Friday, January 25, 2013

Cautiously Optimistic.

Remember when I used to work at The Paper and they basically fired my ass after only six months EVEN THOUGH I was doing alright for a newbie? And remember when I was unemployed for NINE whole months after that? Those were some crazy times, weren't they? In case you didn't pick up on my subtle hint, I'm referring to my period of unemployment in the past tense. That's because as of today, I'm no longer unemployed.

Yay!

I know this may come as a surprise since, the last time, I gushed on and on about getting the interview call from The Paper, with detailed reports about the interviews and how I wowed them with my interpretation of their interview test (Not to mention the answers I decided it was best not to give). Yeah, I made a total fuss about that and, even though I really liked the job, things still turned out to be a bit of a nightmare in the end.

So this time around I decided to be beyond low-key about the whole thing.  No fuss, no fanfare, no panicking. And that's not just because I found out about the position vacancy two days ago and was interviewed and hired today. Nope, I decided after The Paper, I'd tone down my excitement a little.  Just go on the interview and hope for the best.

On a side note, did you know that for the last 12 years or so I've had a 100% success rate when it comes to interviews? In fact, the only time I've interviewed and it hasn't resulted in my working at wherever it was because I turned it down for some reason or another. I guess I make a good impression in person. This leads me to believe that had any of the what could probably be hundreds of places I'd applied to in the past nine months even bothered to look at my applications, I would have been employed a whole lot sooner. But I'm not holding a grudge.

ASSHOLES!!!

Anyway, at the new place (I've yet to come up with a name for them) I'll be doing basically the same job as when you all and I first met and I worked at Soul Suck Int’l – A division of the Ninth Circle. (I wonder how Bossman and Bosslady are doing...)

Basically it'll be officey, administrative type stuff, so I'm, once again, what I refer to as "mindless office drone". (Woohoo?) I'll still be the same crappy salary as I did at Soul Suck (Which was actually the same at The Paper), But there will be one major difference and this one's a doozy. I was told that, most times, I'll be there all alone. See, most of the staff, including the boss, almost never come in to the office so I'll basically have the run of the place.

Added to that is the fact that he's just restarting that arm of the business after a long hiatus so they don't exactly have an extensive client list to manage. I expect I'll be doing a lot of this.


I won't be intellectually stimulated working at this place. That's for sure. In fact, I'll probably be bored out of my skull. Especially since they haven't set up any internet there yet.
I... KNOW!!! Who, in this day and age doesn't have internet, right?

I'll be totally honest. I don't see myself staying there very long. The most important thing is that I'll have an income rolling in until I get something better. I'm at the point where that is good enough for now. Plus, I guess I'll have a lot of time to read.

There's always that.

15 comments:

  1. Congrats - I think?

    No internet - how do they expect to do business like that? They need to get that up and running or you'll have to resort to composing posts on paper.

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  2. Congrats - You never know it may grow into your dream job.

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    1. Thanks, but I won't hold my breath.

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  3. Congrats too. You could always bring in technology like pen and paper and write;)

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    1. I haven't used those in a while. What versions do they use now? Do they support flash?

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  4. There are places without internet? Bummer. (Happy for you though.)

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    1. Even here, they're rare. I, myself can't recall the last before this that didn't have internet.

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  5. No matter how mundane, it's still better than unemployment, right? Congrats on the job.

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    1. Exactly. The fact that I'm actually getting paid to sit around and do occasional busy-work is better than doing the same thing at home for nothing. In that respect, I won't complain... much.

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  6. Doing the happy jiggle for you my friend. Congrats on your mind numbing DOLLARS IN THE BANK job. Maybe now you can buy Grandma C that Cuisinart.

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  7. Congrats on the job. Luckily, it's all about the paycheck. Although, it is nice to enjoy it also.

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    1. True. Luckily, the paycheck is higher on my list of priorities.

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  8. Congratulations on the job! Although, from the looks of it, you won't even have time for masturb....uh, reading the Ziggy comics in the newspaper.

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  9. Is this the place that runs Vista? No internet AND Vista? But a paycheck at the end of the week... Happy you got hired!

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