Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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Tomorrow I’m taking a “Secretarial” test.
Actually—hasn’t the word “Secretary” been replaced by “Administrative Assistant?” In our school district they still use the “S” word.
I’m testing because I want to go FT when the right position opens up. This test will put me on an eligibility list.
I’m a bit nervous because I’ll be tested in WORD and EXCEL. My friend came over last weekend and gave me a 2 hour crash course in EXCEL. I do know WORD…but just the basics. I’ve been studying…combing the internet for practice tests. I’ve found some…but not adequate.
I hope I don’t bomb the test. Actually I don’t want to be a Secretary, anyway. The last thing I need is to have another boss in my life. (My husband keeps me busy enough). Maybe I should be a clerk instead.
Currently I work in Special Education and I love it. But the job is only part-time. I enjoy tutoring elementary aged students in math and writing.
On another note, my youngest son just passed his written driving test today for a Learner’s Permit. I’m so happy about this. I let him drive home from the DMV…the last 5 blocks in the quiet residential area. My seat belt was quite useful for the stop signs.
My oldest son is back. His re-entrance was quite dramatic. I was watering the front yard when I heard a big truck coming down the street. It was a flat bed tow truck with my son’s bright orange car on the top.
There was no son in sight.
Four hours later our son was dropped off.
Apparently the car’s alternator broke. Then it was cited for non-current registration tags…and under threat of impoundment unless it was removed from (wherever it was). So now it is parked permanently in our driveway until insurance/registration are paid.
That’s all for now…I have to get some rest for the test tomorrow.
To all mother’s---grandmothers---aunts---caretakers---Have a wonderful Mother’s Day on Sunday!