Monthly Archives: February 2012

Maybe I Am Going To Be A Temp

Yesterday I went to an interview at a temp agency. The streets were chaos, as Midtown Manhattan always is at lunchtime, or anytime. I couldn’t get a seat at Dunkin Donuts after purchasing my coffee for $1.89. Instead, I stood … Continue reading

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Fearful Monkey

Well, no one has called offering to pay me money to do things for them yet. And it’s a long weekend, which means I will sit here and weep into my cereal bowl until the world wakes up on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Overqualified

I got a call from a temp agency. They liked my resumé and sent it on to a publishing house that is looking for proofreaders and editors. The publisher called the temp agency and said they maybe want to possibly … Continue reading

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Sexy Blog Post Title

I had planned to call this post “Wage Suppression,” but that sounded so lame and depressing. Who wants to read a blog with that title? Even I don’t want to read it, though I am writing it right now.  I … Continue reading

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“Will you hire it, hire it, hire it?”

I have been applying for jobs on the internet. Has anyone noticed that some employers are now including rather strange surveys as part of their applications? It’s not enough to be qualified for the job, to have good references, and … Continue reading

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