The Thing About Temp Jobs…

They’re very temporary.

I’m once again among the legion of the unemployed. I thought I had a few more weeks, but they decided to start culling the temps, and my error numbers didn’t make the cut. I know I was trained faster than most, because I catch on to things super fast, and I’m fairly sure, based on observed volume of paper, that I was rapidly outstripping others in pace (and had actually e-mailed about my speed to ask if I had, as I suspected, enough buffer in my times to slow down and spend more time on error checking,) but they simply didn’t have the time to allow me to work out the speed to error balance…. so that’s the end of that.

Regardless, at the least it got me out of the house for a while, helped me work out a much more productive sleep schedule, and broke up the unemployment blahs. I was starting to go out of my mind not working, and having done so even for only 4 weeks has re-set my sedentary state intolerance levels.

I didn’t work there long enough to start a new claim based on this job, so now I have to see if I’m still eligible for the extension I was eligible for off the old job. Then I’m going to get back to work on finding other work. I still think I have what it takes for data entry and clerical, it’s just going to take a little work to find my stride, and meanwhile I am still on the Painter’s Union waiting list for an apprenticeship, have a few jobs I’m being considered for in my field, and a freelance offer.

For the first time on a day I lost my job I can honestly say… I think I’m going to be just fine.


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