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    It’s all over but the “crying”

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    by purpleskys ·

    Well here it is mid April and I’m all done…there’s no more assignments to hand in, there are no more tests to write, and no more oral presentations/reports to be given. Starting next Monday, I begin my workterm at a local dentist’s office for five weeks, if I successfully complete that, I will finally be graduated!

    It’s been a tough year, mentally and financially here, but I couldn’t have asked for better moral support than what I received from all my friends and family and the good folks here at TR that have been supportive as well….Thank you 🙂 And a special humble thank you to my husband, Darryl, who has had to listen to the cranky, snooty lady that kicks around here trying to finish off the last of her work, and use him as my “F1” button quite frequently, I couldn’t have gotten this far without his love and support.

    As soon as my instructors are done putting our final marks together, I will inform anyone who would like to know.

    Thanks everyone! 🙂

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    • #2827150

      Clap! Clap! Clap!

      by santeewelding ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      Salute!

      • #2827130

        Naughty Santee

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Clap! Clap! Clap!

        Don’t you know that it’s [b]Bad Form[/b] to give a woman who you are not in a relationship with the Clap?

        And to do it 3 times is inexcusable. :p

        Col 0:-)

      • #2827124

        (takes a small bow)

        by purpleskys ·

        In reply to Clap! Clap! Clap!

        thanks santee, muchly appreciated 🙂

    • #2827142

      Well done and I hope you work with the local person. – nt

      by deadly ernest ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      ….

      • #2827123

        thanks DE

        by purpleskys ·

        In reply to Well done and I hope you work with the local person. – nt

        lol, i’m hoping to work with the local person too 😉 …the little one that is going to be training me is very nice and she took the same course i’m taking four years ago…she did her workterm at the same office and they hired her immediately after

    • #2827137

      Good for you, congratulations!

      by ron k. ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      What degree will you have?

      • #2827127

        Thanks Ron

        by purpleskys ·

        In reply to Good for you, congratulations!

        I will be a certified Office Administrator; although, I do hold aspirations of either returning in a few years or doing some online/night courses in accounting

    • #2827131

      And now the real problems start after the Graduation

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      But good luck in your future Purple. 😉

      Col

    • #2827118

      Good Job Purple

      by michael jay ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      you will be making the big bucks soon, I hope, or at least making your way to that point.

      Good going, congrats.

    • #2827116

      Congratulations!

      by nicknielsen ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      Now, in what way do you expect work to be better than school?

      Besides the paycheck, of course…

      • #2827111

        thanks Nick

        by purpleskys ·

        In reply to Congratulations!

        well…i’m hoping to put my new skills to good use and hopefully get the proud recipient of a decent paycheque 😉 …and honestly, that’s enough of the classroom type structure for a bit…no more homework is a huge a plus too 😀

    • #2827110

      congrats

      by .martin. ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      another step is done, and good luck finding work 😉

    • #2827105

      Crying?

      by ic-it ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      From the relief??
      That aside, Good on you Purpleskys. I hope the new position works out and is everything and more than you expect. 🙂

      • #2827045

        thanks IC-IT

        by purpleskys ·

        In reply to Crying?

        and yes, it would be from relief…it’s been a good year but a tough year…lots of homework and whatnot…so I’m quite glad to have a break of sorts…today is a bit of a goof-off day, a few folks still have to present their portfolios and write a few finals but that’s it

    • #2827097

      Well done.

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      You go, girl! 🙂

    • #2827094

      Hurrah!

      by seanferd ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      Congratulations, and best wishes in getting the position you want.

      Cheers!

      • #2827043

        thanks seanford [nt]

        by purpleskys ·

        In reply to Hurrah!

        ~

    • #2827092

      Consmegulations!

      by nexs ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      Well done! Good job!
      BUT, please don’t remind me of the dentist! I’ve got to go back soon and I don’t relish the thought of poverty because of them… yet again! Ha!

      I wish ye all the best in your new freedom(and not-so-freedom).

      • #2827042

        lol thanks NexS

        by purpleskys ·

        In reply to Consmegulations!

        I hear ya there, i gotta spend out a bit here myself as soon as i start earning a living…that’s the thing about them eh, can put a person in the poor house pretty quick 😉

    • #2827021

      Awesome!

      by shellbot ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      Way to go hun 😀

      • #2826959

        thanks Shell

        by purpleskys ·

        In reply to Awesome!

