radlilim: (FF Shiny)
I had a good last day of work at the post office. Everyone from my area brought in treats (cookies, brownies, soda, chips, etc.) and they all wished me good luck. I even got a card signed by everyone. it was really nice, I've never gotten a send off from a job like that before. Makes me feel wanted.

Did not get anything similar from Laserwords, though everyone did ask me to keep a look out for job openings at Omnipress for them.

Been a decent day so far, even with the kicky weather. Looking forward to 2 days of sleeping in this weekend.
radlilim: (FF Shiny)
I had a good last day of work at the post office. Everyone from my area brought in treats (cookies, brownies, soda, chips, etc.) and they all wished me good luck. I even got a card signed by everyone. it was really nice, I've never gotten a send off from a job like that before. Makes me feel wanted.

Did not get anything similar from Laserwords, though everyone did ask me to keep a look out for job openings at Omnipress for them.

Been a decent day so far, even with the kicky weather. Looking forward to 2 days of sleeping in this weekend.
radlilim: (SN Dean approves)
Wow, I have zero intrest in working at the post office this week. I will. of course, my work ethic is too high to skip out. But no staying late (plus I still have free lancing at Laserwords this week). All I am hearing is how much I will be missed. Especially since next week is the big tax week, one of the heaviest weeks for mail volume all year. I feel a little bad, but not too much.

I picked up a XML and XSLT book today. It sounds like one of the draws to hiring me was my experience with that. So I think I should brush up this week, since I haven't used it in like six years. It shouldn't be a problem, but they did say they'd like me to teach it to other people, and I need to firm up my knowledge before that happens.

We had celebratory dinner at the Tornado Room last night. Yummy as ever. Steak is good.

Next Monday can not come soon enough.
radlilim: (SN Dean approves)
Wow, I have zero intrest in working at the post office this week. I will. of course, my work ethic is too high to skip out. But no staying late (plus I still have free lancing at Laserwords this week). All I am hearing is how much I will be missed. Especially since next week is the big tax week, one of the heaviest weeks for mail volume all year. I feel a little bad, but not too much.

I picked up a XML and XSLT book today. It sounds like one of the draws to hiring me was my experience with that. So I think I should brush up this week, since I haven't used it in like six years. It shouldn't be a problem, but they did say they'd like me to teach it to other people, and I need to firm up my knowledge before that happens.

We had celebratory dinner at the Tornado Room last night. Yummy as ever. Steak is good.

Next Monday can not come soon enough.
radlilim: (Default)
I was put in charge of my area at the post office today. Which is kinda crazy since I've been there for about 3 months. The guy who is usually back there had to cover for someone else and his back up is off this week. The third choice is pretty useless, and it turns out I'm faster than that guy. So I was telling the others what to do (though they know their jobs, they've both been there longer than me), deciding what task to do next. And I was in charge of all of the accountable mail (delivery confirmation, certified mail, registered mail, etc.). It went well and I was told a few times that they wish I wasn't leaving. Which makes me feel good, but I'm still excited to be out of there in a week.

It snowed again today. I don't think it will stick, but not nice weather at all.

All of the paperwork for Areoteck/Omnipress is filled out. I'm all set to go. And I'm really excited that I get insurance though Areoteck right away (advantages to starting out as a temp through an agency). I really need new glasses, mine are so scratched up. So I need to look into that insurance and get into an eye doctor soon. It's also nice to know I'll have health insurance as I start playing softball and volleyball soon.

Laura, Jack and co. are having fun in Thailand. They are there with Laura's in-laws for spring break. I'm looking forward to a few months when they come back home and I can see them.
radlilim: (Default)
I was put in charge of my area at the post office today. Which is kinda crazy since I've been there for about 3 months. The guy who is usually back there had to cover for someone else and his back up is off this week. The third choice is pretty useless, and it turns out I'm faster than that guy. So I was telling the others what to do (though they know their jobs, they've both been there longer than me), deciding what task to do next. And I was in charge of all of the accountable mail (delivery confirmation, certified mail, registered mail, etc.). It went well and I was told a few times that they wish I wasn't leaving. Which makes me feel good, but I'm still excited to be out of there in a week.

It snowed again today. I don't think it will stick, but not nice weather at all.

All of the paperwork for Areoteck/Omnipress is filled out. I'm all set to go. And I'm really excited that I get insurance though Areoteck right away (advantages to starting out as a temp through an agency). I really need new glasses, mine are so scratched up. So I need to look into that insurance and get into an eye doctor soon. It's also nice to know I'll have health insurance as I start playing softball and volleyball soon.

