Starting on 11/26, I’ll be gainfully employed again. I could have started on 11/12, but it would have made things difficult to go home for Thanksgiving, so I opted for the later start date. Six weeks without a job? I can deal with that. And it’s about time, because I’ve raided the Dollar Spot at every Target I’ve been to in the last few weeks picking up Office-related office supplies, and I’m dying to use my EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR mug. I’m also dying to printout an 8×10 of this picture and mail it to my old boss. No reason.
The cool thing about this job, without going into too much Google-able detail, is that I’ve worked for this company before and it’s not too bad of a place to work really. The not-so-cool thing about this job is that the pay isn’t quite as good as I was hoping. Not every job can make me a millionaire, but I think the fringe benefits of this one will make up for it. In the meantime, I’m still keeping my options open.
Like I wrote elsewhere earlier today, I’m happy; I’m just not so thrilled I could burst. And I kinda wanted that feeling with a job, but hey – broke ass unemployed people can’t necessarily be choosers!
I was a little irritated today, and probably a little too irritated, at the amount of people that didn’t say "good job" or "congratulations" or anything about it. Now, when I post something like this, I don’t really expect my ego to be stroked that much. But when I personally tell people via email, telephone, or what have you, a little positive reinforcement would be nice, ya know? Or maybe I’m just being sensitive. Because that’s totally me.
Also on the awesome news front today, I got two free tickets to the Timberwolves season opener on Friday. They’re suite (and sweet) tickets. Mainly because I’m a pimp. And because an email went out to Lynx season ticket holders today saying the first 10 people that responded to that email before 6pm today got a pair of tickets. Well, I’m a nerd and I’m unemployed. Of course, I’m checking my email every 10 seconds.
My normal sports-related date is going to be out of town, so I’m now on a mission to find someone else to go with. I’m taking applications now!