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The 2nd job is better...

February 8th, 2012 at 05:20 pm

I started the 2nd p/t job today at the publisher's. There's quite a bit to learn. It was a lot to take in but I think it will come over time.

The company can't be doing that well. I learned they are no longer making free tea and coffee available in the kitchen and remaining supplies are dwindling down. Hmmm.

It's not that interesting, but it'll have to do.

It'll be 2 days there, 1 day at home to start, and then as soon as I feel I've got the hang of Quark and FileMaker and everything else, I can make it 2 days a week at home, 1 day there. I figure after 2 weeks I should be working at home for 2 of the 3 days.

FileMaker resides on their server and can't be taken home like Quark can, so that's why I have to spend 1 day a week there, to transfer the Quark listing updates to FM.

I decided not to wait til Friday to give notice at the job I started yesterday, so tonight I sent a note to the owner and the gal who trained me, nicely worded, but to the point.

They both wrote back and said they understood. They will mail me a check for the day worked, so no biggie. All the owner said was that 1 day was not enough to judge how much $$ you could make, and that he said i could make $15 when he interviewed me, but I know he said to me $17 or $18/hr. becus I immediately mentally compared that rate to what I knew I'd be making at the publishing job.

I feel like I made the right decision. The publishing job requires a great deal of attention and focus so i feel like I have my hands full with that anyway, and this way, I'll still have time to pursue my freelance jobs as they come, and pursue full-time work opportunities.

the cats don't like being home alone all day after having me around for so long. Well, Waldo is probably ok cus he sleeps quite a bit anyway, but Luther, I am sure, is climbing walls.

6 Responses to “The 2nd job is better...”

  1. Amber Says:

    I'm sure you made the right decision Smile

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm glad to hear the second job is better.

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    I think it is better to let them know sooner, rather than later! And congratulations on the 2nd job too...glad to hear it is better.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    glad the second job went better! good luck with it and your other work...this is so much better than all the waiting...hugs!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Good too, to learn a new skill. Glad it's going better.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    I am happy to hear that the 2nd job is going better. Working at home will be nice too.

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