I had to call and cancel an interview I had this morning, because the starting pay was way too far beneath what I needed to actually live. And, well, I’m not so down with that.
The two good things from the other day? It must have been April Fool’s Day or something in some part of the world. The job is still trying to decide if the offer still stands due to a cruise I have booked (paid for in full, along with airfare) in January, because you’re not supposed to miss any work in your first 90 days there. I’m waiting on a call back from HR on that.
And the Timberwolves tickets I won aren’t actually tickets so much as access to a suite where I am, in fact, guaranteed to not have a seat, and while there will be plenty of room for me to mingle (the sales rep actually said that), there’s no guarantee that I won’t have a completely obstructed view of the game. Well, that sounds fun! Because my main concern at any sporting event is MINGLING. Wow. I may go downtown early enough just to get the "free winter hat" and then excuse myself to some nosebleeds. Or stay at home and flip back and forth between Gopher Hockey and the Wolves Opener.
I went to a Happy Hour with some former co-workers last night. I’d seen three of them since "I left the company" (which is how management is referring to my departure), but I was a little bit nervous seeing a bunch of people. I dunno. It’s embarassing when you get fired, no matter what the reason is, and I wasn’t sure if it’s be awkward. It wasn’t. It was actually really fun. And it was really nice to hang out with that group of people – all of them.
Now, I’m spending my morning waiting for that above phone call and playing Scrabble on Facebook with Desi, Chele, and Jenni – yes, that’s three different games of Scrabble. I hated Facebook until now.