Well I have all my presentations done with and all classes pretty much over except for one that we have to turn in a written report after our presentation. So far from the way it feels out of the 3 groups for my Marketing Problems class my group did 2nd best as there was one group that blew the socks off everyone else... :/ At least ours was pretty good and our company rep liked our presentation. I do have good feelings about this class.

So far I think I have 2 A's. This class would make it 3 and I so want to end this semester with all A's. ;)

Tonight I go out to see The Golden Compass with friends. Then after movie I do some other writing on the report and then send that off. Good news is my schedule next week got changed so I can attend graduation. ^_^

Have fun everyone... Oh and go see this movie, and if possible see Stardust!
Well I'm here at school between my first and second classes. I am going to be meeting up with a fur-friend who is going to UNT as well for some food. Most likely we're gonna go to one of the Thai/Oriental places right close to campus that is within walking distance. I do know that my first class Business Policy is going to be a demanding class as it is the 'Exiting ' class that is to be taken in the final semester. I'm going to see about buying books online possibly at half.com or something, but may try purchasing just the book for this class right out as an assignment is due 9/4 right after getting back from MFM.

Last night had my brother over. Went over some design aspects and gamed some. The game Bioshock is real neat and as I'm not the greatest FPS person I was content to watch my brother play while chatting with some good friends, and comforting one that particularly had a bad day of work. Other than that, not much here, just need to make sure to buy books.

In any case I'm going to sign off, you all take care and I'm gonna go eat with my friend.
khyle: (Default)
( Apr. 15th, 2007 04:17 pm)
Well my older brother's birthday is today but my family celebrated it last night. After work I went home, picked up my twin and headed to my parent's. We had an awesome dinner and watched the new James Bond movie Casino Royale. We gave our older brother a very cool and funny card and before going home I did show off my new glowy toys. Everyone was pretty impressed including my older brother. ^_^ He can at times be hard to impress so I'm happy there. I do want to learn more tricks though and continue with this hobby. It's good aerobic exercise on top of just being fun.

Today been waiting for some class mates to get back with me via e-mail to work on and finish up a presentation that is due on Tuesday. I'm not looking forward to tomorrow as I work a 10hr. Day... I have my schedule for the week after this.

School is almost over for this semester... I'm gonna get with an academic advisor and work on getting things to finish next semester. I may see about possibly taking a course or two over the summer I don't know. If I stay with my current job I'm not going to go back to full time status any time soon though.

Still annoyed with some online stuff and whatnot but *shrugs* eh... Not gonna let that bog me down.
khyle: (Arf and Stuff!)
( Mar. 29th, 2007 01:15 pm)
I just want to thank you all for your support, advice, caring, and everything... I'm sorry about the last post I was just kinda getting things off my chest. I'm a lot better. I'm not really down or totally depressed, though another friend of mine seems to be very down in the dumps. I'm not going to name names, but I was trying to help lift his spirits. He's been very down and depressed. Dealing with many things that I am not going into. *sighs* I really wish he wasn't thinking so negatively. I understand being alone and all, but I guess I've gotten past the co-dependency phase of things. Per my previous post yea I've been dealing a number of things. I'm very worried about my friend, though feel very helpless as there really isn't much that I can do to help. :/ My thoughts are with him though and hoping that things look up for him. *sighs*

School's been ok for the most part, just been dealing with some group stuff. My CRM class (Customer Relationship Management) has been one of the classes I'm most worried about. I hope to make a B in all my classes, and a few A's. I am really hoping not to make any C's, but my CRM class is the only class I'm a little worried on. I feel we can turn things around though with it.

