Monday, June 23, 2008

Backblog: January 16th, 2008. The daily grind

I received a call the other day from the gentleman that I had the interview with two weeks ago, saying that I passed my drug test and that I got the job. One of the other places that I had applied to for some freelance work has also shown some interest, so very soon I might have a full-time job and a part-time job to chase it down with. Neither of the two jobs sounds bad at all, so I am more than willing to take them both on.

The full-time job involves working in a store assembling displays and setting up plan-o-grams. I am all for this, because they work at night after the store is closed so that I don't have to put up with *STUPID IDIOT CUSTOMERS*. This is important because the worst thing about working retail is the *STUPID IDIOT CUSTOMERS*, and I always sort of enjoyed the rest. It will be hard to adapt my sleep schedule to nights, to be sure, but it may very well be worth it (it also pays a few dollars more per hour than my last job).

The part-time gig is just a off-and-on job, not something reliable but not something that I would turn down money to do. It involves selecting and tagging media (video specifically) for use by other sources. It's a work from home sort of thing and it seems to pay relatively well for what's involved, so here's hoping that I have that one too.

I really want these to work out, not because I'm a workaholic (not by any means), but also because I really don't have a lot to do down here. Most of my friends here in Pittsburgh have separate interests (concerts and the like) or separate commitments (school, variable work schedules, etc.), so I don't get to see them as often as I like. I would also like very much to be as out of debt as I can be once I have to start repaying those ever insurmountable student loans.
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