Sunday, May 24, 2015

College #75 and News on the Job Front

First things first, of course - the stitching!



I'm about 2,000 stitches into page 20 right now and I feel like I'm tantalizingly close to finishing this project. As it stands, I'm just over 82% done, but that still feels really close! I also feel like I'm stitching faster (when I get the chance to stitch these days).  Either way, I'm getting there! And I'm excited about getting there! It will feel really great to get a BAP out of the way, even if I do have a million more to go.

On the job front some interesting things have happened. A few weeks ago I signed on with a temp agency thinking that it would be good to get some income while I was still looking for full time work. I've been placed on yet another eligibility list with a public library, but truth be told I'm not super excited about public library work. Yeah, it's a library, but it's not something I truly enjoy. I'd much rather go into records management. The temp agency tried to get me to do paralegal work, and I just wasn't having any of it. So they set me up with a temp receptionist position for a few days and kept scoping around for work.

In the meantime, I accepted a PA job with the BattleBots TV show, thinking it would be a fun way to pass the time.

While at the temp job, the agency set me up with an interview with a top tier law firm that needs help with their records management department. I ended up getting the job! So, basically, I have a job now, although it's temporary. However, if they like me enough, if their budget allows, if I'm awesome, there is potential for a permanent hire. So I guess that isn't too bad.

The only thing is that I was still signed on for BattleBots. I went to work the set Monday and quickly realized that this was not a feasible thing for me to do. I felt like I could do more good being at home, I had pre-employment paperwork and testing I needed to take care of, the drive was 4 hours roundtrip, and I was getting home at 1:15am only to have to get up early and do it all over again. It just wasn't going to work out. So I let production know, and they were really understanding about it. I hate flaking out on work like that, but sometimes you have to do what's right by you.There was some miscommunication, too, and the call lists weren't being sent out until 10:30pm the night before, which is really, really late. That being said, if you're in the states you should watch BattleBots on ABC June 21st.

In other news, I've taken up the nearly impossible task of taking care of my parent's yards. The backyard is half vegetable garden and half dead wilderness. I have a complete understanding of the fact that we're in a drought, but that doesn't mean the yard has to be full of weeds and dead grass. There are plenty of drought resistant native plants that can go in that would definitely be an upgrade to the hot mess out there right now. The front yard needs some work too. So I'm taking on that challenge full force.

With that, happy stitching, everyone!


Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Congrats! That sounds awesome!

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Congrats! That sounds awesome!

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Yay for mutiple job options! Good luck at the law firm, and with the yard work. The College looks great.

demeter83 said...

Your stitching looks fantastic, congrats on that.
And congratulations on the job, that's brilliant!

Jennifer M. said...

College looks great. Congrats on the job.

Linda said...

Great progress Ewa. Good luck with the job.


Pull the other thread said...

Great stitching progress. Grats on the job front, best of luck with it :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You're a popular girl! Hoe you love the new job and they keep you permanently.
Great progress on College too, you really are on the home straight now.

Good luck with the desert garden too.

Renee said...

I just love watching your progress on this piece! Congratulations on the job, that is fantastic!

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Great work on College and congratulations on that job =) I hope all goes well =)