Thursday, February 13, 2014
How the New Job is Going
This is the first job I've had that I say I love. I've had jobs I really liked, and jobs that suited me, but this is the first one that makes me feel useful and needed.
I'm sure everyone has worked for some company where the managers insist that you are joining their family when hired. This is the only one where I felt like my co-workers could be like family. It is a very small office, only four of us (right now. The business is going to expand and then I suspect we'll get more people.) Everyone is kind, helpful, and generous.
My job is pretty easy. I give massages to patients before they see the chiropractor for an adjustment. Most of my patients are nice. Dr. Mike has shown me the difference in people before and after a massage. He showed me how the muscles are more flexible. I know I am really helping people.
I have a very long lunch break- four hours. We are open from 10am until 1pm, then we close and reopen at 4 until 7. I'm trying hard to enjoy myself during that time. On the first day, I went to a bookstore. I found lots of things I couldn't live without, so I promised the owner I would come back.
On my second lunch break, I went to West Point Lake. I ate beside the water. Then I took some pictures and picked up shells. I had never seen the spiral shaped shells before. Will says they are fresh water snails and they are rarely found in the Tallapoosa River. After shell gathering, I did a little sewing, then I read. When I got back to the office, I felt rested and recharged. All lunch breaks should make you feel better. I think it should be the law.