Moving Forward and Beyond Part 3
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Mode 6 gave me the steps to define problems :
1 Define Problem & Set Realistic Goals
2 Generate Alternative List at least 3 Solutions
3 Select solutions that best will work for you
4 Carry out plan & Evaluate outcome
Tips When describing problem Is it Solvable? Is the problem real (is it fact or is it an assumption ) Avoid common thinking mistakes. Seek out the FACTS!
1 My Financial issues (income, bills and credit state)
2 Job situation (work not enough hours and fear of the store closing)
3 Dental health issues
Now these are my problems as I see them . Some are just in my mind my worries .
1 & 2 Money there are weeks I don't get enough hours at work Bills like Electric and water have been very high I have been work on the work situation
I have been crossed trained in other departments I do back up customer service and back up cashier in Pharmacy. I can see about other departments as well. I don't really see the store shutting down. Plus I can always transfer to another one
Last month Electric and water bills were lowest they have ever been Landlord finally got a few things fixed I will see how this months bills go this may not be a issue any longer .
Credit card debit is a little crazy for me 3 credit cards to max
3 Dental health it is a real issue I only have 2 teeth of uppers left other ones fell out on their own.
4. Transportation not really an issue I can continue what I have veen doing over year public transportation and my bike .
5 Housing I don't really think that's a real issue as I always pay my rent early I have never been late I moved in here Nov 2014. Landlord never got a complaint from the neighbors or code .
Goals Need to get out of debit (so I will feel more secure ) Find a way / place to for low cost dental
Solution: A could always try to get insure in my VA disability
B Not use the credit cards to live on
C put money away every month into saving account and keep it there.
Solution A could work against me that's not an option
Solution B Credit cards lock them up and not use them very plausible
Solution C Yes that one I will go with Especially since June I will have 3 pay checks I should start getting a head on that month. I'm pretty sure I will be able to put my VA disability money in savings to save for a rainy day.
Goal Look into other positions at work place I have just started my 10th year there so I don't want to change jobs and start all over.
Solution : A Cross train in other area's of the store
B Update career preference
C Look at the veteran's employment service's
I don't mind working in garden center I can add that to my career preference Haven't really been crossed trained there but I do get sent out there to help out Will update my career prefence with Garden center cashier and Pharmacy cashier /OTC
Right now I don't think there is a way for my dental issues once I have some money put away I will be able to have dental work done It all comes down to MONEY . Must work on the first goal first then I will be able to take care of of problems