Laura, Jack and co. are having fun in Thailand. They are there with Laura's in-laws for spring break. I'm looking forward to a few months when they come back home and I can see them.
radlilim: (Default)
The on site interview at Omnipress went well. I was supposed to meet with the hiring manager first, then the team. It seems the team was mostly gone since it was Friday. So I am going back tomorrow to meet with them (third interview). It sounds like they are leaning towards to offering me the production position over the project manager one. I'd prefer the project manager, just because I think it's a new direction and would be more fun and challenging. But I can start in production (mostly web stuff) and move on from there. Not that I have a job offer yet.

I played volleyball on Sunday, my team needed a sub. It was the last games of this season, so I made one week all season. Not a bad thing, the break was fine. And I played fine, I didn't seem to forget anything and played well. And didn't hurt myself, though I'm a little sore.

It's a rough week at the post office, since the two main organizer people that work in my area are gone this week. So we have slower and/or less confident people instead. And I just need to not stress about it. cause clearly management doesn't, so why should I?

I continue to work at Laserwords. On to my second project, as the one I had been helping with is on the way to the printer. No idea when that job will end, yet.
radlilim: (Default)
The on site interview at Omnipress went well. I was supposed to meet with the hiring manager first, then the team. It seems the team was mostly gone since it was Friday. So I am going back tomorrow to meet with them (third interview). It sounds like they are leaning towards to offering me the production position over the project manager one. I'd prefer the project manager, just because I think it's a new direction and would be more fun and challenging. But I can start in production (mostly web stuff) and move on from there. Not that I have a job offer yet.

I played volleyball on Sunday, my team needed a sub. It was the last games of this season, so I made one week all season. Not a bad thing, the break was fine. And I played fine, I didn't seem to forget anything and played well. And didn't hurt myself, though I'm a little sore.

It's a rough week at the post office, since the two main organizer people that work in my area are gone this week. So we have slower and/or less confident people instead. And I just need to not stress about it. cause clearly management doesn't, so why should I?

I continue to work at Laserwords. On to my second project, as the one I had been helping with is on the way to the printer. No idea when that job will end, yet.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
Today was a long day. Six hours at the post office, then 4 hours at Laserwords. Then I got called into work at the mall because someone was sick. So I worked like 13 hours. Looog day.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
Today was a long day. Six hours at the post office, then 4 hours at Laserwords. Then I got called into work at the mall because someone was sick. So I worked like 13 hours. Looog day.
radlilim: (Default)
Glee was fun (I know, took me forever to watch it). Loved Kathy, she was just awesome. It was great hearing Kurt/Chris sing again. Good duets by the boys. "Yeah" for the kiss, subtle, less fan fair than expected. But done as just another event in the show, which is even better, IMO. Though with New Directions winning, means we won't hear much from Kurt of Blaine again, I'd hazard a guess. Unless Kurt goes back to McKinnely or something. Maybe they both will transfer, one can hope.

In other news, crazy week. With the possible change in my job at the post office and the part-time gig at Laserwords (which looks like I can do and still go to school, as long as I'm done before classes start--which is the plan), it'd have been weird enough. But I interviewed with another techy temp company on Thursday, at almost no notice, because they have a position they want me to interview with at Omnipress as a web application project manager. I should have that phone interview next week. And another application I sent in paid off in an interview next Tuesday with Springs Window Fashions as a web designer. Plus I have another phone interview with Weather Central for a Web Designer next Wednesday, time to be determined. Oh, and Quad called me back, saying they might be hiring even more people than they thought, and they will call me back if that happens. Probably no news on that for a few months, so I might have something else by then, but it's nice to know that they did like me, just not as much as someone else.

When it rains it pours, you know?
radlilim: (Default)
Glee was fun (I know, took me forever to watch it). Loved Kathy, she was just awesome. It was great hearing Kurt/Chris sing again. Good duets by the boys. "Yeah" for the kiss, subtle, less fan fair than expected. But done as just another event in the show, which is even better, IMO. Though with New Directions winning, means we won't hear much from Kurt of Blaine again, I'd hazard a guess. Unless Kurt goes back to McKinnely or something. Maybe they both will transfer, one can hope.

