Got a call a few moments ago from the local Best Buy store. They want to interview me on Thursday at 5PM for a possible part-time position on the Geek Squad. I was hoping for full-time, but apparently they start everyone off as part-time and they’re gearing up for the Holidays so it’s possible I could go full-time in short order. No idea what the pay rate will be, but it’s a moot point anyway as any money is still better than no money. With it being part-time I may be able to land a second job someplace else to see if I can’t make ends meet. I’m just pleased I’m finally getting to go on my first real interview for an actual position someplace in almost 8 months time. I have no idea if I could make a career by advancing through the Geek Squad ranks at Best Buy, but it’s a start and it’s still within my skill set. If nothing else, it keeps the wolves at bay for at least a little longer.
Also heard from Jonathan at Compeople, which is the company I’ve been doing freelance work for whenever they’ve had overflow, and he’s passed my resume on to an insurance company that’s looking for a network administrator to hire full-time. He spoke very highly of me and how, if he had enough work to justify it, he’d hire me full-time in a heartbeat. So perhaps that may produce another interview before too much longer. If you’re in South Eastern Michigan and you need some help with your computers either at home or your small business then give the folks at Compeople a call as they’ve been very helpful in keeping my ass afloat.
There’s always the chance that Steven Spielberg may happen upon this site at some point and be so impressed with my rugged good looks and spunky attitude that he casts me as a primary character in his next big project and I become an overnight celebrity as well, but until that happens at least it looks like I’ll be working someplace for awhile.