Friday, December 29, 2006



Well, today I put behind me yet another project that dragged on too long for no good reason. Obviously, I'm not exactly sad about moving on, but I will miss this office park. Sure, it lacks wifi and cars are constantly circling it, but it was a pleasant, chill place to eat lunch and write a blog post. And I got free ice cream here once, and who doesn't love free ice cream, aside from holier-than-thou bloggers (http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20061228/tc_zd/197493) who will not accept anything for free, even if they could turn around and donate it to a person in need.



CateGoogles: waste_of_time
Mood = pleasant

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Looking forward to a fresh year


5 Comments:

  1. Hmm, perhaps I'm just that dense, but what are you talking about here? Did you quit your job, decide to blog in a different office park, or what? :)

    By Anonymous Cheryl, at 12/29/2006 07:33:00 PM
     

  2. Wrapped up my job here. Will be doing something else next week. Not sure what yet.

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 12/29/2006 10:44:00 PM
     

  3. Ah... Well, congrats on the fresh start. Good luck with your next job! :)

    By Anonymous Cheryl, at 12/30/2006 10:11:00 PM
     

  4. Sumocat, if you don't mind, can you tell us a little on what you do?

    By Anonymous Michael Venini, at 1/02/2007 10:33:00 AM
     

  5. Not much to tell. I've been floating around as a temp for the past few years, pretty much since my cool copywriter job evaporated (along with the company I worked for).

    As a temp, I have worked for a defense contractor, a number of home developers (including the one I just finished), an oil company, and an international arms dealer, among others. One of the most memorable was a custom home project (I worked the construction office), and I mean *custom*. The bathrooms featured hand-selected Italian marble, which the owners hand-selected in Italy.

    Type of work varies, but I'm pretty much a data worker. Occasionally my mad computer skillz (as opposed to my normal computer skills with an "s") come into play, but usually it's just me making my life easier. I've actually cut a couple of jobs short because I rocked a spreadsheet with macros and formulas. And don't even ask how I organize with Outlook. It's embarrassing how few office workers know how to properly use their office apps.

    Sounds like most of these jobs are lame, and they are, but I am still holding out for a worthwhile company. One I was really excited about provided enterprise-level Internet access via satellite. But they turned out to be clowns. Too many flaws to list and more than enough to scare me off.

    So, right now I'm waiting for another job. I like project-driven work, gives me a definite goal and tends to be more challenging, but I take normal temp jobs too. Some people need job security, but I like the freedom of movement, and I have plenty of security in my personal life. Will need something permanent eventually, but I don't mind broadening my experiences in the meantime.

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 1/02/2007 11:33:00 AM
     

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