My temporary job was more temporary than I thought.

A couple of weeks ago I was hired as a temporary field technician for a school district. The job was very easy. Set up computers (plug in the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and Ethernet cable), see if you could log into the system, and bring up Internet explorer then go to Google to check the Internet connection. And if you ran across any computer problems, if you couldn’t fix them in 3 minutes you just moved on.

I loved this job and I really liked my coworkers. I started Monday and was hoping to work at least until Friday, but today halfway through my shift I heard that all the schools were complete and we all went home halfway though the day. So, I worked 2 1/2 days, plus have a two hour paid orientation. That’s 18.5 hours at $8.40/hour for pre-tax pay of $155.40. Yippy! Oh, and I won’t see any money until the end of this month.

On the plus side I get to interview for a job at a Blockbuster tomorrow. Ah, I feel so good about the two years and thousands of dollars of debt I got myself into. It’s really paying off for me. :rolleyes:

I hear ya. I have a bachelor’s degree, so four years of debt. I was unemployed off an on all summer (temp jobs) and now I’m back to waiting tables.

Gotta love the job market today… :frowning:

From what I’ve been hearing I really went for the wrong degree I guess, but at the time it seemed like a smart thing to do.

And it’s frustrating going for an interview where if I get hired I’ll be making almost $4/hour less than my last permanent job.

But not all is lost. I have a former coworker seeing if he can get me a job where he works now. It would be an hour commute each way, but if the pay is enough to cover the gas, I have not problem with that.

Err… i hate to be the bearer of bad news but that job might be even more temporary, last i heard Blockbuster was in dire straits.

That might be good news for the OP. If they go belly-up, Nobody will be working there.

Well they did close down one store in the same city that I’ll be applying in.

On the one hand, I have bad feet and standing in one spot makes my feet, legs, and lower back very sore. On the other hand I need the money, so I’ll have to suck it up and deal with the pain. On the third hand :smiley: most Blockbuster jobs are part time, so I might be able to deal with it working 20 to 30 hours per week.

It could be worse, you could be doing cold calling telemarketing

I think I’d rather go homeless first. And I’m only partially joking.

But things are looking up. Tomorrow I’m going to a screening process at a temp agency for a job very similar to my most recent one. But instead of just hooking up computers at schools I’ll be delivering them too.