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(no subject) [Dec. 17th, 2011|01:23 pm]
Inspection went fine!

Everything we had noted during the walk-through was still there, there was only the added bonus of a couple roofing shingles needing to be replaced and the furnace wouldn't kick on. The inspector went up into the attic and fiddled with it and said he thought it was probably some sort of gas valve that wasn't allowing the gas to make it to the unit. I can't ask for any concessions because one of the agreements for accepting my bid was that the house was as-is.

My realtor said it would be shady but since I'd have a home warranty I could call it in under it a couple days after closing and only pay $55 to have it serviced. I'm slightly reluctant to go that route because karma is a bitch but hey... >.>
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They accepted my offer for the house! [Dec. 13th, 2011|10:04 pm]
Inspection is on Saturday but pending any major discoveries or hold ups in the process, I should have the keys by the third week of January.

Things I will need to get...(eventually)
BBQ Grill
Lopping shears
Lawn mower
Weed eater

Paint! Lots of it! It's a sea of white in there and it horrifies my eyes! Though the cathedral ceilings kind of scare me cuz that's really, really high...

I'll post pics on saucyhelp & here to poll the audiences for color recommendations. :D
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(no subject) [Dec. 5th, 2011|10:00 pm]
No-go on the house. They counter offered and aren't willing to negotiate at all so the hell with that. Let the house hunting resume and mourning commence for the house that might have been.
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*panic attack* [Dec. 3rd, 2011|04:42 pm]
I just signed a contract to buy a house.

I'm fending off a panic attack right now...if I can ever get my mother on the phone, I'd post the news on facebook.

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Hello, promotion [Apr. 10th, 2011|12:39 am]
I am officially a trainer with Convergys.

Huzzah $3 raise!
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(no subject) [Mar. 8th, 2011|08:56 pm]

I went FIVE full years without a true cluster headache and then I woke up with one this morning. It had more or less ended by the time I left for work, but the sunlight and noise caused it to come back. I ended up throwing up twice, sounded completely strung out at work and they told me to go home because I looked and sounded like death.

So I forced myself to stay functional for another 15 minutes to drive home and passed out until 6PM. I'm pretty sure the trigger that put me back in a cycle was staying up until 3 AM playing Angry Birds the last couple days and then my all day sleeping binge today didn't help matters with getting my sleep cycle back on track. I think I'll take a half dose of nyquil to force the sleep tonight and see if I can break the cycle before it fully sets the pattern.

I still haven't eaten anything yet, asides from the orange juice this morning that didn't stay in my system that long.

Damn it. And I know the headache I had today wasn't even as painful as they've been in the past and it really, really hurt.
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Camping time! [Feb. 20th, 2011|08:52 pm]
I feel so much better after this weekend. :)

Anyways, Obligatory We're Going Camping Again! post to gauge interest and determine what weekend would work the best.

Popular vote was to go to the Herkimer Diamond Mines again.

Potential weekends for this are the following:
5/26 - 5/29
6/2 - 6/5
Or really, any Thursday - Sunday combo thereafter. Side note - there's a discounted campsite rate if we book in May (check out the website).

So, who's interested and what weekend works best for you?
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In which Amber bitches and vents [Feb. 9th, 2011|10:28 pm]
So, I work as a Sales Coach for OnStar for the Welcome Call department. I help train new hires, lead coaching sessions, write up a summary of said coaching session, set goals, update action plans, run the call center floor, answer questions on the floor, set up ISA (multiple person coaching sessions), set up and deliver voluntary time off, side-jack with the tenured advisors when they suck, run floor-wide contests and probably a billion other things as well...all with no raise from when I was on the phones.

Cast of Characters:
Ahmed: Ops Manager for WC
Anna: Our Team Lead (hah, she never ever talks to us)
Frank: TL for all new hires

Ahmed was going on and on and on (jesus, dude...STFU) about how the sales coaches are sooo important to the business because we're the SME's, we train the n00bs and keep everything going, etc.

So I replied, "You're probably going to take this the wrong way but if that's the case, why are we paid the least?"
Ahmed: "If you're not happy, we can put you back on the phones. Just let me know, we'll put out notice and start interviewing."
Me: "Ahmed, NO ONE'S happy."
(further dialogue, I don't remember because SERIOUSLY? THAT'S THE BEST FUCKING RESPONSE YOU COULD COME UP WITH?)

