Friday, November 11, 2011
Wow, its been a while. Long enough for Google to revamp the whole thing. Seems pretty streamlined. Whatever. I had a plan. The plan was to do my time in the trenches and move on at the first opportunity. To be fair, I did get that started, applied for a couple of positions. So far, duds. Oh, not complete duds, but still no upgrades. I pretty much aced the first position interview, but the position was put on ice for budgetary reasons. Not that they don't need the people doing the work, its just that they have screwed up so many times that they ran out of budget for the fiscal year, so all non-moneymaking position hiring have been put on the back-burner. The second, well, I wasn't really expecting to get it, and I didn't. But the feedback was that the interest was there, but they went for a more senior colleague. Totally expected. Which pretty much means that I sort of aced it. Better luck next round I guess. But the plan goes forward, with a couple of initiatives to work on, and stepping up my game. Finance is a WONDERFUL thing. Well, we'll see how wonderful when they give me my end-of-the-year bonus. And money is what it's about. I make the best salary I've ever earned. Yet I'm still regularly broke. Mind you, shopping for toys has something to do with it. And vet bills. And credit. That evil, evil credit. But if it wasn't for credit, many a things wouldn't have happened. I wouldn't be living where I do now, for one thing, and I wouldn't have gotten the job I have now. I'm still broke, but my fur children are alive and well. Wait, did I just manage to write a blog post?