two good things in one day

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!

5 Comments

  1. Good job, congratulations, AND hot diggity on the new job! That’s great news! The next few weeks should be fabulous, knowing the job is there and having the pressure off while you enjoy some time off.

    Yay on the Wolves tickets, too! We’ll be there. There is some sort of event (dinner? cocktails? Can’t remember) on the suite level. Will you be at that?

  2. I don’t think so! I think maybe someone bought a suite and then backed out at the last minute or something. I’m okay with that. I have no problem taking leftover tickets!

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