August 18th, 2020

Turns out they REALLY want people to work

Again I am surprised at the availability of work with just a quick bit of research.  Turns out the flex job online kind of positions are everywhere and they really want people to work them.

I had a lovely talk with a really nice rep of Working Solutions, a company started by Kim Houlne.  Turns out she was the right person at the right time with the right idea and I'm guessing she is a dynamo.  She's got a pretty good set up.  I was fed into the lowest end of the hopper, customer service ("I'm so sorry your Peloton shoes don't fit, let's get them replaced immediately").  I'm getting paid at the level of a burger flipper but I make my own schedule, work from my PC and demonstrate that I should at least be cooking the french fries.  No gas, no car, no uniform.

Digging a little deeper I see a lot more jobs with the same outsourcing company.  Jobs that pay more and require some background experience.

The training starts in September.  

It was nice to have an interview in a situation where success was not critical to my being able to eat next week.  Way more relaxing.  And the fact that I likely had 30+ years more workforce experience than the person who was interviewing me didn't hurt.  It was a phone interview and, of course, they couldn't ask my age.  

With the same company I applied for a gig supporting Turbo Tax which is really more up my alley.  I have pretty significant experience with Intuit products and I may pursue that once they see how wonderful I am.

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Slight morning rant

I thought the coverage by ABC was abysmal.  They skipped most of it then for some reason brought in Republican heads to talk trash about the presenters.  For two freakin' hours just play the damn thing. 

I moved over to PBS after a while and it was a little better.

Why the hell do I need talking heads to tell me about what I just saw as if I was unable to decipher English myself?

My guess is that people have just gotten used to television images yelling at each other that they need it to feel like something significant is occurring.

The one time I'd like to have CSPAN cover something they don't.

Afternoon upside down dog

It's a thing she does
It's a thing she does

Used to be in the front room of our store.  Now it is in my office.  About this time of day Zoe decides it is time to reverse her blood flow.  She rolls onto her back and just lies there for a while.  She loves it if I rub her stomach (or pretty much anyone rubs her stomach) but it is not necessary.  She rolls on her back whether anyone is around or not.  I have pictures of her on our store webcam all by herself just doing her thing.  

I think it is her idea of the downward dog yoga pose.

She is truly a Zen puppy.