Thursday, May 1, 2008

A moment of Silence please

I just wanted to announce that today I celebrate(?) nine years working for Chase Bank. This was going to be two year job to help put Chris through school, but I'm still here. And it's not that bad really. I've just never worked anywhere longer than a year and a half. Even at the bank I never stayed in a branch more than a year. I liked to move around, but in yuma, where there are only two branches and your sister works at the other one....I've been forced to stay at my branch for over three years! I started working for Chase when it was Bank One and I worked in an In-store branch, which is a small branch inside a grocery store. We were opened from 9-8 and 9-6 on Saturdays. I remember working three 8:30-8:30 shifts in a row. That's not my idea of bankers hours, but grocery shopping was a breeze. Since then I've worked at: Golf Links/Kolb, University, River/Campbell, Grant/Silverbell, Back to River/Campbell, and now Yuma. I could seriously write a book on annoying Co-workers, wierd bosses, the two robberies I was in, how banking works (I just LOVE it when customers think they should make the rules and I would love to show everyone how to fill out a deposit slip), and how not to spend your money! I also know what $375, 000 looks like. But it's been a great blessing working there because I only work 20 hours a week and I get full medical, dental, and vision benefits for my whole family and I get four weeks paid vacation.....so I'm hardly ever there. I counted and I work 12 days a months. Not bad. But regardless I can't believe it's been that long and I am wearing all black today. And I know I have said many times to other people....I am close to quitting. I am starting a business and hopefully within the next few months, that will be it! And if next year, it becomes my ten year anniversary with the bank, I'm putting my "Next Window" sign up, locking my cash drawers, and walking out.

5 comments:

Gabriela Hull said...

Edna! What about a book on the dangers of safe deposit boxes!?! I'm eagerly waiting for that one.

Chredna said...

Safe deposit boxes!!!! AAAUUGGGHHH!!!!!! I was almost part of a mafia sting with one, a burglar stole from another one, and I was almost killed by a steel box door! I hate them!

Amber said...

I never knew you worked at a bank, or maybe I did but I forgot. I too was in the midst of banking madness for 4 years before I had Claire and finally quit. Someday,we should trade stories. I would be interested to know if you have the same but-there-was-money-in-my-account-
when-I-wrote-the-check customers in Arizona as we do in Idaho. I will say this, there was never a dull day. I managed an in-store branch in Walmart for 2 years and found that, bar none, Walmart branch customers are the freakiest, yet most hilarious customers!

Sabra said...

I wear black everyday! I'm Sabra Cash! Does that mean I'm mourning this job of staying home for just about ten years?

T is for Thompson said...

Oh wow, Edna. I am pausing for you. Well, I would, except Grace won't let me. I love your robbery stories.