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November 19th, 2002
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Well, that was unexpected
I had a voice mail from my boss this morning. She called after I left yesterday, saying that she had meant to meet with me yesterday about extending my contract but had gotten bogged down in meetings. So we just met now.

I had expected that it would be about extending the contract for the current stuff, since it is certainly behind schedule. It turns out that it's for a more general editorial position, most likely involving technology products (e-books, PowerPoint slides, stuff like that), probably some proofreading and such. It would start nowish and go through until June. This position opened up because someone unexpectedly resigned due to an upcoming baby. So, I guess I would still be doing the stuff I'm doing now until it's done, but I would stay on and start doing the other stuff.

She said she'd like to know in a week or so if it's something I'd seriously consider or not. I wanted to take some time to think about it, but I'm pretty sure that I'll take it. It's really hard to pass up guaranteed employment, since I don't really know what other kind of job I could find. Also, it sounds like it would be some interesting stuff, stuff I haven't done before. And it seems that they appreciate me, which is something I haven't often felt in a job, certainly not at Prentice Hall. And there is absolutely no chance that I would be actually writing textbooks, since they don't do that stuff here. The writing is done by outside contactors. The whole writing part was what I really didn't like about my job at Prentice Hall. So, it sounds like I'd get to do some proofreading stuff and also some planning/brainstorming stuff, which is also appealing. Really, that's what I need to be doing: be involved in theplanning and in the fixing, and leave the meat of the development work to someone else.

So, I think this could be good. I think I will tell my boss later this week that it's something that I would seriously consider. So, we'll see.

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From:bitty
Date:November 19th, 2002 07:48 am (UTC)
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go you!
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From:zzbottom
Date:November 19th, 2002 08:08 am (UTC)
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Very cool news. :) Seems like you're really starting to flesh out what it is you'd like to be doing with yourself. Very cool, indeed.
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From:queue
Date:November 19th, 2002 08:28 am (UTC)
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Of course, it's not like I can actually go out and find this stuff. Things seem to fall into my lap a lot. And, hey, if something falls in my lap, that means I don't have to go out and look for something else. Blah. Was thinking about that trend in my life, especially my job life, last night (or was it this morning? Meteor viewing is skewing my time sense).
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From:zzbottom
Date:November 19th, 2002 08:50 am (UTC)
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I've had similar sorts of thoughts about things in my life. I find it easier to not question sequences and reasons. Look at where I live now? Who is responsible for that? You were certainly vital, but any more vital than Jillian? I mean, I wouldn't have moved to Boston alone without her support in my life's journey and my poly needs. So maybe she's the reason? Or maybe the reason is Kate, my ex? She certainly taught me a lot about expectations and if not for the lessons learned through mistake with her, I probably wouldn't have had such a long relationship with Hrafn. But maybe it's Cindy? Or Julie? Or my Dad?

It all just happens, I am just along for the ride. :)
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From:slinkr
Date:November 19th, 2002 10:31 am (UTC)
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You could give yourself more credit than that. After all, if you were really waiting for things to fall into your lap, you'd still be at Prentice Hall.

Besides, this is generally not a great time for going out and looking.
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From:hrafn
Date:November 19th, 2002 08:26 am (UTC)
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Cool.
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From:magid
Date:November 19th, 2002 08:56 am (UTC)
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Sounds like you'd enjoy it, learning new things, doing new things.

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