Good News/Bad News on the job front.

The Bad News: Just talked with my old contract house and they weren’t available to get the position changed to full-time and a higher pay rate.

The Good News: The original part-time $15/hr position is still a go and they’re willing to interview me if I’m interested.

I told them I was still interested seeing as it beats the hell out of nothing at all. If I continue to freelance with Compeople then perhaps I’ll be able to keep my head above water. My lease renewal is due at the end of this week and I was kinda using whether or not I landed this job as a deciding factor on if I should sign up for another year. As it stands I’m not sure if I should or not. My rep tried to cheer me up by telling me that part-time jobs often go to full-time inside the company before too much time passes, but that’s little comfort overall when I’ll be lucky if I earn $16,000 a year if it doesn’t.

So I’m still searching for a good paying full-time job some place. Or a winning lottery ticket. Whichever comes first.

5 thoughts on “Good News/Bad News on the job front.

  1. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I lost it for a bit this afternoon.

    The holidays are coming up and I am a bit of a materialist so I enjoy the whole giving and getting of gifts at Christmas and it’s unlikely I’ll be able to afford that at this point. I’m grateful that I’ll be able to spend time with my family during the holidays and it’s probably somewhat shallow of me that I put so much importance on being able to exchange presents, but that’s who I am. My wife doesn’t completely understand it and I’m trying to be less materialistic, but it’s a tough habit to break.

  2. Hey were all broke so at least that’s a family thing we have in common.  $15,000 is about $5,000 less then what I make and I work 40 plus hours a week.

  3. Les,
    Have you tried looking at the jobs on this site: http://tln.lib.mi.us/jobs/
    They are library jobs in SE Michigan (and sometimes other parts of Michigan). Many of the jobs are for various clerks which do not require a Master of Library Science but they still pay reasonably well. The Southfield public library has a Library Technical Clerk II position open right now that you could probably do in your sleep. Technically they want a Library Technical Assistant’s degree (a two year degree, but don’t ask me where you’d get one, I had never even heard of the thing until I read this job posting) but with your extensive technical background you should have no problem convincing them that you have more than enough skills and experience to do the job extremely well.

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