Vulcan’s Peak

Job news and other details

October 4, 2006 11:13 pm

I’m going to be employed again.

I had two job interviews last week. The first was for a job I really wanted, as a guide at a local museum (a colonial house), and though I thought it went quite well, it apparently did not go quite well enough. Got the official rejection yesterday morning.

The second was an office assistant job in the payroll office at the college and consisted mainly of the interviewer talking at me for thirty or forty minutes (nice fellow, don’t get me wrong, but definately a talker). I was at the low point of a brush with a cold that day, and I thought I hadn’t come off as well as I might have – hard to get a word in at the best of times, and it was not the best of times. But he got back to me this morning and offered me the job and could I start Friday? Since it’s Payroll, part of my job would be delivering timecards all over campus every other Friday. It’s not much, but I’m feeling insecure about turning anything down right now and I’m leaning toward the idea of working two part-time jobs – especially since this seems so minimal. So I accepted the offer.

Coursework has been pretty light thus far, but it’s starting to pick up. I have two courses: a requisite overview of magazine publishing and a course in magazine design. Design started in earnest on Tuesday, as we had to present our first rough drafts of layouts for pages of mock-magazines. The overview will, I hope, finally kick into gear next week as we start work on the big project of the course (also revolving around a made-up magazine).

In lighter news, I’ve discovered television this month, partly due to Courtney’s influence, partly due to my having too much time on my hands, and partly due to the fact that I have a tv in my room. I’m not sure which is more is more novel, owning a television or having such a thing in my bedroom. Shockingly decadant. So I’ve discovered DS9, the new Doctor Who, Heroes, Gilmore Girls, and those are just the ones I’ve decided I like. Plus I’ve been going through Courtney’s collection of Buffy and Angel DVDs – after all, it is Joss Whedon…

11 Responses to “Job news and other details”

Pug wrote a comment on October 5, 2006

Summary: She has a job, free time and has turned to the dark side (regarding tele-vision).

*hums Imperial March* 🙂

Tae wrote a comment on October 5, 2006

Buffy sucks. Trust me, it’s not nearly as good as Firefly, dialogue aside. Too much drama. Though in the….last(??) season, you can see Captain Tightpants as a psychotic/demon-possessed Priest. Angel….I don’t know about. Though River makes a cameo as a dancer in one of the epi’s-a ballerina. Joss likes to rehire people. ^__^
Grats on the job- don’t wear yourself too thin hon, even if you think your load is light. ENJOY free time- it won’t kill you. ;P

Crunch wrote a comment on October 5, 2006

Buffy is alright. You just have to watch it knowing it’s a joke. The writers realize that too, so it makes it tolerable. Does she have the musical episode?

Odette wrote a comment on October 5, 2006

She has all seven seasons on DVD. So I’ll get to it eventually… (I’m near the end of season two.) It’s not on a par with Firefly, but enough of it amuses me to be worth watching. They do some interesting things with stereotypes and I think Crunch is right about the tongue-in-cheek tone of the series.

Tae wrote a comment on October 5, 2006

I got the humor, it just didn’t last long enough when they veered into drama (you’re not there yet hon, it gets worse :P). I also don’t like that most of the female cast is kinda….bimbo-ish. Which is why I liked Faith (the anti-Buffy). She might have been psychotic but she wasn’t dumb. ^__^

Crunch wrote a comment on October 5, 2006

The musical isn’t until the 6th or 7th season, so you got a while ’til you get there. If can stand watching that much.
But you are right, Firefly is in a whole different league. I was surprised when I learned the same guy who created Buffy created Firefly. Buffy is cute, but Firefly is gold.

Odette wrote a comment on October 5, 2006

Well, at the moment, Willow is still cute and gawky and geeky, which strikes a certain chord (as you can imagine). But I know there are a bunch of characters who haven’t appeared yet (e.g. this Faith you speak of), so I’ll keep you posted on the bimbo-ness ratings. At the moment, all we’ve got are Cordelia (clearly a walking stereotype), Willow (see above), and Buffy (less of a blonde bimbo than my preconcieved notion suggested, but again, I’ll keep you posted). Plus, Angel just turned evil a couple of episodes ago, and I’m really enjoying what that has done to the Angel/Spike/Druscilla dynamics.

Pug wrote a comment on October 6, 2006

Who else likes watermelon?

Odette wrote a comment on October 6, 2006

MEEEEE!!! I love watermelon! It’s sweet and juicy, just like a pug!

Carmen wrote a comment on October 7, 2006

O_O

Odette wrote a comment on October 7, 2006

Hi Carmen! 😉

Care to comment?