I had a meeting today with my boss and his boss to discuss the status of my temporary position with the company. Turns out the company is about to implement a rotating co-op program that’ll have them bringing in college students on a regular basis to do what I’ve been doing and that program is probably going to be implemented in a month’s time or so and once it starts up my position will come to an end. Unfortunately they don’t have a full-time position to offer me as I had been hoping for. A smaller local branch office is rapidly growing smaller and it probably won’t be long before the full time PC Tech they have there will be moved up here.
I’ve not been pursuing other opportunities seriously in part because I was hoping this one would go full time. I love working here and I’ve learned a great deal in just the six months I’ve been on the job. My boss has been trying to get me in as a full time employee so I’m sure this is as much a disappointment for him as it is me, but I’m grateful to have had the chance to work at all given I was unemployed for 10 months prior to this. I took a bit of a gamble by not searching for something else and it didn’t pay off as I’d hoped. It’s time to polish up the old resume and get serious at looking for other opportunities.
Fortunately the company I work for is run by some decent folks and they’re not just patting me on the back and saying “sorry we couldn’t keep you.” The representatives that handle off-site contract employees are looking to see if they can find me something to do and my boss is contacting a web development team within the company that’s been overwhelmed with the website to see if they could use my skills in that area. Most of the company’s web pages are static and I have an obvious background in dynamic content systems. So there’s always the possibility I might just transition to a new role within the company, but I’m not going to count on it either.
Wish me luck.