Yes, the rumors are true. I am now a full-time-stay-at-home mom! Hooray! :) The very thing I wanted to be when I grew up. It has taken a little while to get here, and things will be tight now, but we know it's right and we're putting our faith in the Lord.
Consequently, it recently was my last day at Chase Bank as a part-time teller. As excited as I thought I would be, it ended up being very bittersweet. My coworkers spoiled me with balloons, cards, gifts, candy bars, ice-cream cake, and more treats, and it made it hard to leave the good friends that I made.
1. The money- An extra paycheck is always nice.
2. My friends/coworkers- When you work with people day after day, you tend to get to know each other well. It's fun :)
3. Adult conversation- You mean there are other things to talk about besides Sesame Street, bottles, and bodily functions?
4. Treat Friday- Who wouldn't miss that?
5. Having constant access to my accounts and bankers- Sure, I can check my accounts online, but if there's an issue I have to actually get in my car and go somewhere to work it out. Bummer.
6. Seniority- I will miss being lead teller and all the perks that come with that. A new job means I start at the bottom of the totem pole again.
7. The morning hour when the drive through is open, but the lobby is closed- This meant an hour when I got to eat breakfast and read my book in between helping a rare customer here and there. An hour of peaceful reading. Farewell.
8. A reason to get ready- I was forced to overcome my laziness and actually get dressed and do my hair and makeup.
9. A few nice regular customers- Thelma, Tom, Barbara, Ernest, and Kermit (yes, his actual name). This list is small. I'm surprised there even was a list. These people should consider themselves lucky.
10. Maternity leave- I'll never get paid to have a baby again.
11. The feeling of accomplishment- I knew what I was doing and I was good at it. I had a measure for my success. This will truly be missed.
Now what I definitely won't miss. I hope this list won't get out of control.
1. Five hours of my day with my kids and taking care of my home, lost.
2. Customers- They are horrible horrible people. Rude, lazy, inconsiderate, and impatient. Look at yourself. You are a customer. Resolve to be better.
3. Handling money- It's dirty and gross and annoying to count over and over and over again.
4. Having to wake up and get ready- Now when my baby cries I can get up in my pajamas...and stay that way the whole day. It's pretty inconvenient when something comes up so I actually have to get ready.
5. Trying to kill time- Man it stinks when it's slow and I've read through all my magazines and done all my crossword puzzles.
6. Chase politics- Not once did I get a review of "Exceeds Expectations" and a nice raise even though I deserved one. And it was all because of Chase politics. Stupid.
7. Monday morning night drop- All weekend, businesses drop bags full of checks and money we had to count and process on Monday while also helping a flood of customers. It was a nightmare. On Sunday nights when I realize I don't have to work the next day anymore, I suddenly feel SO happy!
8. The blame- No, it's not my fault. No, I didn't steal your money. Yes, I did it right. No, I'm not trying to make things difficult. Sure, I'll get my manager, but he'll just tell you the same thing I did. I didn't come up with this fee, I just have to tell you about it and have you yell at me. My bad.
9. Drama- Working with a lot of girls can be scary sometimes.
10. Audits- Why are they scheduled at the most inconvenient time?!
11. Customers- Did I say this already? It's amazing how many people stand in line and complain about waiting, but don't have their slips ready and couldn't get them ready while they were waiting. Be patient, be ready, and shower. How many foul smelling people must I encounter in one day? Oh, and being rude does not make me want to help you out any. Just so you know.
12. Customers- Just thought I'd reiterate.
So here's to my just-ended-part-time-teller job. Cheer!
Now onto the hardest but most rewarding part of my life. Looking forward to it!
5 years ago