In other news, crazy week. With the possible change in my job at the post office and the part-time gig at Laserwords (which looks like I can do and still go to school, as long as I'm done before classes start--which is the plan), it'd have been weird enough. But I interviewed with another techy temp company on Thursday, at almost no notice, because they have a position they want me to interview with at Omnipress as a web application project manager. I should have that phone interview next week. And another application I sent in paid off in an interview next Tuesday with Springs Window Fashions as a web designer. Plus I have another phone interview with Weather Central for a Web Designer next Wednesday, time to be determined. Oh, and Quad called me back, saying they might be hiring even more people than they thought, and they will call me back if that happens. Probably no news on that for a few months, so I might have something else by then, but it's nice to know that they did like me, just not as much as someone else.

When it rains it pours, you know?
radlilim: (SN Dean approves)
I finally got around to watching A Very Potter Musical by Darin Criss and StarKid productions. It was great and hilarious. Darin was as good as expected. I really liked Joe Walker though, he played Voldemort. He's was just awesome. I'm planning on watching the squeal soon, though since Volddy died at the end of the first one, but I hear that Joe is playing Dolores, which should be awesome too.

There is interesting / good news at the post office. The current union contract for postal workers is expiring in May. So the union and the post office has been working on a new one for the next four years. I saw an article summing up the features of the new one today. The plan that affects me is they will get rid of the casual positions (which is what I am) and replace them with a new, lower level full time position. I'd start out at a wage lower than a career employee, but higher than what I'm at now. And I'd get benefits as long as I'm working over 30 hours a week. I'd have to join the union and pay dues, but this way people like me would be controlled more by the unions. As it is now, the unions have no say in my work, and the post office can over work and under pay me, basically undercutting the union workers. I'd be for it, more money and government insurance would be awesome. I could stop job hunting and focus on going to school. We'll see what they figure out in a month or so.
radlilim: (SN Dean approves)
I finally got around to watching A Very Potter Musical by Darin Criss and StarKid productions. It was great and hilarious. Darin was as good as expected. I really liked Joe Walker though, he played Voldemort. He's was just awesome. I'm planning on watching the squeal soon, though since Volddy died at the end of the first one, but I hear that Joe is playing Dolores, which should be awesome too.

There is interesting / good news at the post office. The current union contract for postal workers is expiring in May. So the union and the post office has been working on a new one for the next four years. I saw an article summing up the features of the new one today. The plan that affects me is they will get rid of the casual positions (which is what I am) and replace them with a new, lower level full time position. I'd start out at a wage lower than a career employee, but higher than what I'm at now. And I'd get benefits as long as I'm working over 30 hours a week. I'd have to join the union and pay dues, but this way people like me would be controlled more by the unions. As it is now, the unions have no say in my work, and the post office can over work and under pay me, basically undercutting the union workers. I'd be for it, more money and government insurance would be awesome. I could stop job hunting and focus on going to school. We'll see what they figure out in a month or so.
radlilim: (FF Shiny)
Some random thoughts from this week's episode of Cowry Catchers, the podcast by [livejournal.com profile] faunus. If you don't listen (and why is that, BTW?), you probably won't understand.

1. When voicing to Gerard list off the things he and Dakar need for survival, it sounded just like Ishmael Wong get ready for some obstacle in one of the Solat Clipper stories. But Nathan Lowell still adds so much more emotion to Gerard that was the first time I was reminded of the other character.

2. Big Ancklvich (form the Dunesteef podacst) did such an awesome job as that Hunti slaver. I was cracking up from the accent and I never thought that hyaena-esk giggle could come from him.

3. I'm wondering if Abbie went to some audio editing class between books, cause she has had nothing but cliffhangers for every episode this book. If I didn't know what was going to happen I'd be just as crazy as everyone else on her forums. She's doing great.


In non-podcast news, I'm hovering just under 160 lbs these days. I don't think I've been this thin since college (before the freshmen 15). The diet/lifestyle change Paul has us on is helping, I'm sure. Plus the fact that I'm still pretty active at the post office. When I do get a new job I have to figure out how to keep off the cubical weight. I wish I had more time for yoga.

Nothing from Quad yet... and the applications keep going out.
radlilim: (FF Shiny)
Some random thoughts from this week's episode of Cowry Catchers, the podcast by [livejournal.com profile] faunus. If you don't listen (and why is that, BTW?), you probably won't understand.

1. When voicing to Gerard list off the things he and Dakar need for survival, it sounded just like Ishmael Wong get ready for some obstacle in one of the Solat Clipper stories. But Nathan Lowell still adds so much more emotion to Gerard that was the first time I was reminded of the other character.

2. Big Ancklvich (form the Dunesteef podacst) did such an awesome job as that Hunti slaver. I was cracking up from the accent and I never thought that hyaena-esk giggle could come from him.

