Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Moving On Up.....

Well, today my blog post is all about me!!!

Thats right .... I want to talk a bit about myself and my plans...lol..or lack of plans for the summer.

A few weeks ago I applied for a Supervisor's position, not expecting to get it - I was right I did not but to my surprise I was offered a temporary one for 9 weeks for the summer but that meant I could not take any vacation time as I was filling in for someone going on a vacation.

I was thrilled and took it. I am nervous but looking forward to the challenges this position presents... I am a correctional officer at our provincial correctional center that houses from 100 - 140 inmates on the weekends.

I work out of a unit that is called Medium and houses 27 inmates. I will be supervising that unit but on evenings and some days I will be supervising the whole building. That is where the real challenge comes in - we deal with weekend inmates, remand inmates, sentenced inmates and ones the police take to our back door. I have had the occasion to fill in on a shift once in awhile but nothing like I am facing now and of course due to the vacations of permanent staff I will also be dealing with a lot of casual staff.

This will give me the opportunity to decide if I want to apply for this position in the future. We have 3 supervisors retiring in the next few years and that will be the last until after I retire.

This also means I will not be working any nights nor weekends! Not sure if I would like this or not - I do like to work my nights as you all know...lol...when will I ever have the chance to sew!

27 comments:

bountyofbeads said...

Congratulations on the job op for this summer. I would not want your job for anything. Good luck and stay safe.

Glitterbird Glamour said...

It's tough to make those life balance choices!

cluttfring said...

Granny, you can do it....I also work in corrections (in Corporate) and visited 2 facilites last week...and considering how well you have mentored me....you can do it....good luck

Susie Tenzer said...

Congratulations & good luck! It sounds challenging but I'll bet you'll do well & learn a lot.

Linda B said...

Congratulations. G-d knows what's good for us. You'll do great.

myminimocs said...

oh Mona congrats on the temp position! you're right it is a wonderful way to test the water before jumping right in. i pray all goes well and helps you to make the decisions that will be fulfilling for you!!! hugs!

Over The Moon Gifts said...

Congrats on the temp position, now you can find out if you like it before getting in too deep!

CalliopeCreations said...

Wow! That is really big news. What a wonderful opportunity to "try on" the position and see if it fits.

I'm sure you can do anything you put your mind to.

You go girl!

ElfRenee said...

Sounds exciting! Good luck!

Elemenopie Designs said...

Congratulations on your summer experience - and best of luck to you in the future! :D

bloomandbling said...

Congrats! You can still sew when you get home...it'll just be at a different time :) I'm personally up until all hours getting stuff done (with the 4 kiddos all home for the summer I get NOTHING done during the day when they're all awake), so I know it's possible.

Jill Q said...

This temp position will be a perfect opportunity to see if this Supervisor stuff will be something you'd like to do on a permanent basis. All I can say is the inmates are very lucky to have a sweet, caring person like you to watch over themღ

Crimson Hill Soaps and Scents said...

Aw, congrats!!!! That you were noticed for a new role is a testimony to your great work ethic, personality and I bet your sense of humor too;)

Crystal Eldoradosoap said...

Sounds exciting congratulations!

Charlene said...

Sounds like a great opportunity to see if you really like it. Enjoy!

MoanasUniqueDesigns said...

Change can be exciting and a little scary at the same time. Getting the temporary position may have been a God send. It will give you a chance to see if it's right for you and your family, before a permanent change. I'd never do what you do, be safe!

Katie - ToyStoryNutty said...

Congrats on getting the job...even if it is only for 9 weeks. I had NO IDEA that you were a corrections officer. My prayers are with you as it takes a VERY special person to do that. Good luck in these next few weeks as you make some changes.

nangatesdesigns said...

Congratulations on this opportunity! I hope it is something that you will enjoy - good luck!

galla15 said...

That is wonderful! It is scary to have change but exciting too! My sister is a probation officer so I can relate to what you are doing ;) Yeah for no nights and weekends!!!

BijiBijoux said...

My best wishes on your temp position and hopefully this will let you know more about if you want this position or not. They are lucky to have you there:)

magdamagda said...

wishing you good luck with the challenges of the new job!

Sea Flower Studios said...

What a great thing you get to "test drive" the job to see if it's something you want to do full time in the future! Congrats!

Sea Flower Studios said...

What a great thing you get to "test drive" the job to see if it's something you want to do full time in the future! Congrats!

Simply Divine Creations said...

What a wonderful opportunity! It takes a special person to do the job you do. You can do it so not to worry. Peace and Blessings Granny, you'll be fine.

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations Mona! It's wonderful that you'll be able to work in the position to see if it's something you want to pursue in the future! Wishing you all the best!

CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

Congrats on the temp position Mona! How wonderful to be able to try out the position before you make a permanent decision int he future.
Wishing you nothing but the best Mona!

MountainsideCrochet said...

Mona, the best job I ever had during my working career was FIRST done for a month as a 'temp'. Working 'temp' is the BEST way to learn whether or not a job is for YOU. I loved this job and as soon as it became available full-time I applied, and since I already 'knew' the job -- and the people -- and they knew I could DO the job -- I was chosen over other candidates. I loved it. Good luck with your decision.

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