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Temp Employment is not always a bad thing. [Sep. 30th, 2005|08:28 pm]
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I got an email at 3:32 pm yesterday afternoon. It was from a temp agency I had registered with a few weeks ago. I'd answered several of these emails but always got the response "We filled it already".

So I saw these two jobs. One was $8.00 an hour and 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday. They required 10,000+ keystrokes an hour. The other was 7am - 7pm, 7 days a week at $9.00 an hour. It required 8,000-10,000 keystrokes per hour. I took a little online test, not expecting to do very well as I don't have any *real* experience with data entry. I type fast, but the numeric keypad isn't as strong as the keyboard itself goes.

By the time I finished their test, the manager was about to leave and asked me to call her on her cell phone. I had pulled off almost 14,000 keystrokes per hour. She wanted me to come to the office at 7:30 this morning to fill out paperwork. So I did. She REALLY wanted me to take the one for 8 an hour. Problem is, it's in the direction of rush hour traffic. It's only 40 hours a week and it's a dollar less an hour. But I'd have to leave at the same time to get either place due to traffic patterns.

So I requested the one in the other direction. 9 an hour w/ overtime pay for 40+. It's 84 hours a week.

At least I'll be able to stow something away while I wait on waivers and shit from the Army.

I was sent directly to the job after the interview with Christy. It's working for the State Farm Catastrophe Team. It was interesting and somewhat surreal.

I'll be pretty much MIA till further notice, though.

*falls into bed*

[User Picture]From: marian333
2005-10-01 04:15 am (UTC)
Yeah I'm sure that was a tough call...$8 an hour or $9 an hour...lemme think. I can't believe they actually tried to sell you on the $8 an hour one, unless it was solely on the factors of how many hours per week you'd be working.

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[User Picture]From: sichernde_seele
2005-10-01 10:21 am (UTC)
She said that the $8 an hour one was more of a temp to hire and she really thought they'd want to keep me on.

I was just really honest with her and let her know of my plans as well as the fact that I'd rather have the more money and OT and NOT deal with 3 hours of gridlock.

Okay, off to work!
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[User Picture]From: jaxia
2005-10-01 04:53 am (UTC)
What's the status with the Army? Are you going to write me snail mail while you are in boot camp?
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[User Picture]From: sichernde_seele
2005-10-01 10:19 am (UTC)
My recruiting station got evac'ed for Rita and they got back on Wednesday. My recruiter is waiting on two of my medical records to take to MEPS.

If I qualify there, we put in for my dependency waiver and wait.

And of course I will. But only if you promise to write back!

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