I was complaining about the slow moving apprenticeship last pubski. My assistant manager pulled me aside and told me to keep doing what I'm doing and I will be able to move ahead at a faster pace. He said there have been other apprentices who have been moved through the program during the time that the two current ones have worked there. I was told it is an issue with their work ethic which is something I can see (long lunches, showing up late, and talking a lot). I don't think it was entirely professional of him to talk with me about other employees but It was motivating to hear.
I've made a plan with my friend to make a few signet rings with his bands logo. I don't plan to charge more than cost but it's gonna be good motivation to create a design and figure out how to make use of a casting house.
I have been attempting to refine my morning routine. As of late I've had the habit of waking up early just to lay in bed for 30 minutes looking at my phone. I don't think it's a good start to the day. I read once that Jason Alexander (George Costanza) starts everyday by getting up and splashing water on his face for the sake of having some simple routine. I don't particularly look up to the actor but I've been doing it the past two days and it's good for shaking the grogginess off. Beyond, that I'm just making a point of not checking my phone until the few minutes I have between finishing breakfast and heading to work. That 30 minutes I was wasting before I have been trying to spend stretching and doing a simple work out routine.
I was going to post the morning routine entry in a thread here, but I wasn't sure if a 5 year old thread was considered lost in the ether.