I can't wait for this semester to be over... I'm still contemplating staying at my current job and sticking with remaining completely part time or what I should do as with wanting to go to AC getting a new job now and other things may impact vacation time and whatnot... *grumbles* Lotsa decisions...
Well yesterday I actually took the midterm during the day and after the test I spent lunch with some school friends of mine from school at an oriental place called the Oriental Garden that is right off campus. One of my friends is in my 5pm class and was just giving me his assignment as he didn’t want to be there today since our spring break is this coming week and he wanted to start it early. After school though, ate Thai food with my brother and roomie and did pick up Wii Play as well as Casino Royale. The great food and mood of yesterday was destroyed by things today though... Work does it again!!!. :/ *grumbles*

Work’s getting annoying yet again… I have next week’s schedule and have been going round and round with the new lady doing schedules and I’m being worked 39hrs. Next week. The legal “maximum” they can work me is right at that but I told them from the beginning that this had better not be a regular thing. Hell recently I had a 38hr. schedule and whatnot… I thought we were getting in more regular hires and the overtime situation for our full time people would go down, but nothing ever seems to go that way. I really don’t want to quit… I’m gonna try my best and stick it out till the end of this semester, but I hate having to battle with the schedulers… I shouldn’t have to…

Here is my tentative schedule for next week, though I hope to get it changed here real soon.

  • Sunday: 2:00pm – 10:30 (Full 8hr. day 2brks. & 30min. lunch)

  • Monday: 6:45am – 3:15pm (Full 8hr. day 2brks. & 30min. lunch)

  • Tuesday: OFF

  • Wednesday: 7:15am – 12:15pm (1 - 30min. break)

  • Thursday: OFF

  • Friday: 7:15am – 1:15pm (1 - 30min. break)

  • Saturday: 9:00am – 5:30pm (Full 8hr. day 2brks. & 30min. lunch)

This schedule is absolutely ludicrous… I’ve never had one this horrible. It’s “technically” not 40hrs. only because they subtracted lunch from Wednesday/Friday. They’re also trying to have me work 2hrs. OT this Saturday and didn’t give me 36hrs. Notice and I’m making sure I have stuff planned after 5:30 or just going to make sure I get off at that time… I’m not gonna do anything helpful for this company as they continually seem to try to screw me over schedule wise. *grumbles* Just a little longer and some more part timers will be on the floor, but this is still ridiculous.
    EDIT: I got my schedule fixed and not working 39 hours, but man it was almost like pulling teeth. That and here at work they're wanting us to try to sell services as well as do tech support...
I'm drinking an awesome smoothie and listening to live jazz at the moment in our college's student union building while about to go to my next class and all I have to say is that they are pretty durn good. I just got out of my first class at 9:30 and am very happy about how things are going in that class.

Last night I got with my group in my Buyer Behavior class around 9:00pm after getting with another group in my Advertising Management class. We were having a brain storming session for our group project in another class as well as studying for the mid-term. What I do have to say here is that I have very good feelings about most all of my classes, even with one my CRM (Customer Relationship Management) that I felt a little shaky on is starting to come along.

With my buyer behavior class though I took the mid-term for it in that previous post and we got the test back. I didn't do as well as I had hoped, but with everything else in the class and talking with the professor I am still in the range of getting an A in the class. We worked till like 11pm last night on our group presentation and report and after all of us working and pulling this together it seems we did an EXCELLENT job on the presentation and report, the professor didn't nit-pick us on our presentation like the other groups presenting and was thoroughly impressed with us! ^_^ I am like totally psyched because in talking with our professor after class he was saying that we really pulled together well and stuff.

Well I'm off to my next class and tonight I will take my Advertising Management mid-term. I feel I'll do great on it after that study session last night.
khyle: (Default)
( Mar. 14th, 2007 11:30 am)
Well I bought more games for my Wii, but what I really want is Wii Play to get an extra wiimote, but seems that game is as scarce as getting a system. Heck just buying a wiimote by itself is not an easy task as they are hard to find too. I personally feel Sony is going to be the one to fail here in this console ware as no one can seem to keep enough Wii's in stock and stuff. So now I have a decent amount of games, though I do plan on getting a couple games just for parties like Rayman, and Wario, but since I've played both those before over at other's places I haven't picked them up. I'm gonna wait for the price to go down.

I think I did fine on my midterm yesterday and I'm taking another midterm today after work with my group for a different class. I'm also going to be creating a power point presentation for the class that I just had my midterm in yesterday. Got a few things to do after work today. Once I'm done I got something for my Professional Development class that is easy but wanna get this taken care of first.

Other than that? *shrugs* Nothing much... I haven't been online much. I've just kinda been avoidant of online. I've also just been busy with school. Hell Monday night I pulled almost an all nighter studying and working on my CRM group project. I dun wanna pull one of those again very soon. I got a decent amount of sleep last night though. I may not be able to work out today, but school is more important than one workout.

