A Day in the Life

23 Jun

Here is a peak into my daily life.

“Where do you work?” and “What’s your position at the company?”  are two common questions I get.  I enjoy telling people about what I do, especially when they are familiar with a small, family-owned company, and the joys and struggles as such.

7:15 alarm goes off

7:30/7:40 I finally get up (I’m a night owl 🙂  (*I’m writing this post at 11:31pm)

Get ready, and get to work by 8:30

8:30 Turn on phones

8:45 Get coffee in the breakroom (make a mental note to make coffee at home that tastes like coffee and not someone’s half-baked, too-much-coffee-grounds attempt at making coffee.)

9:00 Finish processing orders that came through online from Ebay, Amazon and our other websites since yesterday.

9:30 Read customer inquiries and reply with quotes, answers to questions, etc.

10:00 (Is it break time yet?!?)

10:30 Answer phone calls in between writing up Purchase Orders and distributing the mail.

11:00 Morning Break – (20 min) read a book, walk outside, call someone in my family to chat

12:00 Paperwork, log repairs, returns and sending tracking numbers

12:30 Lunchtime!  Fruit and or veggies, pizza, or macaroni, or cold cut sandwich.  Or leftovers.  Or something haphazardly thrown together…just being honest here.

1:00 Lunch was good, do I need coffee to avoid a food coma?

1:30 Answer phones, work on the Bill of Materials for our new products

2:30 Proof read literature before being sent to a printer and (fingers-crossed) hope the edits I made get put into the print.

3:00 Hour of Divine Mercy – The Hour Jesus died, and the hour in which he gives us extra special graces to grow in love of neighbor and love of self “Jesus, I trust in you!”

3:05 Breaktime – read or take a walk outside.

3:30 Wistfully wish that I could move my desk outside where it’s hot and sunny

4:00 Get invoices from shipping, fold and seal them to mail out tomorrow

4:10 Gooollly man, this BOM (Bill of Materials) is a bear!!  (Tell myself, “Keep going, little Engine!”)

4:15 Send rest of tracking numbers for orders that were sent today, and hammer out some more of the BOM.

4:30 Make sure that purchasing is done for the day

4:45 Tidy my desk and start putting files away

4:50 Check status of returns and repairs and log data on a spreadsheet

5:00 Turn off the phones and go home.

5:20/5:25 Get home

6:30/6:45 Finish eating dinner and wonder how an hour and a half just went by.

7:10 Anything from doing the dishes, taking out the trash, mowing the grass, procrastinating paying bills, going to a dance lesson, texting friends, hanging out with my sisters, or wishing I had more time in the day.

8:30 Laundry, hanging out at the house

11:57 Bedtime.

Oops, almost forgot my prayers.

Ask God to forgive me for my sins, ask His help improving tomorrow and thank Him for His many blessings.

Goodnight!!! …..Rinse and repeat.

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One Response to “A Day in the Life”

  1. LauraMarieForLife June 24, 2015 at 12:45 am #

    Ooh, that’s so fun to hear about what you do! What do you enjoy most about your job?

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