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03 November 2008

I started a new (temp) job today, and it was great! [More:] Yay, they found me a job! It's supposed to last about 3 months. The pay is really good for temp work (and especially good after having been soooooo poor for soooooo long). Next month, I'll actually be able to save money!

There's also basic health insurance, which is a change from when I temped last.

The people were really nice, unlike the first few temp jobs I had here, 8 years ago. The woman I'm helping was genuinely grateful for the help, and she seemed to recognize immediately that I'm not some stupid person who needs to be babysat. When I figured stuff out on my own, she was thrilled. (She also used to work for a separate division of the department that made me run screaming away from the university, and we have a good friend in common. I told her I was there for three-and-a-half years, and that "that was enough," and she nodded knowingly and rolled her eyes. So I know she knows they were crazy, and that was really reassuring.)

Also, everyone referred to me by name, and not as "The Temp." Being called "The Temp" at one of my first go-rounds was one of the main reasons I was so resistant to it this time. But no, they didn't do that!

It was cold and wet and windy on my walk home from the bus stop, but all in all, a very good day!

Things didn't look so good this morning. At 7:45 I was frantically trying to get ahold of PG&E to make sure they knew the electric bill was paid over the weekend. Hold time was 45 minutes, but they promise to call you back when it's your turn. They didn't call back by the time we left at 9, so GF agreed to go by their office and talk to someone in person. On her way to drop me off at my new job, she got pulled over for rolling through a stop sign and not noticing a pedestrian. Fortunately, the cop didn't want to stand in the rain and write a ticket, so he just gave her a quick lecture. At least my day got better.
Yay! I hope that gives you a break stress-wise.
posted by gomichild 03 November | 20:53
Yay job! And health insurance!
posted by sperose 03 November | 21:05
Sounds great! Way to go!
posted by misskaz 03 November | 21:37
Awesome! Go pup o' noodles!
posted by Lipstick Thespian 03 November | 22:09
I'm so glad things are looking up for you, my friend. Awesome!
posted by jrossi4r 03 November | 22:23
WooHoo! Happy for you.
posted by arse_hat 03 November | 22:43
yay! Next time I am in town we should go celebrate with a beer.

or whiskey. I don't know if you drink that stuff or not.
posted by special-k 03 November | 23:34
Oh, you bet I do.
posted by mudpuppie 03 November | 23:39
sweet. It's on!
posted by special-k 03 November | 23:45
posted by rhapsodie 04 November | 00:15
*pulls self out pre-election funk*

posted by Frisbee Girl 04 November | 00:22
Awesome, mudpuppie! I'm so happy for you!
posted by LoriFLA 04 November | 07:47
Good going all around! This is wonderful to hear. Congrats and HighFives!
posted by mightshould 04 November | 07:51
Go 'pupps!!!
posted by chewatadistance 04 November | 08:45
So glad to hear it, mudpupster. Hooray! *hugs & whuffles*
posted by elizard 04 November | 08:46
posted by BoringPostcards 04 November | 08:54
Very very glad for you!
posted by danf 04 November | 11:22
posted by deborah 04 November | 13:36
Yay!! Good for you!!
posted by redvixen 04 November | 17:20
Joe the Hero says to vote for Obama || ELECTION HALP!