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Dude, those are four words, spoken in conjunction, that I was wondering if I’d ever hear again applied to whatever I was doing to earn my keep.

Late-08 and most of ’09 have been some rough miles on the employment front. I was looking for work and out of a job from late November ’08 through mid-April, ’09, then the only job I could find was a sporadically part-time cashier job at a local grocery store, and while I’ve grown to enjoy the work of cashiering, I must say that I’ve been on the hunt continually for something a little more…predictable?

I mean, right now, my gig is the sort where I might be in at 6:00 a.m. one day, and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 the next. One week I might be workin’ a fat 32 hours, then the next I might get 14. I had enough of those real short weeks to start feeling pretty nervous about my ability to remain fed and paid up.

But those worries are about to be behind me, ’cause I just got the call that I’ve passed all the screenings and jumped all the hoops, and in two weeks to the day, I’m going to be starting a fresh new job.

I’m not going to get all hyperbolic and say that it’s my dream job and that everything will be peachy keen and hunky dory, but I will say that it will be a decent gig with good pay, full benefits, and regular hours.

Plus, I can wear real clothes!

I tried to have fun with my grocery-store-lady uniform, but the long and the short of it is, that there’s only so much you can do with scarves and hair accessories, and the reality of wearing a white blouse and black pants all the time is that it is very boring and not terribly flattering.

So, being able to break out the real clothes once again will be such a joy! It comes at the time when I am cycling out my spring-summer to fall/winter wardrobe. Since I went all last winter basically bumming around the house in a horrible sweater and a pair of grotty old khakis, it’s going to feel like getting a whole new working wardrobe. Definitely looking forward to that aspect, as well as the general satisfaction of financial stability.

So, yay, new job. I probably won’t post much about it, ’cause I’m all about avoiding the Doocing, plus also I don’t know that it would be exciting enough to write about anyway.

9 Responses to “Full time, with benefits!”

  1. Herkimer says:

    Hey, congratulations!

  2. Celia says:

    I’m so happy for you! Let me know more about it when you get a chance.

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  4. Jeff says:


    Glad it’s working out for you.

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  8. styro says:

    Oh man, that is great news. I hope I can find something soon, myself! This unemployment thing has been good for my creativity and my brain, but bad for the bank account. Congrats again!

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