Posts Tagged ‘Job Hunt’

Work Is Mostly, Well, Boring.

Today was my first day working without a helper. I did perhaps a grand total of ten things. Among them was answer three calls, make copies, three times and take out the trash.

But the good things are: that the people are very friendly, nothing like where I used to work, and I get to do homework because I have the time for it.

So instead of actually doing homework at work, I worked on the design for my tattoo(s), which I’ve decided I’m getting without my mother’s approval and against her well-meaning advice. I’ll just have to make sure dad does not find out, or I’ll never hear the end of it.

I’ve decided on a chain of tattoos on the front of my upper arm, The first is a Celtic themed circle representing Folklore, the second a treble clef representing music, the third is the Heroes Helix representing well, Heroes, the next one would be probably an Australopithecus afarensis  skull, representing Anthropology, and the last one (for now) would be an artistic design of the Double Helix representing, naturally, DNA and Genetics.

Today I also had my first BIO test, and it was insanely easy. I think I can just skip the lecture and show up for the tests, but I won’t. Tonight I have the BIO LAB, for which I haven’t been turning in the homework because I forget to, I actually do it in class, during the lecture part, because I get bored, but I haven’t actually and physically turned it in. I suppose I should, but eh, whatever.



Friday I was finally hired over at the Multicultural Student Services Center!

This is after almost three weeks of job hunting. I was terribly relieved when they said I had a job, because now I can start to shift focus away from boredom, over to work. Plus I have bills that I owe people, so I need the money. But as Bones would say “here’s the kickster:” I am only working four hours a week, which would be very nice, if I did not need more money, so I pretty much have to get a second job.

This will of course, be incredibly difficult, because i could barely get job one, and now I have to find job two, which must fulfill one criteria: leave me enough time for school and sleep. Entertainment comes naturally: dreams, and reading in the boring classes. But actual homework actually requires time dedicated specifically for that purpose.

So the job hunt continues, except now its harder than before.


First Day of: Classes, Democratic Conventions and Job Hunting.

First, I have class to go to, which I have to admit right now, I have missed going to.

In ASB 102, a class I think I’m going to hate, I felt at home. Once I was in the Lecture hall and the instructor started talking, it felt like it was all good now, and I was right where I belonged. Maybe it felt odd because last semester I didn’t have a large lecture class, and this semester I have two. After that I went for lunch, and noticed that I had signed up for a class on another campus, which was quite odd. So after lunch I went to the library and fixed it on my computer, read a couple of blogs, and went over the NY Times online. I’m avoiding CNN until tonight, when the conventions start.

I have Biology after this, and I know that I’m either going to hate it or love it. It feels odd taking BIO 100 AFTER ASM343: Primatology. I have the feeling that I’m already going to know everything, or that I’m going to start talking and end up over-explaining the hell out of everything, and therefore making everyone hate me, or asking me to shut up. One good thing about taking freshman classes is that the freshmen this year are hotter than the freshman last year, which of course I had very little classes with.

Now, about the conventions. I am really afraid that Michelle Obama is going to say something stupid (again) and make Obama look bad, not that he needs the help, but she might. Although I don’t think she’s speaking today. I am a Clinton Democrat, but I have to support Obama, because the alternative is McCain, who I hate even more. I respect him as a politician but only as a senator, not as president. Obama has not the experience or the determination to be president; he’s kind of like a little boy playing dress up in his papa’s clothes.

Now about job hunting, I have filled out an application at the library, which I’m going to submit for every possible open position there, I really need a job and I’m starting not to care how much pay is. I like higher pay obviously but I might have to settle for something a little lower. I was also thinking about filling out an application over at Borders but I think I’ve decided not to, I have no idea why, but it think I have. For jobs on campus I actually have a little list of places I have to go, although I’m considering not bothering to go. I actually heard from my first choice in jobs, over at the school of Music but “the position had already been filled” so I was out of luck in that department. My own Department doesn’t have job openings, which is sad for me, because that would make more sense if I got a job there.