Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another interview

Yesterday morning one of my neighbours called. Her company was looking for someone for a 10-month contract - was I interested?

I'm definitely overqualified, but it sounds interesting and it certainly couldn't hurt to check it out, so I said yes. I had the interview today.

I still think it's an interesting position. It's customer service, not development, so I wouldn't be using many technical skills. It involves shift work, but all of the shifts are between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., which isn't too bad (as long as there's some flexibility to allow me to still do Sparks and boxing).

The only unknown right now is the salary - I have no idea what the salary would be. I'm working with my neighbour at a community winter carnival on Saturday, so I'll see what I can find out then.

In anti-procrastination news, yesterday I fixed my purse. You see, right before Christmas (that day when I was late to meet with the recruiter), I managed to lose the zipper pull for my purse. It's somewhere in the car, but I haven't found it.

When I go out of town, I change purses. I do this for a couple of reasons. First of all, if I put my stuff in an empty purse, I know what liquids and gels I'm carrying. Secondly, my travel purse has an adjustable strap so that I can either carry it under my arm or across my body.

In other words, I didn't use my normal purse over Christmas, so I didn't fix the zipper pull.

When I got back, I was, well, lazy. Yesterday I finally decided to stop being a fool, so I took a zipper pull off of one of the superfluous zippers and put it on the main zipper. It was so much easier to open and close my purse today.

Today's anti-procrastination project was also fixing something that broke before Christmas. The day I left for Saskatchewan, my shredder broke. It would reverse but not advance. I played with it for a while, going from reverse to advance and back. I pulled paper out manually (even using tweezers to pull out some bits). I even took the screws out of the bottom to pull the whole thing apart, but I was unsuccessful in getting the cover off.

I decided to follow my usual method of fixing electronics - i.e. unplug it for a week or two and hope for the best. Today I plugged it back in and turned it on. It still wouldn't advance, so I hit reverse for a while and the paper jam cleared. It now works fine.


  1. Hee hee hee...I love your method for fixing electronics! I am definitely going with that in the future.

    Good luck with the job!

  2. That method works surprisingly well! One year (probably 1998?) my TV remote went crazy just before Christmas. No matter what button I pressed, it acted like I had pressed the mute button - i.e. it would either mute or unmute. I took the batteries out, left for a few days, and it has worked ever since.