerated truck, oh yeah... I'm learning the lingo. :)
The people I work with are funny, and it seems like a close family. I've impressed the truckers by putting out fires for them, and making their drop offs and pick ups a little easier. The cool thing is, they have to go where I say. Haha. I'm still nice to them though, and I try to accommodate them as best as I can. Some guys don't like certain routes, so I take that into consideration. It's a long day though. 5 hours on the buses and trains, I start my day at 6 a.m. and I'm home around 9:30 p.m., exhausted. So this blog post is really a triumph for me because I'm hecka sleepy! But I wanted to touch base with y'all. :)
The thing is, no hot truckers! LOL I thought I would like get some eye candy, but no, and I'm okay with that. Easier to learn while I'm in training. I've really picked it up though, they left me at the dispatch desk alone on my first day. :) Today a couple of the truckers told my boss how great I was, and how I really helped them out, so I was very happy with that. It's a different environment that's for sure, a bit crude, but hey...they are truckers. The only draw back is the commute, but hopefully I can save for a car, it doesn't pay much, but I'm hoping I can get something in a few weeks. Then it would be the perfect shift, 10-6:30, I can study for my certs in the morning, and get home in time to DL my shows, which I can't do now. It's a tiring day, 5 buses and 2 trains total in my commute.
On the last leg of my journey home, the mile I have to walk from the bus stop to where I live, I felt a bit down. I felt very tired, and kind of dejected, but I'm also very grateful to have a job. A cool job, with nice people, so that makes me feel better. I'll get used to the routine soon, I know I will. For now I have no time for myself, or much of anything else, wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed, and do it all over again. It's all good though. I have a great boss, cool people to work with, and the truckers make me laugh because they are all so different! From grumpy to being a total optimistic, which I like because I try to be that also.
I'm blessed. Hope you are all doing great, and I will try and post more often. Enjoy the rest of your WORK week. As will I, it's been a long time since I have. ;) peace