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Yay short weeks!
Despite Charlie and his fuckwadness, Madison Property Management has approved the four of us to rent from them, at least for the Elderberry drive place (It's out by the UW research Garden). This is very good news, not because we're all dying to move in there, rather that MPM is, in fact, run by human beings that can understand both numbers and extenuating circumstances. It gives me hope for our future; now I just need to find a subletter. :|

Today is my last day of work this week. I have tomorrow off. I'm exceedingly happy about this as the last few weeks have been pretty packed with things. I'm even looking forward to getting my break pads replaced and wandering around town sans car. Also, I'm ending today with another date with aetrix9; two in one week is fantastic.

Seems like the CapTel job sucks about 15% less for lady_fox. We'll see how that goes the rest of this week. If any of you hear of any job opens, send them to me and I'll pass them on (wringland[at]gmail[dot]com). Eventually we'll find her something that pays the bills, isn't atrociously boring AND won't elevate her stress levels to Olympian proportions. Also, a job where I get to see her regularly would be nice. Sheesh.

What should I do tomorrow?

What will I actually do tomorrow?

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Coffee shop for hours
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Walk around town all day, aimless
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Trick some dumb child into painting a fence for me
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Chicken Wings
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Be on LJ all day, just like you always are.
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Jerk face.
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Get some honest lovin'
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Get some dishonest lovin'
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Completely drop pursuit of "Downshifting" and buy a monkey
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Eat monkey
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Expunge monkey
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ohsochewy From: ohsochewy Date: April 6th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
In terms of a job, what kind of things can she do, especially stuff that's more than just plain old typing and phones? Does she have any particular things that she enjoys or give her the icks? How about any flexibility issues related to times of work, etc.?

I can't say enough about working for the university. Of course, I'm totally biased because it allows me to walk to work and eat lunch with my husband every day, but it's so great to be around smart, interesting people and have close proximity to restaurants/the lake. If she were to take the civil service exam, the job service would call HER with opportunities. After a six month probationary period (which you have to seriously work at flunking) you're guaranteed to stay in your job unless you a) do something ridiculously major or b) transfer elsewhere on campus, which in some cases requires the new department to hire you. There's a wide variety of openings at different pay levels and responsibilities. Hell, they hired assfingers...

Obviously I don't plan on staying here forever, but until I actually pick a grad program and find a way to pay for it I'm happy as a clam. She should check it out.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 6th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's worked for years in hotels and hates the hell out of it, mostly. I think it's because the management companies have sucked... well adn that customers are really pissy all the time. We've tried to figure out what she enjoys but haven't had much success. She sorta likes to make soap and sorta likes to sing. She wants to work regular hours. She did the variable thing and it screws with her internal clock. After 6 months of workiong regular hours, her body likes it.

The university screwed her this last job. She was hired for a job at the Cancer Center. Some internal politics exploded adn she was "fired" because she was unquaklified. They switched her to an LTE which, apparently, means seh can't get a regular job with the university ever again.

I've tried to get her to take the civil service exam, as has assfingers. Maybe a third person will be enough. How, when and where does one take this test?

Thanks for the help and reassurance. :)
ohsochewy From: ohsochewy Date: April 6th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was an LTE twice. Trust me when I say that it doesn't disqualify you. While I've been in sort of a holding pattern over the last few years, I know that I absolutely want to be at the university and I absolutely want to work with people. Being an LTE wasn't thrilling, but it gave me great exposure with different offices. besides making me a known commodity, it's extremely valuable on its own.

Also, the hospital is totally different from the academic side of the university. I mean, yeah, assholes abound everywhere, but you'll find a statistically higher percentage in an arena which thrives upon a small group of people (doctors) used to having everyone else (nurses and admin. assts.) do exactly what they're told, STAT.

For jobs in state government, including the university, go to www.wiscjobs.net. AND, and and and, she's lucky, because the office support exam (once a month on Saturday mornings) is being given this weekend. It's at 8:30 AM (show up earlier, but they'll have space) in the Social Science building on the corner of Charter and Observatory by the carillon. Link here. It's tricky only in the sense that it's kind of a crazy mix of things, like "Fix this punctuation" followed by "How well can you read the instructions for fixing the copy machine?" She can drop me a line if she wants to know more.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 6th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
You may just be my hero of the week. I emailed her your comments, the test information, how to apply procedures and the test center address.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 6th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
You people are neat.
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