Saturday, August 20, 2016
On the right track, anyway. Let's see if this positive trajectory survives the next few weeks. I'll be heading down to Atlanta just after Labor Day for the ProgPower festival, the concert fest I've gone down for the last few years. Right now, my sleep schedule is pretty much perfect for that fest, going to sleep way too late and sleeping in late, too.
However, was contacted on wednesday about a possible job thing, a local-ish gig, that if it comes to fruition could last up to 9 months. So far, I've just talked to a recruiter from the company staffing the gig, and that left a bit of an odd taste. When asked what rate I would ask for, I mentioned the range in which previous such experiences have paid, and she immediately put me down for the lower end of that range. Kinda felt I was being nickeled and dimed right from the get go. Later, when asked to comfirm that I'd be ok with the stated rate, I emailed her a question. Didn't get an answer for two hours. When I emailed back saying ok to that rate (after all, working >>> not working, right?), I got a reply within 5 minutes. Not exactly a great first impression of that company. But if I can get a foot in with the local-ish hospital group...even if it means having to commute places in the mean time, it may be worth it. Hoping it doesn't turn out (all of this assuming I'm able to land the gig, of course) that I get grossly underpaid for whatever work I actually end up doing.
First thing, I apparently get to take a two hour, timed, technical test. Kind of apprehensive about that, as I haven't had my hands on the technical side of the system in a couple of years. Nothing really to do about it, though, it's not like I can practice. So, c'est la vie, I guess, bring it on, and see what gets brung.
Getting to commute, though, even if it's the 40 minute variety, would put a crimp on the exercise goal. Not sure what impact it might have on food. The live at home, work as a consultant thing is a situation I haven't done before. Hoping to get a chance to find out what that's like.