Well enough of my fingers flapping... Talk at you all laters.
khyle: (Default)
( Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:05 pm)
I didn't know about a movie meet for this weekend and didn't plan on going. Today I was given off from work and truth be told I'm getting very annoyed at the place. I personally think I'm going to wait till after this semester and then I'm going to quit. They've paid for this semester so I want to stay at least that long. I want to then find just a part time job and deal with less stress. I don't care if I can't go back to Verizon I really want my life back. I've worked full time and gone to school and whatnot, but this job really does take the cake. It used to be so much better when I first started. They're so badly micromanaging things it isn't even funny. I don't know where I'll go from here but after getting my degree it'll be much better I hope anyway.

Still been dealing with some stuff... *sighs* I really wonder at times about myself. What kind of person I am, where I want to be, who I want to be with and all that jazz. I'm just very unsure of things...

Enough silliness... Here is my schedule for next week.
    3/4 - 3/10
  • Sunday: 9:00am - 5:30pm (Full 8hr. day 2brks. & 30min. lunch)

  • Monday: 7:15am - 1:15pm (1 - 15min. break)

  • Tuesday: OFF

  • Wednesday: 7:15am - 1:15pm (1 - 15min. break)

  • Thursday: OFF

  • Friday: 7:15am - 5:45pm (Full 8hr. day 2brks. & 30min. lunch) + 2hrs. OT 10hr. day

  • Saturday: 7:15am - 3:45pm (Full 8hr. day 2brks. & 30min. lunch)
    EDIT: P.S. They added 2hrs onto my Friday... I'm still "legally" under the limit for part time. I'm workin 38hrs. this week... The legal maximum here in Texas they can work me is 39.5 hours. I wonder if there is anything I can do to say... "Hey I can't work over this many hours" or something like that... *grumbles* I'm thinking highly though on leaving after this semester as there are some other stupid things that this job is doing... They are so micromanaging the hell out of the workers and the morale of all the employees is going down the toilet.
Oh and here is a little treat behind a cut. Read more... )
*chuckles* Interestingly enough that is what my friend [livejournal.com profile] teirandragon stated to me during our usual Tuesday night meets over at his and [livejournal.com profile] fuzzwolf's place just this past Tuesday. Making an analogy of my life. I've never watched much of the show, but from his description of me and my life being a little like Ross... Well... *shrugs and chuckles* He can have his opinion, though it is funny which is why I felt like mentioning it here. He and I talked a nice bit away from the regular goings on as we tend to here and there. Though at times he likes to play his online MMORPG crack (City of Heroes/Villans & World of Warcraft), and was just talking to him some while he was gaming. The meet was nice and all and even [livejournal.com profile] loiosh_de_talto was there which was a nice suprise as the last I saw him at one of those meets was a while back, though he was at the NYE party. It was a lot of fun, though I think my brother probably has already started college and that was why he wasn't able to come. I'm gonna be posting my school schedule and today am going to be on my first break trying to get that all sorted and the Letter of Credit issue with the Verison Tuition Assistance Program.

Yesterday talked some with one of my managers and also the head over scheduling and things look to be pretty good. I'm gonna be switching to part time and there is going to be a change in my benefits unfortunately, but that is a small price to pay. Heck I'd be willing to pay for my benefits as currently they've been "free" as in since starting I've never had any deductions out of my paycheck for health, vision, or dental insurance. So technically that has been almost like a pay bonus in and of itself working here with Verizon. Now on to the part time thing... It looks like by April they will be offering other part time positions so I won't be the only one and the good thing is that I'll be the highest seniority person in that pool of schedules so I should get my days off... Now my hours on the other days is what I'm worried about, but I gotta take the good with the bad. *shrugs* Nothing much I can do there.

