|jadzialove (jadzialove) wrote,|
@ 2012-02-26 01:38:00
|Entry tags:||movie rec, rec, rl|
Thank you for the LJ gifts torino10154 & synn! Receiving them reminded me that I have a journal and brought me here today.
Time for the quarterly update. heh.
Not really, but I do seem to drift hither and yon and forget to check in here too often. What has everyone been up to?
I seem to have quit my job. O_o Let's avoid the ugliness of the details and just say that, despite my crazy high tolerance for dysfunctional relationships, everyone has a breaking point, and I hit mine. And hit it giving only a week's notice (I wasn't certain at the time that I'd even make the full week). Luckily, I had a very civil conversation with the company's owner before I left and I was very helpful to everyone who had questions about what I did for them, and I left on good terms. Not good enough to be tempting to stay, though. And certainly not good enough to regret doing it, even though I've not worked since the end of January.
I've discovered that I like staying home way too much, though sadly it hasn't improved my housekeeping skills one bit. I've also learned that daytime TV sucks, and I'm watching a lot of crime shows. I'm trying not to be discouraged that I haven't had a nibble - I don't qualify for unemployment, so we're living on the one paycheck right now. That's not entirely true, the nibble thing, I've actually finally had some slight action from one of the Temp agencies I've submitted my resume to and had a job interview today at noon. I suck at interviews but rock at working, and I can never tell how these things have gone for me once they're over. She kept asking if I had any questions and of course my mind was blank. Beyond looking at the company online, I hadn't given it much thought (what I'd need from her), since it's a temp to perm position and I'll be dealing with the agency as far as money, and I thought asking about benefits was a bit presumptuous at this stage of the game. I don't know, we'll see. The position might not even be available for a few weeks, but the company sounds great and they have virtually zero turn-over, which means happy employees -- they're adding the position because of an increase in business not because someone is leaving. Anyway, I'm not getting my hopes up. Chances are they'll wait too long and in the meantime a dinky crowded office with run down furniture and ancient equipment, a crazy micro-managing boss and no benefits will call for a temp and I'll end up there. *sighs* And even with that happy thought, I still don't regret leaving my job...
Just finished reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett and it's even better than the movie, which was wonderful.
If you're a sci-fi lover and have never seen Paul with Kristen Wigg and Simon Pegg, you are truly missing out. This movie was excellent, excellent fun. I think it was marketed entirely wrong - I am their target audience and I never even considered seeing it at the theater. Watch it on cable or NetFlix it, whatever, buy it even - it'll be worth the cost.
Last thing for now: Whether you are aware of or not and whatever your feelings might be regarding the insanely misogynistic and invasive bills that the Republicans and Tea idiots (who will tell you that they are for less government, as long as you're speaking about big business and the NRA - your reproductive organs and personal health are fair game apparently) are trying to push through the Virginia House and Senate, you really must go read this short story: ILU-486 It's a brilliant and terrifyingly plausible look at how things might proceed in the not so distant future.