3. I'm wondering if Abbie went to some audio editing class between books, cause she has had nothing but cliffhangers for every episode this book. If I didn't know what was going to happen I'd be just as crazy as everyone else on her forums. She's doing great.


In non-podcast news, I'm hovering just under 160 lbs these days. I don't think I've been this thin since college (before the freshmen 15). The diet/lifestyle change Paul has us on is helping, I'm sure. Plus the fact that I'm still pretty active at the post office. When I do get a new job I have to figure out how to keep off the cubical weight. I wish I had more time for yoga.

Nothing from Quad yet... and the applications keep going out.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
By 2:30 today I still hadn't heard from Quad, so I bit the bullet and called, hoping that I wasn't being pushy or that I'd get bad news. Turns out they were planning on calling me yet today. They have more interviews to do, it seems, and it might take them a week, or two, or three until they have a decision. So my feeling that they didn't have many candidates was totally wrong. But I'm still in the running, which at least isn't bad news. Job hunting is so stressful. I'm super tired today, and it's hard to stay positive.

I had my 80 day probationary review today at the post office. I am not sure I even knew that there was an 80 probationary period. But I got almost all outstandings, with a few satisfactories (I feel like I'm in Hogwarts). This doesn't actually mean anything. I'm not getting more money or anything. And if I had done "bad" I doubt they'd get rid of me. But it's nice to have it on paper that I'm a good worker. Should mean I can get a good reference if I need one.

In theory there is D&D this weekend, so I hope that will be fun and non-stressful. We all might have to relearn how to play and I have to double check where we are in the adventure. I might just tell everyone that we all have to have fun, weather they want to or not. The only free time we have is when we schedule it, and it needs to count.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
By 2:30 today I still hadn't heard from Quad, so I bit the bullet and called, hoping that I wasn't being pushy or that I'd get bad news. Turns out they were planning on calling me yet today. They have more interviews to do, it seems, and it might take them a week, or two, or three until they have a decision. So my feeling that they didn't have many candidates was totally wrong. But I'm still in the running, which at least isn't bad news. Job hunting is so stressful. I'm super tired today, and it's hard to stay positive.

I had my 80 day probationary review today at the post office. I am not sure I even knew that there was an 80 probationary period. But I got almost all outstandings, with a few satisfactories (I feel like I'm in Hogwarts). This doesn't actually mean anything. I'm not getting more money or anything. And if I had done "bad" I doubt they'd get rid of me. But it's nice to have it on paper that I'm a good worker. Should mean I can get a good reference if I need one.

In theory there is D&D this weekend, so I hope that will be fun and non-stressful. We all might have to relearn how to play and I have to double check where we are in the adventure. I might just tell everyone that we all have to have fun, weather they want to or not. The only free time we have is when we schedule it, and it needs to count.
radlilim: (gay podcasts chest)
I don't have as much time to listen to podcasts as I used to. I can't really do it at the post office, since there are people I have to talk to all the time and customers come in for there mail through out the day. So I've started to listen when I can, walking JP, cleaning the house, driving (i.e. through my radio via a cradle for the iPhone). I'm caught up on the ones I really like, Cowry Catches and The Starter by Sigler (which just started and a new gay character was just introduced--a well done gay character).

I was listening to Escape Pod, the sci-fi short story podcast I like. The sci-fi can be hit or miss, though most of them I like. Sci-fi stories often has a political or social message, and I don't like that. I just want entertainment from my short fiction, if I want a social/political commentary I can listen to the news. But the story I just listened to, Conditional Love was just awesome. Good medical sci-fi, strong-twist ending. Just great. It's a good intro to the podcast.
radlilim: (gay podcasts chest)
I don't have as much time to listen to podcasts as I used to. I can't really do it at the post office, since there are people I have to talk to all the time and customers come in for there mail through out the day. So I've started to listen when I can, walking JP, cleaning the house, driving (i.e. through my radio via a cradle for the iPhone). I'm caught up on the ones I really like, Cowry Catches and The Starter by Sigler (which just started and a new gay character was just introduced--a well done gay character).

I was listening to Escape Pod, the sci-fi short story podcast I like. The sci-fi can be hit or miss, though most of them I like. Sci-fi stories often has a political or social message, and I don't like that. I just want entertainment from my short fiction, if I want a social/political commentary I can listen to the news. But the story I just listened to, Conditional Love was just awesome. Good medical sci-fi, strong-twist ending. Just great. It's a good intro to the podcast.

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