Archive for the 'Work' Category
Said the Joker to the Thief
Posted by on July 14th, 2007, at 11:17am

The interview will be rescheduled. Apparently they had an internal conflict. Oh well.

On Thursday I had an incredibly productive day. I sorted through several months of paperwork, filled out and sent in a few forms, contacted my bank about a couple of things, and checked on the re-titling process of my car. I also managed to get my haircut, buy a new bookshelf and groceries, assemble the bookshelf, and rearrange my room. I’ll show you pictures at some point.

Dating can be tricky. I’ve had two dates w/ the current girl, but things can get complicated quickly. When the communication is sporadic it can be hard to know where things are going much less try to direct the course of events.

I read the Book of James this morning. It’s got some good content.

“What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” – James 4:14

Ask Me Anything
Posted by on July 3rd, 2007, at 11:28pm

The interview is in two weeks from yesterday or it might be two weeks from today. Wooo wooo!!!! I need to iron my shirt again.

At this rate, I could be working this job by August or September. At least that’s what I’m hoping. As I find out more, I’ll be sure to let you know.

The Payoff for Not Having Any Friends
Posted by on June 26th, 2007, at 9:56am

In high school, I didn’t have a lot of friends. I sat around and learned HTML and Visual Basic for fun. As a result, I can type very, very fast.

At the job test today, I had a three minute warm up. Then I had the real five-minute typing test.

Final Score: 94 WPM!!!

Then I wrote an essay and that was that. I can’t say I enjoy driving in downtown Seattle, but I think another factor is that I had to wake up at 8AM which is about three hours earlier than normal.

Apparently I’ll find out in a couple of weeks whether or not I get an interview.

And I Was Just Getting Used to this Place!
Posted by on June 18th, 2007, at 11:20pm

I’ve got good news, but I’m ambivalent as to whether I should be excited about the possibilities. I’ve been invited to test for a job position with The City. It would be an administrative position with less emphasis on customer service and more emphasis on paperwork. Essentially, I’d be returning to the realm of paper jockey in an office. However, I’d easily be making a few thousand dollars more a year.

The oddest part about this is the timing. I’ve recently come to a point where I’m satisfied with my current position and willing to stay there. I’ve been thinking a lot about going to Japan in a year. Now, I’ve got one more factor to throw into the equation.

At this point I don’t know that I’ll get the job (still in testing), but the possibility itself complicates my plans. The money alone adds a lot of allure to it. Not because I’d stay there long term, but it would be helpful for paying off some debt before pursuing my other dreams.

I’m wavering.

Update: I’m testing for the job on Tuesday. I’ve got varied feelings about actually doing the job, but I’m excited and nervous about the opportunity. I’ll admit the money is quite tempting, but the money cannot be the only factor.

Jerk Quotient
Posted by on February 12th, 2007, at 11:14pm

I’ve determined that two to four percent of the calls I answer every day come from complete jerks. I define complete jerks as people who, for whatever reason, have decided to take out their personal problems on me. I dislike this people and they make the job less-than-thrilling. I would say at least two to four percent fall on the opposite end of the scale, but it’s the jerks I remember.

Update: Oddly, this comic at Questionable Content is vaguely related to the wordplay in the title of this post.