Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ned gets a (temporary) job

First of all, I want to thank everyone who offered advice and support in connection with my job hunt. I am really touched that so many strangers took an interest in my problems.

The good news is that I have a temp job that starts tomorrow morning. The bad news is that I have to be there at 8 am. The better news is that I don't have to sell anything.

Now, is it a coincidence that just 30 hours after Snarky decides to help me find a job, I finally have one? (Cue Twilight Zone music.) Needless to say, I'll be on a sharp lookout for chihuahuas on the job site.

11 comments:

Kaimi said...

Congrats on your step forward, Ned. Hopefully it provides many happy returns. Or at least, many future paychecks.

And definitely keep an eye out for those chihuahuas. I hear that they taste pretty good, if cooked in a little olive oil with cumin seed and cinnamon.

Watt Mahoun said...

Yeehaa, Ned. Now you can watch movies like "Fight Club" and "Office Space" with added gusto. Don't wast any time hatching your first subversive plot...says the mormAnarchist. :-)

Kaimi, you wouldn't happen to be acquainted with Dr Lechter would you? "Having a friend for dinner...with fava beans and a nice..." er, glass of milk?

Beijing said...

A little tough and stringy, though, kind of like rat or squirrel.

Congrats, Ned!

I worked temp for a while. At one job, one of the permanent employees came by to meet me and said in cheery tones, "So, you're one of the temporary types!" My response: "I hope to God I'm not the temporary 'type.'" Nothing wrong with being a temp, but I know I prayed every day that for me it truly would be temporary.

Mark IV said...

Ned, I'm happy for you.

Just don't be like the last temp we had where I work. After two days on the job, he unwittingly propositioned the boss's daughter.

RoastedTomatoes said...

Congratulations, Ned! It's great to hear that your job situation is starting to work itself out.

D-Train said...

Hope this job starts to work for you, Ned. I really hope it involves sitting at a desk with a computer with hours to fill....can't imagine how you'd do that ;)

Pris said...

Temp jobs have certain benefits. I've been working a "temp" job for 18 months now.

"I really hope it involves sitting at a desk with a computer with hours to fill....can't imagine how you'd do that ;) "

Hmm...this sounds familiar, somehow...

m said...

so did they let you listen to your ipod at work?

do you have any career aspirations? what job did you have before this?

annegb said...

And we did pray for you. There's that. You know, I'm so glad I'm not a man. I would hate to have that responsibility.

Off the subject, but I often say to my sisters in the ward, "if you don't quit that, I'm going to eat your liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."

Stephen said...

Congrats on the job and wish you well.

NFlanders said...

Thanks, everyone. I am really touched by your concern. You've helped make this process easier.