Thursday, March 3, 2016

I Got The Building!!

I heard back from the library..(One of the buildings that I had put a bid on).
Today they are going to give my previous employer notice that they want to cancel with them. They never had an actual contract with them. They are going off the original contract. 
It's a 30 day notice, so it will be a bit before I actually get started. Money wise, it will be a little bit of a struggle but I'll do it somehow. They did ask if I could start sooner if they see that the cleaning goes downhill. That happens sometimes when service has been cancelled. They no longer care about the quality of work..We'll see what happens..

I am excited to have at least one of the buildings!! It pays $2,000.00 a month.
5 days a week. Monday thru Thursday and then Saturday. My son and I can do it in about 4 hours so that's not too bad.

omg..I have such a toothache.....ouch!!! I took an aspirin. I hope it kicks in soon..I want to cry...:( 

Be back later....

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Feeling lazy!!

Not working has made me feel lazy..I always say I'm going to be more productive than I was the day before..lol..It doesn't always happen!

I am still waiting to hear back on the two proposals that I sent in. One of the building managers did email me to ask if I would be onsite while the cleaning is done. I assured her that I would be doing one of the runs myself and would have two additional cleaners with me. 
Still keeping my fingers crossed:)

The 3rd proposal is on hold for a few days. That contract consists of 4 different buildings with different things being done on different days, so I decided to do  a rough draft. I sent it to my contact for her to approve or add too if I forgot something. 
I'm still waiting to hear back from her..

I may spend some time looking on Craigs list to see if there are any jobs I may be interested in. If I find something, I may abandon my idea of having my own business..We'll see how it plays out. 

I need to find other things to do in my life. I am thinking of going back to school..but really want to wait until I know what my work situation is going to be. I can't really commit to a school schedule until I know what hours I will be working. I would like to take some business courses. 

I would like to do some volunteer work also. We have a Fischer house opening in my area soon. That is a very worthy cause and I wouldn't mind being involved with them.

Not much else is new. Just waiting...lol...

I'll be back soon:)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The waiting game!!

I've done two proposals...So now the waiting game begins.
I have one more to do. It's going to take me a bit of time because the location has multiple buildings. AND I have to try to remember what we have been doing in each of them.

I fear that with these being my first attempt at something like this, it may not appear as professional as someone that has been doing it for years.
I am hoping that the main thing is that they know me and know my work. I have always responded to their emails asap. I have taken care of any concerns that they have had quickly. 

I am leaving it in Gods hands. If this isn't the path for me, I will go to plan B!!

My daughter and I are going to Chicago on Saturday. We are attending a benefit for one of the Marine moms husband. He has a very aggressive form of ALS...They are such a loving family. He was diagnosed about two years ago. He can no longer walk or talk on his own. He has a machine that lets him type to talk.
Of course, he is no longer working so that falls directly on her shoulders.
The benefit will help them get a van and or help pay medical bills..I feel so badly for them.
They have two children. One in the Marines and one in college..

We're going to stay at a hotel with a pool so we can have some down time while there..I'm looking forward to relaxing without giving any thought to the stress of trying to figure out what I am going to do about a job..lol....

Well, I guess that's about it for now....
Have a great week-end!!

Love you J!!! Miss you forever!!!   

Sunday, February 21, 2016

It's been a while.....


I received a comment on my blog..It made my day.
I stopped getting comments right about the time that my handsome grandson died..Just when I needed support. I couldn't figure it out. Then someone finally told me that my blog wasn't showing up. I don't know why that happened and I certainly didn't know how to fix it. Believe me, I tried.

The latest news is: I quit my job. On Valentines day..lol..like breaking up with a very horrible boyfriend. It is one week today. I do NOT regret my decision to leave that position. It was getting worse by the day.

My sister in law and my daughter both told me that it was against the law for my employer to have me (and other managers) working up to 12-14 hours a day without compensating us for the extra hours. He was using the umbrella of "salary" as a way not to. The issue came when I discovered that they could only do that if we were working in the capacity of our job description. As a manager. 90 % of our time was being spent cleaning.
When I went to him about this, he of course, tried to say that there was a grey area..uh, yeah, sure Scott. Then he sent me to the lady in HR. She said they were working on a solution. Well, I gave them two weeks and the only thing that changed was we were working even longer and harder hours..

So, now my goal is to start my own business..I will only take on a couple of buildings. That way I can do the cleaning with the help of one or two cleaners.  I won't have to worry if the job is done right. I won't have to go over someones work because it is not up to standards. I won't have to be out all night covering jobs that someone did not show up for..

I do have a couple of contacts at buildings my old boss originally had show interest in having me take over their buildings. They have worked with me as a manager and cleaner for years. They like my work, they like the fact that I get back to them asap...So, we shall see what happens. 

If worse comes to worse, I will take a job working for someone else.  But NOT as a manager. lol..

Today I reserved our room for our trip to D.C. in May. We get a decent rate because we will be there with the TAPS organization. It is such a beautiful organization. We went last year for the first time. It's a time of healing and realizing that as hard as it was for me to lose my handsome grandson, there were kids there that lost their fathers and mothers. There were little ones there that NEVER met their parents before they lost them.
It shows in a very personal way what military families go through..
I look forward to some of the seminars too..

I need to accomplish something today..lol..I did such a good job getting my paperwork filed away..Except for that one little pile..lol..today is the day that I finish that job!!!

Have a great week,
Sheri