Wednesday I turned in my letter of resignation to the post office with the intent of my final day being Monday. Unfortunately, the postal truck must have had a grudge against me and decided to give me an injury to my elbow today and the doc’s at the urgent care said it needs rest for at least a week and a brace to help. Tendinitis and elbow strain from the sliding truck door lock sticking. It’s disappointing to me because I don’t like not fulfilling my commitments but at the same time, I’m not entirely unhappy because I get to relax tomorrow and Sunday instead of be there before 7am and come home at 6pm, exhausted and stressed. Had I held a career position that was full time with benefits, I would have fought through it all to stay. I liked every person I worked with in the post office and have not one negative word to say about them. They were all very supportive, friendly and helpful. The postmaster stated I was well liked and would happily take me back if i were to apply again for a position with them.
My new employer is The UPS Store. The hours will be just about full time. Its an inside job not working in the weather. Benefits after a few months and never any hours on Sunday. I will work an occasional Saturday (one a month, maybe two) but the owner and manager both know about my SCA hobby and know I have teenage boys and they understand I need weekends on occasion. Most of my hours will be during the week. This makes me happy. Ryan too. This weekend I will get some gentle arting done. Art that will minimize the arm lifting/bending. Must remember to turn off my early bird weekend alarm….or delete it completely.
Just another page in my book of life…the rest is still unwritten. (yes, I quoted a song..no groaning.) 😉