Friday, November 20, 2015

Gainfully Employed - Again!

If you've read my blog before, you are aware that I am very proud of the fact that I retired from the U.S. Coast Guard (in 1992).  You may also be aware that as of May 1st, of this year, I retired from Mississippi.  I've enjoyed the glut of free time I've had by spending time with my wife and taking care of tasks around the homestead.  However,  I have worked, at least part time since I was in school, since I was 10 years old.   I just turned 60 in April want found myself wanting a part time position that would not be too taxing and still allow me the lion's share of the week to myself.
Well, I found such a position 5 to 6 weeks ago and applied for it.  The job is a shuttle driver of Oktibbeha County Hospital.  It entails cruising the parking lot (2 days a week, when the other driver is off) and taking patrons that desire transport to and from the hospital entrance.  As it is a very public position, they were required to accept applications for a couple of weeks, go through said applications, and then check references and do background checks on the half dozen or so that would be interviewed.  After I was interviewed, I had to give a sample and be fingerprinted.  This being the last hurdle before being officially offered the position. 
Well, about 15 minutes OCH called me and said my samples and prints came back with the official "okie dokie", and I was hired.  The last thing is to go in Monday, fill out the paperwork, and get photographed for my employee badge.  There is an orientation I have to go to on the 30th, but I will be an employee then and it is required of all new hires.
Anyway, just wanted to share the news.  SHS playoff game tonight at Clinton.  Go Jackets! !
Everyone have a great day!  I will!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so very proud of you, sweeterpea! I know that this takes a load off your mind, allowing you to breathe freer; it's exactly what you wanted, and that's fantastic. love you