I am back to work, for at least three days.

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, but I’ve been getting ready for what is probably the shortest job of my career. I was contacted by one of my former contract houses about a three-day assignment which started yesterday. I’m helping a company unbox, test, and set up IV pumps for a local hospital. Yesterday was the first day and it was about as tedious as you’d expect something like this to be, but the rules of unemployment say I cannot turn down an offered job no matter how ridiculously short it is. So I’m doing what I must and at least it’s mildly interesting in the getting to see the inner-workings of a hospital sort of way. I’ve been to this hospital before with Anne and I hadn’t realized that they make use of robots to cart stuff like linens and garbage bins around with. Probably because they stay contained to the lower level where no one outside of hospital staff ever sees them.

Anyway, it’s time that I left for work so I better get going. I’ll try to get back into the swing of posting more regularly soon.

3 comments

  1. I have been “On Call” part time for two years, now. Welcome to the club! I’m not sure just who that “Stimulus Package” is stimulating, but it certainly isn’t you or me. :)

    Peace.

  2. Apparently we were a lot more efficient than they had planned on as the three-day job became a two-day ending today.

    I’m not too upset about it as it wasn’t all that exciting, but it was two days of being a productive member of society at least.

  3. I’ve been doing contract work for about 6 years now, in addition to the occasional clients I pick up on my own. The projects have ranged in length from a year or more, all the way down to a few days. It’s not a bad life – if you can manage to segue from one project to the next. However, I have had a few breaks in between that turned into month-long unpaid vacations. I try to keep a little extra cash in savings for those lean in-between times.

    If you haven’t done so already, get registered at all the temp agencies that place jobs in your field. That might get the phone ringing some more.

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