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Friday, May 30, 2008

I'm a working man! (EDIT 6/1)

So I did get a job, working for WIS, where I will be helping with inventory counting for multiple stores and such. The craziest thing about this job is the crazy hours! Since many of these companies prefer inventory counting to be done during non-peak hours, we need to do it like early morning or late night. So, some days I could be getting up at 2 or 3 am in the morning, going to work, then leaving to go to the store we're counting at about 4:00, could be anywhere from 1-3 hours of a drive, possibly more, then count for several hours, then drive back. the good thing is that if it is a morning job, we should be back mid to late morning, so I can just sleep for several hours and have the evening to train. There will also be nights where I may work from 5 pm to 3 am or something like that. What sucks is the driving pay... we don't get paid the first hour of the drive (company van, I think we'll be taking turn driving or something like that). My training starts on Monday.

I brought this up because now I can afford to pay for races, which I will most likely be doing my first race next weekend, the Cargas Criterium. About 1 hour 30 minute drive from my house, buy my race isn't until 1:20 (for once, in the afternoon!) so I don't have to get up AS early, but I would like to be there to watch several of the races prior to mine to get a drift of who doing what, and get an idea of the speed I should expect. When I am 100% sure that I will be doing this race (you know me, things can always come up) then I will post more about it sometime next week.

Happy end of May!

CORRECTION: The Cargas Crit is not next weekend, but the following weekend. Also, my parents were talking about going on vacation possibly that weekend, so I may not get the chance to do that race as well.

2 comments:

Chris said...

Congratulations on the job! Now you can get serious about getting in those races. Good luck.

Ron said...

Good luck on the new job. Its always nice to be earning. Will you buy a new bike? Naww, I'm sure you love your TREK.