Monday, October 30, 2006

70 words a minute

Our weekend went pretty well. Instead of going to the movie Friday we ended up going on Saturday for a mantinee showing. Still cost 9 bucks though because of it being 3-D. But it was worth it. It looked great and I enjoyed listening to the 2 young girls sitting in the row infront of us and just to the right. They were cute reaching out to the objects that were right in our faces and giggling.

After the movie we went to my ex-SIL's house to help her with her computer - H Ditty is a computer geek. She was having problems with her networking but turned out he couldn't help. The company that installed her online service and network card changed the default password and the password they told her it was wasn't. He couldn't do anything for her so we came back home and caught up on some tv watching.

Sunday the Saints got their asses handed to 'em by the Ravens. It was a good thing it was trick-or-treating in my town. Our tv is in the basement so I could only listen to the game while handing out candy. I'm glad I didn't have to watch the massacre because listening was bad enough.

Today was my appointment with the employment agency. Was there for a couple hours. I got glowing recommendations from all my previous employers so that's good. I took Word, Excel, 10 Key Pad, Typing and Data Entry tests. I did really well too considering I taught myself Word and Excel. I got an 85% in Word and 73% in Excel which was better than I expected. Word was about what I expected. 10 Key said I do over 10,000 an hour. Don't remember what the data entry score was and my typing was WAY better than I thought it would be. Apparently I type 70 words a minute. And that's cold. Imagine what I do when I've been typing throughout the day and my fingers are limber.

I have no desire to be an admin assistant anymore, I want accounting work only, if I can get it. My couselor, if that's what they're called, said, "No wonder people keep wanting you to do admin work, after seeing those scores I see why." She was actually a little floored they were as good as they were after listening to me say I don't feel I'm that skilled in Word or Excel since I'm self taught and I'd rather not do them if possible.

So now I'll be going back as often as possible to basically continue my education in different softwares and work with her on looking for jobs to go interview. Tomorrow I'm back there at 10:30. GO ME!

Media quotes of the day: I was so upset when Daddy told me I had to get a job that I went shopping to calm down. - Jill Green (Rachel's sister on Friends) This is what I'd like to do but don't have a daddy to pay for it.

And this is what I hope to never have happen to me:

Eight, Bob. So that means that when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation is not to be hassled; that, and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired. - Peter Gibbons from Office Space


Anonymous said...

those are great scores, I would have tried to get you to do office work when i was still in the business. It sounds like you have a really good person that you are working with!

Katrina said...

Thanks. It seemed like they were pretty good.

Yeah, she's great so far, I really like her. Today we sat at her desk while she cold called a bunch of companies in the HVAC industry since that's the last place I worked. Of any importance that is, I'm pretty much not counting the very last place I worked. There were a few potentials, the hiring person was out of the office or unavailable (yeah right) at the time.

I'm due back in tomorrow at 9am for another go round.

dirk.mancuso said...

A FRIENDS quote.

Oh, how I love me some FRIENDS. Especially Rachel.

And an OFFICE SPACE quote too!

Oh, how I love me some OFFICE SPACE. Especially Peter.

Jennifer Aniston and Ron Livingston.


Katrina said...

I was going to use their scene where they're having lunch talking about not going back to work. I love the line, No, I'm just not going to go anymore. And her response to the Kung Fu. But those get used more than anything else I think and this one fit better.

Love, love, love both of them.