So, I said if I didn’t get this latest job I was going to just go back to school and not worry about finding another position until I was finished with my classes. A couple of weeks went past and I had resigned myself to the fact that I had not gotten the job, no real problem there. I had managed to plan everything out so that I didn’t need to work.
With the way my plans were laid out, having a job would just be a source of extra income at the expense of waking hours or “free time”…whatever that is. I’ve heard of it and the kids today seems to be keen on it, but that’s neither here nor there. Back to the story.
I wasn’t losing sleep over having been, I thought, overlooked on another job. This is not my first rodeo and a few bruisers aren’t going to keep me down, to throw around cliches. So, I was confident in going back to my original plan of being a full-time hipster student, no deviation from plotted course there. That’s where the curve ball comes into play.
I got a call from a number I didn’t recognize today. I assumed it was, as the few calls later would turn out to be, from some job head-hunter who can speak but apparently not comprehend the English language. The same language we are attempting to converse in, but that’s another tirade that you don’t need to be a part of, it’s a long story.
Turns out, the recruiter that had contacted me about the position to begin with was calling me back to let me know they wanted me for the job. I know, I was shocked too. Apparently, there had been some confusion and miscommunication in the time between my interview and their decision. But wait, it gets better…for me at least.
In addition to wanting me to pull some full-time contract work for me, they want me to telecommute for this job! That means I won’t have to spend a treasury bill on my travel expenses or wait patiently for old age on the metro. I work very well telecommuting because there is no office drama, ignorant nonsense, or useless weekly meetings to detract from the task-at-hand. I’m very good at focusing on a job and finishing it quickly and making sure it’s done right, as long as I don’t have all of those distractions vying for my attention. Not to mention that the fact that I can’t go straight from working to class, especially those that are online, without losing time or money to travel.
It probably doesn’t seem like much to anyone else, but I’m happy about it. I have a saying that has stuck with me through all my little victories, “A little victory is still a victory”. I think this is a perfect example of that.Tags: back to school, little victories, new job, telecommute, unexpected