        🙂 you’ve been very supportive and I appreciate it !

    • #2826991

      Time to change your profile

      by gsg ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      From “Student” to “Soon to be employed, and filthy rich!”

      Congrats!

    • #2826947

      Congrats PurpleSkys

      by dadspad ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      with your beauty, personality, knowledge, and soon, experience, how can you not be successful?

      Of course, you know what hard work will get you? More hard work! 😀

      Is that the crying part? 🙂

      • #2826926

        thanks DadsPad

        by purpleskys ·

        In reply to Congrats PurpleSkys

        although I do have to admit, you’re terribly good for my ego 😀 . I’m figuring that after spending 17 yrs as a floor worker in a factory and over two years as a restuarant worker, I’m actually looking forward to being a sit on my butt kinda job for a while 😉

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      by haibian110320 ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

    • #2816409

      Grade updates

      by purpleskys ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

      Computerized Accounting I 96
      Communications-Workplace Apps 78
      Document Processing II 93
      Database I 88
      Organizational Behaviour 81
      Office Procedures II 88

      No mark yet on Professional Development as I am doing my work term now and will not be assessed on it until the end of May. I’m not 100% content with a couple of them, but Darryl is all over it (of course) 😉 ! But yes, I’m still very proud that at the age of 43 I will be graduating from college 😀 !

      • #2816403

        Clap! Clap! Clap!

        by santeewelding ·

        In reply to Grade updates

        Erm…except for that 78.

        Darryl [i]is[/i] keeping you after school, isn’t he?

        • #2816399

          lol thanks santee :)

          by purpleskys ·

          In reply to Clap! Clap! Clap!

          I do admit to not being very good at business communications. I don’t do presentations well and sometimes my writing is not all that great either. Darryl did help me with some stuff though and did give me a bit of a kick in the butt…suppose I will have to do some “detention” 😉

      • #2816395

        Way to go!

        by boxfiddler ·

        In reply to Grade updates

        Many mucho more than I have thumbs up! 😀

      • #2816374

        Good job

        by nicknielsen ·

        In reply to Grade updates

        Hope your PD assessment exceeds the Accounting grade!

        • #2816363

          lol

          by purpleskys ·

          In reply to Good job

          thanks nick 😀 …I had expected a higher mark in my simply accounting, but I’ll take it 😉

        • #2816361

          Hey

          by santeewelding ·

          In reply to lol

          Soon as I’m rich, I’ll need someone to superintend my offline and online accounting. But, you have to be a whiz. I don’t have the time to teach you.

          Meantime, take what you do know with a grain of salt — like a law degree — and run for office.

        • #2816351

          Dood.

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Hey

          😐

        • #2816348

          WHAT !

          by santeewelding ·

          In reply to Dood.

          You quibble about my Enterprise procedures?

          The other part, the part about getting behind things with insider knowledge — which she has done: that stands.

          ________

          What doesn’t stand is the space I neglected to put between, WHAT, and the exclamation point, a point that no doubt Purple was ready to pounce upon before I corrected it. No matter what anyone says, I now have to watch my step. I have to guess that she KNOWS. If she doesn’t, she ought.

        • #2816282

          just sorry

          by purpleskys ·

          In reply to WHAT !

          i missed it 😉 lol

        • #2816347

          Had I taken those courses

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to lol

          I would probably have done fairly well on the technical, but Org Behavior and Office Procedures (filing? :p ) would probably kick my butt. Just not interested

        • #2816345

          Probably

          by santeewelding ·

          In reply to Had I taken those courses

          Kicking your butt to this very day.

        • #2816329

          No “probably” about it

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Probably

          .

        • #2816281

          OB and OP

          by purpleskys ·

          In reply to Had I taken those courses

          I loved the technical part of it all, if there had been more technical stuff, I would have had way more fun 😀 ! As for OB, I could burn the book on that I disliked it so much; too much theory for me. OP wasn’t just filing, there was proper phone etiquette, itineraies, travel bookings, and a bunch of other stuff that one would never really think of but is relevant to being an office admin.

      • #2816353

        W00T!

        by seanferd ·

        In reply to Grade updates

        You go girl!

        Wait, is that too many exclamation points? I don’t thinks so!

