I'm back working at Amerilab. But only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings now; 5:30am to 12:30pm. Yes, I agree - those are really shitty hours. But Avalon hasn't been able to find me anything better as of yet, so I've been pretty much forced to just take whatever they have available. Which sucks.
No real need to get too frustrated about that shit, because I'm starting a new, full-time job at Boston Scientific tomorrow!
Yes, that's right - FULL-TIME!
Last week, I signed on with Pro Staff and attended a job interview/orientation at Boston Scientific in Maple Grove where they were looking for 40 medical assembly workers to help them with their manufacturing of catheters and drug-coated stents.
After signing a load of papers, taking a bunch of unnecessary physical ability tests, going through one-on-one interviews with staff personnel, and then driving across town to submit to a drug and alcohol test.. I was then able to attend the 2-day classroom training course inside BSC (Boston Scientific Corporation) starting the following day where they ran a full 8-hour schedule that included powerpoints and tests.
There were on average 3 tests a day, and some of them were actually pretty difficult. We were always told that we could only get two wrong to pass, and if we didn't pass then we were soon after escorted out of the building. Yeah, it seemed a bit strict and pretty shitty at times.. but hey, as long as you were in that class and paying attention, the average person shouldn't have had too much of a problem. At least I personally didn't think so.
So yeah, I passed everything. And now begins the on-the-job training in which I am being paid. Of course, this job could still be labeled temporary since I haven't actually been hired yet (You have to pass training to be hired for a position), but to be completely honest for a minute.. a vast majority of the other people that are applying for this job, and whom are already currenly employed within this field, are foreigners who can barely read and speak English, so let's just say that I'm not sweatin' it too hard. I mean, I'm not trying to be racist or stereotypical or anything like that, I'm just stating the obvious - this is a demanding job that calls for the ability to be able to read, speak, and understand English well in order to perform.. so if they can do it, then I sure as heck better be able to.. know what I'm sayin? It's common logic.
Anyway, so that's where my work and finances are currently at.
On the other side of the spectrum, my relationship with Courtney seems to be getting better and better with each new week. Just recently (after Valentine's Day), we have arrived at the point where we are now frequently stating and showing our love for one another. So that's been really sweet.
It's been great actually. :~)
Sometimes I just kinda sit back and admire what we currently have, ya know? Sometimes almost as though this weren't actually happening to me, or to us.. but rather to somebody else that I know and care about, and that I'm simply being happy for them. But then Courtney will smile at me, or touch me.. and then suddenly reality hits me and I forget whatever crap I was just thinking about.. and the only thing that suddenly means anything at all is being with her, and experiencing things together. And being happy.
I love her. She makes me very happy.
More updates soon..