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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in

This has just been a summer of surprises for me. Every single time that I have given up on something, that very same thing has unexpectedly reversed course and proven me wrong. Personal growth, relationships, jobs... details vary but the results are the same.

Case in point: My census job. It's been over a month since I worked there, and earlier this week I received the official "You are terminated due to lack of work" letter from them. Not wanting to drive 30 minutes to the office to hand in my ID badge, I did the lazy thing and put it in the mail. That was Tuesday.

Today, Thursday, I received a call from my old boss. I thought he was calling to gently lean on me about the badge, and I said it was in the mail. He laughed and said no, that he needed to ask me something, but first everyone in the office was shouting at him to ask how my thumb was. Aww! I sincerely felt warm and fuzzy at that, and so I told him I was doing fine, waiting to hear from the surgeon, etc.

Then he asked me if I wanted to work tomorrow. Hell yeah, I said. So tomorrow, I go in from 1:30pm - 10pm (this will probably involved more paperwork and re-hiring) and that starting Monday I would be working from 3pm to 11:30pm. He estimates this job will last about a week, which by my calculations means I should be finished by Wednesday. Still, money is money and I like these people, and the work is easy to boot.

So... Palette goes back to work tomorrow. I'll try to update more regularly than I did when I was working, but I make no promises. Maybe if you folks nagged me more I'd feel guilty and write more often.....


  1. Nag nag nag

    I'm glad they're hiring you back. Today is my last day :)

  2. I had to talk to a census taker the other day. I didn't care for it, and I don't think she liked my answers.

  3. Troy: I think it has less to do with your answers and more to do with how you never wear pants when answering the door. :P

  4. Go on take the money and run!

    I can make annoying random demands if you like.
    Write me a story about a pony!
    A pony with megalomaniacal tendencies!


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