Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hello, I'm alive, and I'm employed...

...at least temporarily!

Sorry for the long vacation away from the blog, but I've been trying to find work, focus on the birds, and learn how to live with my parents again after 27 years out of their house. Thank you all so much for your kind comments and for coming back to the old bloggy. I don't know how much I'll be doing on this blog; politics has just become incredibly frustrating and joy-sucking.

The cool thing is living with two hard-core democrats like my Mom and Pop. We now take turns yelling at the TV talking heads; it's so cool to hear them say a lot of what all of us have been saying all these years! Who knew there were still a few hardy dems in Texas, other than those Texans on my blogroll!?

I've been here about two weeks now. I've applied for a bunch of interesting jobs--marketing, sales, administrative assistant, etc.--but I finally got a hit when I went to (of all places) the same temp agency I registered with in California. I'll be working in a call center resolving something or other at a certain huge national/world banking center. It's outbound calls, but at least I won't be selling anything. And at least I'll be making some money for a while; it's a temp appointment that'll last until sometime before Thanksgiving.

Meanwhile, I'll keep plugging away, trying to get a "real" job, hoping someone likes my resume enough to give me a call.

Again, thanks so much for your support during my "migration" around the country.

29 comments:

Matty Boy said...

Yay, employment! I too have been in similar situations, and any job, even one with drawbacks, is better than none. Also, the drawbacks remind the diligent that the idea is to get a GOOD job, or at least better than the one you had.

One of at least two Mattys in Cali rooting for our pal in Texas.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Great news that you're still alive, safe, and employed. I'd offer to host you here if you ever wanted to move back east but you always ignore or spurn my offers. Oh well, have fun and come do your blog when you can.

kirby said...

Glad to hear you're back.

Randal Graves said...

Don't worry, I won't tell anyone that your current gig is actually with Xe.

Fran said...

Oh my!!! I have been so neglectful about writing or calling since we last spoke... D - you are alive! I am so glad to read this.

I will try to call you.

Alive! Employed! Yay!

CDP said...

Yay! I'm so glad you found something so quickly. Temp work is great, it brings money in which gives you breathing room to really find the right "real" job instead of just settling for one in desperation.

Rick said...

There is a whole lot to be said for the left wing. We never talked politics in my house the old man was a staunch Elephant--finally got a little more mellow after Regan's second term as gov.

Anonymous said...

If you need some work, Randy, I understand that the Sparklepony Horse Barn is liquidating and there's plenty of shovel-ready work there to shovel the pony pies.

enc said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you found some work, and are okay living at home. It's a relief to know you're doing well.

pissed in NYC said...

congratulations. Maybe the stimulus money will finally be spent and you can get a real job doing things we need. Glad to hear that moving back in with the parents is working out well.

Elizabeth said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Heyyyy you called me a few weeks ago, then I somehow lost the phone number and couldn't return the call.
Call me again--we need some Tex Mex!

GETkristiLOVE said...

It's a start. Hang in there.

dguzman said...

Matty Boy--have I mentioned how much I miss having you nearby?

Dr. Monkey--oh, don't be too sure about that. One day I might just turn up in Johnson City, buddy!

Kirby--thanks.

Randal--thanks for keepin' it on the DL.

Fran--I know you're there, honey.

CDP--that's the hope, anyway.

Rick--it's cool.

Enc--thanks. I hope you're doing okay too!

PiNY--again, that's the hope.

Elizabeth--thanks!

Zipdrive--I was wondering! I'll call you tomorrow.

GKL--thanks, man.

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