I’ll start with employment. Today, Bobbie sat me down and we had another talk…the kind which feels like a mini-performance review. She thinks I’m doing quite well. Only negative was that I probably shouldn’t be online so much (she’s away for the afternoon, so I feel ok posting) but that she hadn’t given me online guidlines yet anyway. Said she thought my time might be better spent for the company if, during my downtime (which is shrinking because I’m able to take on more projects–yay!), I read tenant files, especially tenant correspondance. That way I know who I’m working with.
That might sound boring, but it’s really like reading a story. I’ve already started with one of our more interesting tenants.
More importantly, she told me she’d finally gotten in touch with the placement agency. Our company has an arrangment with them that after a temp has worked X hours, the company can hire them without a bonus to the placement agency. She was unsure as to how many hours. Turns out it’s 675. :-p I’ve worked 221 of those so far. It looks like it’ll take until December.
That’s good and bad news. On the one hand, they’re not postponing my employment because they don’t like me, it’s just their policy. On the other, no raises until then. *sigh* We weren’t counting on the raise, but they’d be nice for debt-reduction and savings.
It was very nice to be open with Bobbie about this. I’d been too nervous to mention it to her. But now everything’s in the open. She won’t actually be doing the hiring, the boss one level higher will. So she also said she can’t make guarantees, but she expects everything to work out.
Since Bobbie’s gone and I’m done with my projects, I think I’m going to draft the craigslist posting, as well as reading tenant correspondance. That’ll be for sewing/hemming/some alterations. Hopefully Mr. Micah will help me make it sound even better. He’s better with advertising sometimes.
Second, based on a commenter’s reccomendation, I signed up with a site called Associated Content. I’m going to try to write two short personal finance articles for them per week. If they don’t accept it for pay, one can still get paid based views. I’ll link to these pieces from the blog and perhaps post them here. Certainly post them here if they’re not published.
I wish I had something more interesting to say, but it’s Friday afternoon and I’m sleepy. This morning was quite busy, full of phone calls and other such work. It was nice to be up and moving around and accomplishing things.
I’m feeling happy and sad about the hiring news. Happy that there’s nothing wrong with me. Happy that I have a timeline and a goal. Sad because I was hoping it would come sooner. Sad because I think the temp people were overly optimistic about the hiring process. Sad because I’m not great with waiting. I can do it but I won’t like it. Sad because we won’t have more money to save and pay off debts (though the other work will help!).
You also may notice that I took down the ads on my sidebar. Except for the Google Search one. I find google search bars handy, so that’s for the convenience of those who might need to use it.