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Well, that didn't last long.

Contracting company (that annoys me) wants me to work in November (and possibly longer, but I haven't promised them anything yet.) It'll be doing very similar work to what I was doing (so... still boring depressing job), but it'll be the kind of work that I can do while listening to audiobooks, and it won't be QUITE as depressing as the other job? Mostly just boring, but boring I can deal with.

Anyway, this really puts a spanner in my plans for November - which was to do a sort of mini-nanowrimo for the fantasy novel that I want to write, as well as finish up the S8 rewatch and update the clothing catalogue (all while timelining the new season). Not to mention that I have a crochet commission for a friend to finish up... and also a just-started sewing project currently taking up nearly all of my kitchen counter (makes it hard to cook too.)

I guess, in retrospect, I should have been more productive in October... but I was too busy enjoying the fact that I didn't HAVE to do anything that I didn't feel like doing at any given moment. It was glorious. One thing is for sure though - I'm going to have to lay off the obsessive fic-reading for a while if I want to get anything done. (I also have a stack of physical books that are demanding to be read.)

Anyway... I guess we'll see what happens. I'm still debating what I should do next, career-wise, and it's true that I didn't HAVE to take this job - but the fact of the matter is that money is nice to have and working in November will ensure that I have money until January, which gives me just that much more time to find something else or figure out what I'm doing otherwise.

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metallidean_grl
Oct. 31st, 2013 04:07 am (UTC)
It's unfair, isn't it, when responsibility and the need to work for a living gets in the way having fun. I hate that.

At least in the next month, while you are working you can think about what to do, as well as searching and applying (maybe). The fact that this company came to you asking for your help is flattering, right? Boring is easy to do while doing something else. I like those kind of jobs. Good luck!
hells_half_acre
Oct. 31st, 2013 05:14 am (UTC)
Thanks!

It is nice to know that they're still willing to hire me for work - which means that my distaste of the job hasn't affected my performance over the years as much as it feels it does. :P

And yeah, this will give me a little more of a cushion when it comes to looking for something else. And it's not like my previous contract where I had to sign on for 6 months at a time. So far it seems like I can just work November and then walk away if I want.
metallidean_grl
Oct. 31st, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
That's a great thing that you didn't have to sign a 6 month contract, so you can walk away once this project is done with, if you want. Gives you some autonomy and freedom to choose for yourself instead of being dictated to.
hells_half_acre
Oct. 31st, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
Exactly, and the reason I left the other job was that I just could fathom strapping myself in for another 6 months of it. So, it feels better to avoid that for a while.
kuhekabir
Oct. 31st, 2013 07:38 am (UTC)
Good for you!
hells_half_acre
Oct. 31st, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
daisychain1957
Oct. 31st, 2013 07:54 am (UTC)
Good luck in deciding what to do in the long-term :)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 31st, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
supernutjapan
Oct. 31st, 2013 10:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know exactly how you feel. I took an extremely boring translation job this week because they gave me a raise and begged. Oh well, we need the money. It's totally screwing with my play schedule like making a video, writing my rewatch comments... sound familiar? ;)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 31st, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
Haha, indeed, it does sound familiar.

If only I could pay my rent in Supernatural rewatches. :P
supernutjapan
Oct. 31st, 2013 10:58 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. We need to think about this seriously for the future...

;)
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