Mental Access to MTKuszek

Mental Access to MTKuszek
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

things to always remember

remember your worth: know what your strengths are and what things you do well. never let anyone else try to break you down and tell you that you're less than what you are.

words can be hurtful, but only if you let them hurt you. know that if people yell at you, they are only increasing their volume level.

be nice to other people and hold yourself to a high standard, but try not to expect people to reciprocate your behavior. it will hurt if you do.

never ignore the thoughts in your head that keep pestering you. deal with them, for sometimes those ideas are the best that life have to offer.

listen to your heart, but also your head. the two are connected despite considerable distance.

friends come and go, because its the nature of the human condition. we grow, and as such we grow apart.

its easy to forgive people, but hard to forget. know the difference and which one is important to you.

attempt to understand that there are always going to be people in the world who are always out to get ahead of other people, who are only out for themselves. give them room, but give them no additional consideration. they'll do fine on their own.

genuinely care about what you do, not trudge through it just to get a paycheck or a reward. it's all the better that the journey is just as fulfilling as the end result.

don't be afraid to grow, to take chances now and then. sometimes the unfamiliar can become a good thing.

never be afraid to walk away from a bad situation, even if you were told that you have gold in your hand when really your holding a pile of dung. instincts and gut feelings are rarely wrong because they ensure our survival as a species.

love and lust are two entirely different things, but find the one person you can share both with.

have passion for things, and love them dearly, but never let them overtake your life. small doses with occasional binges is fine. it keeps up alive and ready for the everyday grind.

don't be afraid to smile. to laugh. to be yourself. share it with someone. you might create a new connection.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tiny Victories

i've managed to get through my 90 days at Exel, and all my hard work began to pay dividends. i've passed my math tests, my personality test, drug test and background check.

last tuesday, i was granted my swipe card for the time clock, and filled out w-4s and i-9s. still have another 90 to go before its complete. no time for a victory dance, at least not yet.

tiny victories, my friends. tiny victories.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

06-14-13 Refocused

well, it's been over two months since i began this new job, working as a parts picker for an EOP (extension of plant) for Chrysler.

everything has been good up to this point. i have some fantastic co-workers. i handle all of my job duties as well as i can. a ten-hour day is over in a blink of an eye, and i don't mind going in day after day.

we mostly handle small lot parts for the JK (what you know as the Wrangler) line, but that is not our bread and butter. that's only a tiny bit of what we're going to do. the majority of the facility will be housing 88% of the new KL (Cherokee) line. as far as i can tell, this job isn't going anywhere for a while.

now, the question is this: will i officially get into this place and become a full-time member as opposed to a temp? i know this. june 19 is my 90th day. it's fast approaching. and at that time the company has to decide whether or not i'm worthy to be one of them. if they decide to take me on, i get another 90 day period.

so i'm not quite halfway there. i haven't screwed up yet. i think i do my job pretty well. but, nothing is ever for certain. we'll have to see how this all plays out. 

until next time.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

03-31-13 The Long Hard Road Back

forgive me for my long and lengthy departure, but i think i'm finally back. after battling day after day with everything from depression to family problems, i've managed to get my life back on track and find proper employment for the time being. how long it lasts, i don't know, and my new schedule is a little loopy. i'm determined more than ever to make this work, and this will open more doors to me. it's an opportunity i can't pass up.

there will be more to come, more info as it becomes available. until next time.