Wow, what a week it has been! I spent roughly three hours per day commuting to Downtown Denver every day last week to my new contracting job as a Deskside Analyst. I started the job with a terrible head cold. I was blowing my nose constantly all week. (I’m still not better). What a total drag!!! I was so exhausted at the end of every day, I was too tired to eat dinner. I just went to bed. Then it was back up at 4am to start all over again. I don’t know how I did it, and I don’t know how I’m going to keep doing it.
The people at the job are very nice, which is a plus. I got to find out just how rusty my Desktop Support skills are, which was not joyful. Four years away from the field is a long time. I’m worried about coming across as a doofus. Anyhoo, I did my best. I replaced between thirty and forty hard drives in laptops, reimaged them and encrypted them. That’s the bulk of what I did. I also did some setups of computers for new employees, which involved shlepping equipment around different floors of the building, and crawling under desks in my dress, reminding me exactly why I hated the field of Desktop Support so much. It was a real downer and I don’t know what to tell myself about where I’m at, except this is where I’m at! This was the only job I was offered and I had to take it. It kind of sucks to be me right now but for some reason this is what life is offering me so I have to make the best of it. I wish I knew why life has to be so difficult sometimes.
As usual, my paranoia kicked in, which always happens in jobs. I get paranoid that I’m going to get fired. So I was paranoid that I wasn’t making the grade, or that I didn’t fit in with the team well enough, and I thought that at any minute the boss was going to tell me to head home because it wasn’t working out. Fortunately, that didn’t happen.
I am sooooo happy to be back to the weekend, home with my birds. I slept a healthy twelve hours, and it was nice to wake up to daylight, instead of waking up in the dark. I drank a ton of coffee, which I can’t do during the week because of my long commute (I can’t risk needing to pee in the middle of the commute). I am going to have a long, lazy day, and at some point I will brave the always-crowded grocery store. Other than that it’s just rest & relaxation. Tomorrow I will go see Mom and Dad, as usual.
Mom wants me to move in with them, because it would shorten my commute. One thing is for sure, when my lease is up on May 31, I’m not extending it. But where I will go, I don’t know. I think moving in with my parents would be the ultimate downer, I mean ULTIMATE!!!! But this job is only guaranteed until July, so moving closer to it doesn’t necessarily make sense. Plus, I don’t even want to do this job that long!! But will I have to?? There are lots of unknowns. But here is a known: I get to talk to my parents about whether or not I should move in with them tomorrow. That should be fun.
Oh, by the way, I didn’t get that job I was hoping for. BIG DRAG!! I got the fuck off letter this week. Apparently they went with an internal candidate, my friend who works there tells me. So I am stuck with this commute indefinitely. Lord help me.
I hope you all had a great week, please let me know how you are in the Comments. I love hearing from you!! Peach out!