unemployment diary, day 17
Yesterday actually saw some encouraging developments. While I was at the grocery, my cell phone rang; it was a representative from the consulting firm recommended to me by No Watermelons Allowed's J. Bowen (and thanks, again, J.!). He wants me to come in Monday for a get-acquainted session -- an interview of sorts, at least. It's unlikely to lead directly to a job, but it should help the gentleman know how to place me. And at least it's something.
I also got a call from Kelly Services just before the close of business hours, as I was making dinner. The recruiter was calling about a tech writer position they had for Eli Lilly, but unfortunately it's for an 18-month contract, and I had to tell her I'd already been there 18 months and so was no longer eligible for that kind of position.
And Bret cc'ed me on an email he sent to someone in his own company who might be able to use me. Thanx, Bret!
So yesterday I was sort of down because none of the pebbles I'd dropped down the employment well had seemed to make a splash, and lo and behold, the situation changes. I'm much more encouraged today. And evenings are better than the days, because I don't feel the pressure to be doing something, dig?
I have some freelance writing to do today, including several long-overdue pieces for Destroy All Monsters (Musashi has been very patient, and he too has my gratitude). After the museum, I'll likely spend the rest of the afternoon writing, but not here. Have a good weekend!
Update: In addition to handling the morning's news chores -- including posting this way-cool photo of Sonny Chiba as Zatoichi -- Musashi is touting the services of the DAM editors to any interested employers. Thanx again, Musashi!