And then 10 minutes later, we're all dragged into a SC meeting with Ahmed, Anna & Frank and told to vent. I kept my damn mouth shut because seriously? What's the fucking point. Nothing ever changes and they just keep shoveling more fucking shit they want us to do on us.

So, 30 minutes after the meeting, I'm back running the floor YET THE FUCK AGAIN (lovely 7 hour shift on POC) and Ahmed comes up to me to let me know that he meant that in the BEST possible way and that he really wants nothing more for us to be happy. I told him to not worry about it with the very fake voice tone and facial expression of "Bitch, you are dead to me and plz feel free to not believe a word coming out of my mouth right now." However, he was very considerate in making sure that I didn't want to go back on the phones and offered to handle it for me right now, if that was the case.

Bitch, plz. Not until I come back from vacation from DC!

So, in summary - thanks for the reality check, I'll be looking for another job.

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(no subject) [Feb. 9th, 2011|12:32 am]
As an FYI, plans for Katsu are still green lighted. :)
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Conundrum [Jan. 23rd, 2011|11:20 pm]
So, I have an interview on Tuesday with my old employer (Graybar) for a CSR position. I'm going the self-fulfilling prophecy road and assuming that I have the job since my previous job with them was 4x more complicated than the CSR position. Thing is, do I want the position?

-I was hired in April and by January, I'm Senior Sales Coach.
-Nationwide. I could transfer to another account/site if I get sick of NC.
-I'm most likely going to be made TL (supervisor) in the next couple months which means more money and it looks hella good on my resume.
-Stress levels for management/coaching staff in my department are through the roof in comparison to the pay level.
-No real loyalty - they just took the two senior sales coaches, said y'all aren't working out and dumped them back on the phones. REALLY? Would it not have been a better idea to take them to the side a MONTH AGO and advise them of their shortcomings and give them the opportunity to change? As a fucking result, I have FIVE fucking hours of coaching with the damn potato-head new hires while training a new coach on Monday.

-Instant two year tenure.
-Better pay.
-Better benefits.
-No real opportunity for advancement.
-Stress levels are still high.

I need to figure out what I want.
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(no subject) [Jun. 5th, 2010|12:13 am]
Looks like I'll be getting a saturday pass for concarolinas...and Morgan sucked me into LARPing. XD
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Introducing...Clawzilla! [Apr. 26th, 2010|02:39 pm]
I got a kitty on Saturday!
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(no subject) [Mar. 22nd, 2010|02:46 pm]
*dusts off LJ*

Poor LJ. Neglected because of facebook. So, news. I have a job (call center w/ Convergys for On-Star). I go in for orientation on this coming Friday and then training begins on the following Monday from 7-3 PM. But! I just got a call to come in for an interview tomorrow for Sprint (call center again!). Sprint pays better and has better benefits. I will drop Convergys like a hot potato for better pay and benefits. I'm definitely going to keep looking for a better job though.

Damn it. I forgot to buy batteries for my camera. I'll get batteries and post pictures soon of my apartment. It looks so much nicer when there's furniture in it. Here's pictures from the day we moved in so it's a giant freaking mess.

My mom's coming up to visit me at the end of this week and staying until the following Thursday or so. Then Morgan, Angie & Josh are going to come visit me~~
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(no subject) [Feb. 25th, 2010|12:41 am]
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(no subject) [Jan. 29th, 2010|11:19 pm]

I think I must have packed my sanity. I'm starting to lose my mind. @.@


The car is completely packed except for my laptop bag and my brother's bag. Oh yeah, he's coming with me for manual labor and I stick him on a plane on Wednesday.
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(no subject) [Jan. 27th, 2010|10:16 pm]

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(no subject) [Jan. 9th, 2010|11:25 am]
We just sent in our applications for the apartment! :D

Barring any rejection from the company, we should be moving in on the 31st!

EDIT: The rental office just called me back and she said barring any big things popping up on our criminal background check (I assured her that we were as boring as dirt), that we had the apartment. And our deposit was only $150.00. :D
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(no subject) [Jan. 1st, 2010|09:43 pm]
Doubts are starting to creep in and I'm starting to question the move. I need to talk to my friend to just reaffirm everything so I can tuck away my freak outs.
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(no subject) [Dec. 28th, 2009|08:12 pm]
I'm calling tomorrow to see if we can get this apartment.

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(no subject) [Dec. 25th, 2009|07:11 pm]
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