Xeroxing thru Summer

I started my summer internship at a marketing company last Wednesday, the day after I got home from college. I don’t really know what I was thinking, saying that I could start work the day after I got back except $$$$$$.

I wish I could say that I got the job all on my own, but I know one of the managers at the company, as well as two people that used to work there. I didn’t know this at the time, but my best friend’s sister-in-law works there, too! She said something to me the first day, but I just thought she was being super friendly because I didn’t know who she was, haha. Her mother works there too, and she introduced herself to me today. I was like shee! So many people! What a small world, eh? However, I almost wished I didn’t know anyone there, because every time I make a mistake I feel like I’m disappointing them. :/

The job itself is fine. It’s really boring, but it pays well – I think. I actually don’t know how much I’m making yet; they have been really unorganized about getting me into the system and getting payroll and everything set up. I didn’t even get my paperwork until the third day. It’s like I just showed up and they were like hi! Get working! I honestly have no idea what the dress code even is. I assume it is business casual but there are a lot of people that wear jeans, so I just need to ask someone if it is appropriate for me to wear jeans, too. Because that would be great!

My job is pretty simple. The company works with car dealers (like Kia, Fiat, Jaguar) and my department that I am working with works with Subaru. So Subaru sends us claims and I have to print out all the claim forms and the emails they send us. And then I scan them into a program and enter the claims into the system. And I open mail, and do other random things when we’re all caught up that my supervisor would like me to do. It’s kind of tedious, and really boring, but I’m very thankful that I have a job – and it’s not working at a movie theater!

My supervisor is very nice. She is always more than happy to answer questions or gently tells me when I’m labeling something wrong. She also makes sure I know where I’m going. Like today, I couldn’t remember where the hiring manager’s office was on a different floor, so she just walked me there.

The drive is pretty bad. I have to drive downtown and take all the busy highways. I have always smugly laughed at all the suckers that had to drive in stop-n-go traffic to get to work and back while I fly by on open highways. But now I’m a sucker stuck in traffic. :( Without traffic, it would only take me at tops, fifteen minutes. Now it takes me closer to half an hour to get there and about forty five minutes to get home. It kills me. -_- I do feel kinda cool, working downtown. Like I’m a big shot business woman, hahaha. JK. Only kinda.

I work full-time, which is nice. Andrew is staying in Kansas City all summer, so I wanted to keep busy so I would maybe not miss him so much. It’s only helping a little bit. I’m hoping to save up money so I don’t have to take out any loans for next school year, and whatever after that I’m saving for the wedding. :)

We finally picked a date! It took us a while because Andrew is studying abroad in Spain mid-June to end of July, which didn’t leave us a lot to work with. But we decided on August 8th, 2015. So excited!! :)

My eldest brother Ryan is getting married this weekend, so all of my dad’s side of the family from Pennsylvania will be coming in. It’ll be loads of fun spending time with them because they are all so crazy. Andrew is coming in for the weekend as well, so I’m really happy I get to see him soon!

Until then, however, I’ll just continue scanning and printing, scanning and printing… :P

8 thoughts on “Xeroxing thru Summer”

  1. Internships are really like that, but at least you’re making money so I envy you for that! Haha! And it’s nice that you have such a great supervisor, that makes things so much easier especially since you’re new to the company :D

    Aww you finally picked a date! I hope everything goes well and I’m so excited for you both! <3

  2. OH MY GOODNESS! You picked my birthday to tie the knot ~ I feel blessed. Because you know August is the best, jk. Lol But regardless, I’m glad you enjoy your internship and that your fiance is going to Spain is pretty awesome. Regardless, it will come quick. Everything usually does. I’m so excited for you. While you get married, I’ll be having my birthday party. Hahaha, that makes me smile a lot. Congrats again! I hope you post up pictures of the wedding when it comes. I can’t wait to see you guys!

  3. Sorry, I stumbled on your blog after blogging hopping thru Google.
    Well you are blessed to have work :) It feels good when we start earning money. It’s like we can at least buy the things we really like, and we will have total control with our finances So I guess as long as you have work that pays you fair, that is great :)

  4. I’m glad the internship is going well! That’s too bad it’s on the boring side, but at least it pays well, and it sounds like everyone is nice there :) I’ve been avoiding jobs downtown because of the bad traffic too. I still have to use a highly used highway, but I’m only stuck in the trafficky part for a short time. 30-45 minutes doesn’t sound too bad at least! It’s still under an hour :)

    Congrats on picking a date! That’s exciting :D Good luck on the wedding planning!

  5. Hopefully your internship isn’t too bad. At least you don’t have to bring work home, right? From the look of it, it’s such a small world considering how you know a lot of people there! As long as the job doesn’t make you stressed out, you’re fine. I rather take boring than stress any day of the week. I think it’s cool that you’re working for a company that deals with car dealers. I love cars so it’d be awesome to somehow be connected to them. And your job is definitely better than the theaters! Especially in this time around when all of the great movies come out.

    Congratulations to your brother on getting married! I wish them a happy and healthy marriage :). And congratulations on picking the date too! Hope the planning process is smooth! :)

  6. Congratulations on getting the job. Sometimes I don’t like knowing people at a company because, like you said, certain things that you do (such as mistakes) can look like a reflection of them. I’m sure you’ll be able to shine through on your own though.
    I’m trying to find a new job at the minute and I’ve resorted to the mindset that I don’t mind if the job is boring, as long as it pays well. I have a job now, which I love, but it doesn’t pay well and my hours have just been reduced.

    Good luck with the wedding planning. I look forward to hearing about your processes. :)

  7. Nice job with the paid internship! I wish you the best of luck as you get more experience there. I’m sure the longer you work, the more tasks you’ll do, thus more experience and connection! The drive can always be a problem, but that’s part of life I suppose. :/

    Congrats to your brother’s recent marriage, and I wish you the best of luck planning yours. Keep us posted! :)

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