Okay, so I need to write a real post! This is me doing that.....now...
I don't post much here, so I guess this will show (whoever reads this) a little about me and what I do for a job as of now.
So I recently got (another) part time job at a small airport, and to my surprise, I'm really enjoying it so far! Let me give you an idea of my schedule and what I do on a daily basis:
I go in from 4:45 am until 7:45am 3 days a week (Sunday, Monday, and Friday), and I also work from 3pm-6pm 3 days a week (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday).
My duties include the following: Checking people in on the computers/helping them check themselves in on the kiosks, loading luggage, deicing the planes, marshaling planes in and out of the airport, etc etc
This does not sound like a very exciting or glamorous job, and it isn't. But I've really surprised myself by having a good time with it so far! I think I like it so much because it is so different from any other job I've ever had. My other part time job is working at a grocery store, and I've been there for six years (), and to be perfectly honest, I like the airport better. It has a much smaller staff, so I know everyone I work with, whereas the grocery store is one of the biggest in the state, and we employ almost 400 people. It's annoying, because almost every time I go into work, there is someone brand new. It's tough keeping up with all the new people! At the airport, it's like a little family, and I like that feeling.
I also feel like this new job is building character, and muscles at the same time! Seriously, after lifting heavy bags (some up to 70 lbs ) into the cargo bin of a plane, or trying to put a giant engine cover on a propeller plane, I better be putting some muscle on my scrawny arms! I am doing something way outside of my comfort zone, and I feel like it's making me a better person. I already have some funny/crazy stories from this job too, like the time we got the deicing tower stuck in the snow, and we had to use another tug to literally push it backwards out of the drift. Or the time one of the planes didn't call in range 15 minutes beforehand, and all of a sudden there was an aircraft landing. That one was actually a little stressful... oh well
However, even with all the hard work, the benefits are SA-WEET! Free and unlimited travel in the US, and super cheap international travel is really nice. Plus, those benefits extend to my husband, and I have two really good friends who work with me at the airport, so the possibility for trips is endless! I'm also eligible for health insurance even as a part time worker. NICE!
Ok, this is turning into a Rambleasaurus. Anyway, moral of the story, hard manual labor is making me feel happy and accomplished (though the benefits make the deal extra sweet). I never thought I'd hear myself saying that. And I'm actually getting used to going in to work at 4:45 in the morning. REALLY never though I'd hear myself saying THAT.
This blog feels kinda choppy and not super well written, but I'm going to leave it as is. Its my first attempt at blogging in a while, so I just need to post it! I will get better with time!