        :-bd <:o)

        • #2816280

          at times

          by purpleskys ·

          In reply to W00T!

          there is no such thing as too many 😉 and thank you!

      • #2826473

        Congratulations PS

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Grade updates

        Now you need 300 on the Professional Development. 😀

        Col

        • #2826400

          thanks col

          by purpleskys ·

          In reply to Congratulations PS

          i’m not sure if one can score that high 😉 but so far, the office i’m working in is happy with my job performance so i’ll keep my fingers crossed 🙂

        • #2826348

          Purple

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to thanks col

          There is always the Good Old Fashioned Bribery, or if you are like me just tell them what happens to them if they don’t do as I tell them to. 😀

          I find that terrifying the people generally gets what I require. I still remember walking into a room full of dealers dragging a Stock whip behind me and caring a set of handcuffs and telling the dealers that if they broke any of my machines I would hand cuff them to a hook in the wall and whip them to within a inch of their lives. The guy from the company in Switzerland fell off his chair and then spent the rest of the day trying to get someone to make a complaint about me. Unfortunately [i]for me[/i] he failed so I had to keep working there. :_|

          3 Years latter he said that I had an interesting way of dealing with people that not may could pull off, the fact that I taught them better than he could ever hope to do made me sort of useful. :^0

          Col 0:-)

        • #2826125

          bribery?

          by purpleskys ·

          In reply to Purple

          I could find a way to take all their pcs hostage 0:-) but i thought maybe i shouldn’t just yet..at some point, i’ll let them in on how computer literate i really am (although i’m not a adept as a lot of the folks here)…but for now, i’ll stick to answering the phone, filing, and booking appointments with the dental software they have – it’s neet learning something new while i’m there if nothing else 😉

        • #2813745

          dental software???

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to bribery?

          Sounds like some sort of Medical Practice and that’s defiantly not a great place to be particularly if they just do Oral stuff. :-q

          Should I mention that many years ago when I did Medical I got into no end of trouble for using MS as shorthand for Microsoft? Apparently the highly trained Quacks read it exactly as written and promptly came to the conclusion that all of the Computers had caught Multiple Sclerosis and they warted to know if it was as incurable as the Human Equivalent. I’ve never used MS since as it still causes me nightmares. But for some strange reason when I used M$ they all knew exactly what I meant. So I still use it today to describe Microsoft it’s just easier. :^0

          Perhaps PS you could teach one of my clients to use his computer. He expects the thing to just work and do as he wants without him needing to learn how to do things. I’ve got very good at talking him through things from memory I really have had that much practice helping this guy. OH did I mention that he’s a surgeon and a very highly qualified one? He is constantly telling me that the way that he has to do things isn’t very Intuitive even though he does call all computers [b]FRED[/b]

          F [i]I’ll leave that you your imagination[/i]
          R [i]Ridiculous[/i]
          E [i]Electronic[/i]
          D [i]Device[/i]

          Not only does he complain that it takes way too long to boot but he wants a Interface that even a Surgeon can use so it has to be usable by a 6 month old. 😉

          The QC’s here are not any better either. So I’m assuming that all Professionals know next to nothing at all about the computers that they use in their work and I’m never disappointed. That’s probably why I like the earthmover’s they say it exactly as it is and when peeved off are just as likely to crush the offending piece of hardware that doesn’t do as they want with something very big, then come after the person who sold it to them demanding that with the next one you do it right so that they can use it. :0

          Col

      • #2826382

        Congratulations!

        by ron k. ·

        In reply to Grade updates

        In the same amount of time that you’ve been studying I have done essentially nothing. 😀 I’m not complaining, just saying.
        I wish a wonderful future for you.

        • #2826378

          lol

          by purpleskys ·

          In reply to Congratulations!

          but sometimes it’s nice to just do nothing…i’ve done that before 😉 and thanks Ron 🙂

      • #2813725

        Well Done, Weclome to the Paper Club…

        by the ‘g-man.’ ·

        In reply to Grade updates

        although there are many who have commented on your posts that do not rate your effort or the qualification you get.

        All proven in other discussions.

        Me, got my paper and it served me well to date.

    • #2816272

      Hope you get the marks that you are wishing for, well done. NT.

      by peconet tietokoneet ·

      In reply to It’s all over but the “crying”

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