I'm not happy with coming in today @ 7:30am and getting off @ 6pm. These 10hr. days at least are going to stop soon and will be dealing with college and stuff. Once I get off work today though it'll be off to Scuba Toys for a dive hood before I get home... I also bought some new slip on shoes and some spray-in conditioner from Aussie as with long hair and the fursuit I found that others with long hair use spray conditioner so that's what I'll need. I also recently received in the mail a new G-Shock watch as my previous one got busted when I was in Virginia last October, and stolen while at work... I'm currently waiting for some sock poi I bought off E-Bay and some glowing sock poi from Home of Poi, and glowsticks from Extremeglow.com.
Well I looked at college and scheduling and looks like I can consolidate all my classes for Tuesday/Thursday for this semester. I am going to talk once again with the manager over RMG and scheduling and see about dropping to part time and what can be done about the overtime situation. I may be working a lot of 6pm - 10pm shifts, or they would stick me in "where they need me" which would be annoying, but as long as I get Tuesday/Thursday off and am working less than I am right now that would be fine and I would keep my tenure with Verizon. I know people are wanting me to just up and quit, and if things don't go right I definitely will. I just would like to keep a very good paying job, drop my hours and still go to school.

RMG has done it once again though in screwing up schedules... This week my schedule is as follows.

  • Thursday: 3:00pm - 1:30am (1/2hr. lunch & 2hr. OT)

  • Friday: OFF

  • Saturday: 9:15am - 7:45pm (1/2hr. lunch & 2hr. OT)
I am also thinking of going to the "doctor" and getting a "doctor's note" to see about getting out of mandatory OT as I know others have for some medical reasons, and others I think not so... I will see how a couple weeks of part time go, especially after FC and then if needs be will quit, but I may quit sooner depending on things after getting with the manager over RMG here.
Sometimes I pride myself on being able to remember things, but for the past couple days and stuff I've just been quite scatterbrained. I think some of it definitely has to be some of the stress I've been under and whatnot... *sighs* I feel like the saying "If my head wasn't screwed on" :P *chuckles slightly*

I left my binder here at work as I've been trying to read and study between calls, emphasis on the word trying... We've still been quite busy which has been a pain and made it hard to do anything between calls as there isn't much time. If we stay in "call work" (so as to not take another call after a call ends) longer than 2minutes between calls we get people messaging us and other things of that nature to get out of call work to take another call. This job has slowly been degrading from really giving customers great service, to things almost like my previous job at Telvista. I'm not the only one who's talking like that... The whole floor's morale is in the pits and it seems no one really cares which is the sucky thing. I'm usually suppoed to be off Sun/Mon, and have to work straight through to Wednesday... :/

I've not been feeling the best in general and have been a little down witht hings outside of work... Some yea my voice and being a little "sickish", but I am not gonna go into great details. I try to keep my journal as drama free as possible. Don't worry it's nothing life threatening or whatnot...

In any case everyone have Happy Holidays and don't kill yourself with holiday shopping and stuff! (Oh and new lj icon!)

P.S. I also forgot to mention a happy b-day to my roomie Bob/Charger, we celebrated it on Friday as I got us both a nice dinner and we watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (though if I had remembered my binder I would've been studying that night). :P
Well next week's schedules got changed... Suprise, suprise... *grumbles* We have 2hrs of OT every single day... One hour before shift and 1hr. after... So I'm at work every day 8:45am - 7:15pm. I'm also working like a total of 8days straight without a day off because of the days off change...*growls* We've been hiring like crazy and still not been able to get any kind of relief in the OT area... We've been going on mandatory OT for about 6months straight. The floor morale is so low, and I hear lots of muttering about people thinking about quitting. Hell I'm one of them. I'm wanting to go to part time so as to cut down on the number of hours I am here as I don't really "need" the money and have a whole lot saved...

I want to finish school. Yea Verizon is willing to pay for school, but without an actual schedule to go to school it's like an "indian gift"... Supervisors have been saying "well take online classes", and I have taken the only two that I can at UNT. I been given some options and have thought about taking classes at University of Phoenix, but another friend of mine is suggesting another online college, though they don't have a marketing degree... *sighs* I just want my batchelor's over and done with... Have one less thing hanging over me and holding me back.

I'm also trying to find some gift cards I purchased the other day and am having a hard time finding them... *grubmles* Well when I get home it's hunting time. :/

Oh yes and a very happy whelp day to [livejournal.com profile] a_husky! :P Hope you have a fun one dawg. I also wish a belated b-day to [livejournal.com profile] keihound! :)


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