A New Job! With NO Commute!!

Well I should just call this the Bipolar Job Blog because that’s basically all I write about anymore.  But job dilemmas continue to dominate my life.  So out of nowhere this week I got a call from a recruiter about a contract job in my town that pays $3 an hour more than I’m making now, and I said “Yes, please” after about ten seconds of thinking about it.  He sent my resume over and they said they wanted to interview me.  This was kind of tricky because I had to miss all of Monday getting a broken car window replaced (thanks, Safelite Auto Glass, for coming with the wrong window first thing in the morning and making me wait all day for the right one!).  Anyhoo, an interview was setup for Wednesday morning bright and early and I put on my favorite purple dress and my least favorite thing, tights, and went on over there, and I have to tell you, it doesn’t sound like the best situation.  They are horrendously understaffed, like, when I come on it will be three people supporting 1300 computers which is ridiculous.  But I weighed that against my terrible commute, and being tired ALL THE TIME, and I decided to go for it.  By the end of the day I had a job offer, and I said Yes!

It was hard giving my notice at the current job because they’re just so damn nice.  I did it yesterday, and my Supervisor said that the Contract job is going permanent in July, and I had a twang of “Am I doing the right thing?” but then I thought, I really don’t want to sign up for long-term Desktop Support, I want to keep pursuing the Security field.  And I don’t want to move closer to Denver and further away from my family, because my family ties are so strong.  So, I will work this short-term contract here in Longmont, and keep trying to get a Security internship or on-the-job training through the Workforce Center.  I let my landlord know that I will be staying in my apartment through the end of June (when this new job ends, unless they extend it) and if I’m jobless then I will move in with Mom and Dad and renew the search.  Having such an unsettled life is hard, but at least I’m working, and I’m grateful for that.

I’m also grateful for the weekend!!  And sleeping in!  And Spring!  And now I will get to enjoy it more, since I won’t be schlepping up and down the highway morning and night and just sleeping in between.  Also, totally unrelated, but I weighed myself this morning, and I have lost twenty pounds.  And I think it was all in my stomach!!  I don’t have the giant pregnant stomach any more!  Yay!!  I am super-grateful for that.  Using the LoseIt! app has helped me a lot to be aware of my caloric intake and exercise.

The final thing I have to say I’m grateful for is that I have been able to work this job like a totally normal person.  I haven’t had any erratic or jagged edges to my mood at work, and I come across as a nice, steady person.  Can you imagine that?!  I am really excited about that.  I hope this steady mood continues.  It makes me happy that I can do well on the job and be consistent.  What more could I ask for?

I hope you are all doing well.  I look forward to hearing from you in the Comments!  Peach out!

25 thoughts on “A New Job! With NO Commute!!

  1. “Bipolar Job Blog” is catchy!!!!! As you already know due to Twitter, I’m totally thrilled for you about the job & the whopping 20 lb weight loss. I really think you’re on an upswing and this is happening at your favorite time of year, too! Sending you lots of love. Let us know how the new job is, etc. And @LoseIt needs to kick it down for your promoting them – let’s give it another try on Twitter, LOL!!!!!! Tag me! XOXOXOXOX

      • I’m doing okay. A little manic, but dealing with it. We’re going to Seattle on Saturday to try and help my stepson, who’s on meth and indigent. He needs medical detox at the very least. He needs to be with his dad, and John needs to be with him. Baby steps.

  2. So wonderful, a job and the loss of 20lb! That is a large number of computers and a small number of admins, but at my last job, we came close to this, because we weren’t allowed to hire any more admins. It was doable by having the same build on all user’s machines and not storing any data directly on the user’s machines. If the problem couldn’t be solved in a few minutes, we’d reimage the machine if it was a software problem, no serious time spent locating the problem. If it was a hardware problem, it sometimes had to be repaired as soon as possible, but we did have some machines that could be subbed in a hurry. Good luck, have fun!

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