Thursday, February 24, 2005

My first week as a TEMP with Jan Brewer!

I am not sure how this was done, but the agency that I work for, got me a gig with my state government. I figured I would be bared from any work with any agency, but not so.

I also figured I would need to get a background check again. Not. Fingerprinted? No way, Jose

My interview at the agency consisted of probing questions like :

  • "What kind of things are you in to?
    "What do you want to do?"
Answer: "Um, I guess internet surfing isn't a real paid position is it?" I just kept nodding off and saying " Whatever, I don't care."

Though I must admit the agency hit the mark with this job. It's the sorta thing I am just clerically enabled enough to do.There is no massive data entry to do, just reviewing paperwork and some customer service over the phone.

I am in charge of a whole division which means that the entire division consists of just me. I am constantly told that no one can tell me what to do, and I shouldn't have to stuff envelopes.

Now why you would give a "Temp" an entire division which was then described to me as "high profile" is a matter only someone who has been a supervisor or an upper could answer.

Working for this agency has been quite a change for me. I am no longer scanned and run through a metal detector just to get in my office. On the other hand neither are the public.

Here is a quick rundown of my first day:

  • 8 am to 930 introductions all around
  • 930 to 1120 review articles on my job
  • lunch

    12 30 to 3 pretending to work followed by:

    6 hours of envelope stuffing the next day.

I finally feel like a temp. The universal job requirement for being a temporary worker is the ability to stuff envelopes. I can do this quite well. I witnessed faces of full of mock astonishment when they saw the piles of envelopes I had stuffed!!

Friday, February 18, 2005

It's Go TIme

While it's true that I have been eating better on food stamps than during my time with Arizona's Superior Court, it couldn't last forever. First there was that annoying sound my roommate would make everytime of the month rent comes around.

Nearly 6 months from D-day (Dooced get it?) My temp agency finally placed me. [I am using just initials of the company now S.O.S. funny still help huh! ] I am guessing there will be plenty to blog about for a month or so, this time I won't be doing it from work. Oh, hell maybe I will anyway. LOL [I just used LOL on my blog, Kill me]

Barb, that my agent, called and said it was a "GO", I 'm gonna have to get used to all this Temp lingo, I felt like I was on the launch pad at Kennedy. Houston , we have a problem...I have to go back to work!!!

Gratuitous Use of Photo Blogger

This is so damn cute. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Boing Boing: Companies that have fired people for blogging

I just became aware that BOING BOING , the world famous website has my old job down as a place that fires bloggers. How cool is that?
Boing Boing: Companies that have fired people for blogging

Monday, February 14, 2005

The Librarian Dialogues

I can assure you that after working in various libraries for the past 8 years that this short film speaks volumes about what the "inside" is like. Not exactly CSI Miami here!

On the otherhand I tried giving myself a haircut with my norelco beard shaver today. Good thing I cant upload images on this blog !!

the librarian dialogues

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Thursday, February 03, 2005 - Politics - State Worker Sues for Having Nothing to Do

Is this woman crazy or what? I am gonna sue to get my old job back , so I can get back to do ing nothing! - Politics - State Worker Sues for Having Nothing to Do: "Freund has a job most people would envy. She spends her days at work reading the newspaper and finishing crossword puzzles, and earns about $100,000 a year for her troubles, including benefits. "


This guy likes Cross-eyed Girls.

Clientcopia : Stupid Client Quotes

Clientcopia : Stupid Client Quotes

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Mock Trial Coming up

I have loaned out my extensive ( I might say world renownd) legal expertise to a litigation group this Thursday. They will be paying 90 dollars, and I will get to pretend I am a jurist. So much DRAMA!

I have had dreams of grandeur and keep thinking about the book "Runaway Jury" I will have those other jurists eating out the palm of my hand. I say not GUILTY damn it. I will deliver the jury my way and finagle my way on to the real jury. Once there, I will garner thousands of dollars from the side willing to pay for victory.