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Mi Lugar de Trabajo

I have to work tomorrow and you know what? I don't really care. I mean, I care in the way that I don't like getting up at 4:30 in the morning but as far as my job goes, I really enjoy it. I miss having a job where I have absolutely no responsibility other than to myself and getting my work done quickly and accurately. Sure, it doesn't pay all that great at 12 dollars an hour but I really don't give a shit about money as long as my bills are paid and I have enough to blow on stupid shit every so often. This more than covers that requirement.

So, what do I do all day? I solder things... parts/wires, etc... onto circuit boards. I sit at a little workstation with my assortment of tools, hunched over circuit board after circuit board, carefully assembling them one after another, while jamming out to some random tune on my MP3 player. It might sound like a repetitive nightmare to most people but I really do love it. I'll take a boring job over a stressful one *any* day.

Up until recently, I only spoke to most of my co-workers in passing. You know, "buenos dias", "adios", "hasta manana"... that kinda stuff. Now, I have a handful of people that I talk with on a regular basis if I happen to be seated next to them for the day. One girl in particular, Amy, has become my closest work friend. She is a cool chick. As with everyone else in my department, she is Mexican. She was born here shortly after her parents "immigrated" here so English is her first language. She is also fluent in Spanish but that's because her parents sent her back to Mexico when she was in the 6th grade and forced her to stay there till she learned the language. I've never asked Amy her age but if I had to guess I would say she is in the 20-25 range. She has this weird goth/hippie/punk/bohemian style about her and just imagine this petite, chubby, Mexican chick with multi-colored blue, purple, pink, green hair. She is a very down-to-earth and free-spirited person who has this great ability to draw me out of my tendency to be an anti-social hermit. Because of becoming more comfortable talking to her, it's been easier to get to know the other ladies that I work with.

The other person I'm talking to a lot lately is Rosa. When I first started working there, she was the one that helped me with most of my training. So, the ice was broken between us fairly early on. But, we haven't sat next to each other since those very early days. UNTIL, I happened to get moved next to her a week or so ago. (Side note: There are 8 stations and depending on what we are assigned to build on any given day we could get moved to another one.) Anyhow, we slowly warmed up to each other and I'm getting to know more about her (and she about me). It helps that I happen to be seated between Rosa and another lady I've been getting along with named Judy. They've been teasing me lately that they are going to start only talking to me in Spanish and that's how I will learn. Cause I told them I've failed learning it so many times.

Well, that's about it for now. I'm getting mentally dragged away by this game I started playing yesterday called City Skylines. It's basically a Sim City rip-off only, so far, it seems 1 million times more fun. So yea, I wanna go emerse myself in that for a few hours. Adios!


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Apr. 20th, 2016 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you're enjoying your job and possibly making a few friends out of the bargain!

When are you coming over to watch Friday the 13th?!
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