Archive for March, 2009

The Beginning of the End

With the job coming to a close, I have a lot of free time. A LOT. Which sort of sucks, but then again, that is also a part of why I am leaving. Because there’s nothing to do. I just hate a slow office. I liked this job, but there also wasn’t a lot of stuff to do. Sure, I’ve got my average weekly tasks, but I can do those really quickly. Then there’s oh, another 4 days in the week to kill. I guess technology does that to a job.
I don’t even know how much longer they are going to be able to survive. The bank acct doesn’t look great, and other people are thinking of leaving as well. Actually, one of the staff members is actually going away to volunteer for 6 months, so he’ll be done in a month and a half. And he’s the best designer!
I wonder what it’s like to have a business come to a hault like that? This was started by two friends– do they feel a sense of failure? Actually, one of them just went on a vacation, so I guess they either are blind to how close they are to losing the business, or they are overly optimistic.
Neither one seems like the right answer in this economy.
Then again, they aren’t living paycheque to paycheque, so they’re pretty taken care of I’m sure.
I guess it’s never really the job I mind leaving, but the people that I miss the most.

I got a new job, PHEW TO THE MAX

Hey dudes. FEAR NOT, for a I got a new job. Let us all rejoice. I got a job with an animal shelter, so I get to work with dogs in the office. Pretty sweet.
I may get to bring my dogs to work every few days or so, but first we must test to see if they get along with the other office dogs. Which might not go so well since Zelda doesn’t like big dogs all that much.
BUT, at least I got a new job. That I am happy about.
Now I have to quit the current almost laid off job. Bleh!

Well, I got partially laid off

That’s right, I am going to be half laid off in two weeks. Which means I have two weeks to find either another part time job, or I need to find a full time job.
At first I wanted to puke, now I think it might be a really good opportunity to pursue something else. Though I might have an interview with another design firm. Which would probably be the same. But I will hopefully find something with a boss that’s a little less anal. That would be nice.
How are all of you? I’m sorry I’m not back to 100% blogging, but the stress of all of this layoff stuff has made my stomach and digestive system a war-zone, and indigestion and bad poops don’t make me want to blog! Wait, poop sort of does, but I don’t really want you to know the consistency of my poop, and I doubt you want to know that much about my life!
I’ve got a few prospects though, so I’m excited, one of which is an animal shelter. Don’t worry, it’s not the one that jerked me around last year. Oh brother, thank goodness it’s not that one.
Though I will say that one nonprofit called me “overqualified.” But they still want to interview me, which is good.
I still feel pretty sick about all of this. It’s a tough thing, a layoff, and I’m not even fully laid off. However, I was told I am the least valuable because I don’t bring in any billable time, which is pretty insulting. Yes, I love being the office bitch, can I please do the dishes every week?! AWESOME.
Hopefully I get to do something more meaningful, and hopefully someone wants to pay me full time for it.
I hope none of you have been laid off. God it’s so awful. Even Steve got laid off. These are some seriously rough times dudes.

Layoffs are afoot

Looks like I might get laid off as soon as next week. i am super bummed.

A whole lot of pug in the office

Well folks, the pugs are with me in the office this morning, we’ll have to see how this turns out! I’ll be posting my tweets from twitter later today as the fun progresses!

Time Flies

Sometimes the weight of being an adult can be really tiring. For instance, my better half is currently working two jobs, which leaves me without help around the house. Which leaves me to clean, and cook, and take care of the dogs. That’s probably enough to fill the weeknights on a normal week. Add to that constant trips to the chiropractor for my crooked spine, grocery shopping trips, laundry, and the fact that this week not only is the parking garage being cleaned, but the dryer vents too. That means the dogs are coming to work with me tomorrow. That *should* be fine, but I am also too tired to deal with it if they go apeshit in the office. Hell, at this point I’d let them start a garbage fire in here.
Also add to that the fact that my medication makes me tired on a GOOD day, not to mention the very busy days I seem to have been having recently. Someone had better let me know if they develop a device that can stop time, because I’d like a month off.
Frankly all I want to do today is go home, have a nap, and rest on the sofa for the evening. Instead I have to run over to the parking lot by my house, pick up my car, drive it home, get the dogs their dinner, make my own dinner, go to the chiropractor, and then come back and make sure the apartment is clean because there are going to be some random duct-cleaning people in the apartment.
Maybe I should start napping under my desk.
Hopefully next week will be slower and I can just lay the hell down!


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