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Contract extenstion through mid February. After that, I think we'll be at a point the lads and lasses can work it on their own, so I'll be back looking again.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Blackstar
  • Reading: The Lost Colony
  • Watching: Agent Carter Season 2
  • Playing: Nope
  • Eating: Should be
  • Drinking: Coffee
Just got a call from the contract house regarding my current gig. Client DOESN'T have funding through the middle of January as stated in the contract (which the only use for it is as toilet paper since Washington is a "right to work" state), instead, they run out of money on December 30th and so does my contract.

I started pushing two weeks ago for a status since it is the Holiday Season approaching (and not many people are thinking about hiring until Feb 1 based on past experience).

Word is there is a meeting next week to discuss additional funds so I can keep going...

Double irony?  My medical benefits I have been paying for since I started in November don't kick in until January 1, 2016 (no one told me about the waiting period when I signed up (and I did ask), otherwise, why even sign up?).

Who thinks I'll get those funds back?
  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Listening to: Rattle that Lock
  • Reading: the Lost Command
  • Watching: The Expanse
  • Playing: Nope
  • Eating: Should be
  • Drinking: Will be soon and heavily
Three month contract with PACCAR starting next week.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Rattle that Lock
  • Reading: Call to Arms
  • Watching: Wrath of Kahn
  • Eating: Crackers and Cheese
  • Drinking: Mrtini
Cubs in the playoffs!

Otherwise, job hunt continues...
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: playoffs Game 2
  • Reading: Destroyerman: Straits of Hell
  • Watching: playoffs Game 2
  • Eating: edamame
  • Drinking: Tea
Left my job early (the contract was to run through August) last Friday after yet another incident with the Technical Lead on the contract.

As my best friend noted when she had a similar issue:

"I'm too old for this shit..."

The more stress felt by the Lead, the tighter the grip on EVERYTHING--even to the point of folder structures and naming conventions.  Passive/Aggressive interactions left me just wondering what was going to happen next--praise or criticism

"I'm too old for this shit..."

So even though they really want me to come back and see if we can "work things out", I don't see that cat changing her stripes. Her behavior cost them not only me, but a new tech writer, three weeks into the contract, quit the week before me.

"I'm too old for this shit..."

So I am back looking for new work again.
  • Mood: Pain
  • Listening to: Local news
  • Reading: Star Carrier Book Six
  • Watching: Puppies
  • Eating: Ice cubes
  • Drinking: Coffee at the moment

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Steve Hayhurst
United States
Technical Writer in the Seattle Washington area.
Contract extenstion through mid February. After that, I think we'll be at a point the lads and lasses can work it on their own, so I'll be back looking again.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Blackstar
  • Reading: The Lost Colony
  • Watching: Agent Carter Season 2
  • Playing: Nope
  • Eating: Should be
  • Drinking: Coffee

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