Do you remember a long time ago when I told you I was employed. Well, that only actually lasted for 3 and a half days.
I scoped a project. That means I go in, they tell me their problems and I tell them how long it's going to fix it. It was the first time I ever ran the show like that and I wasn't all that good at it. After a couple of hours I told them it might take five weeks. After 3 days of actually investigating their problems I told them it would take 11 weeks. I feel a bit sheepish but they didn't seem to mind.
After I finished scoping their project, I half expected them to turn around and say thanks but no thanks, it's all way too freakin' hard. I've had the past few days to re-emerce myself in my unemployed bummery but have also managed to take a few calls. These calls have been other offers for contracts. Some of them sounded awesome. Unfortunately, I had to tell them all to wait until tomorrow morning when I hear of an answer from the crew from last week. Still with me?
one of the projects I was offered was in Brisbane for a mother huge company where I got to work in a team. This sounds way totally appealing to me. The last few projects I've been on my lonesome and wouldn't mind a team to bounce ideas off and learn from other people. It's also for more cashola and a good company to have on the old resume. I was excited about heading up to Brisbane because the weather is way awesomer, I would have to travel by motorbike in the rain for the next few months and it would inject some excitement into the ol' Adam&Cara machine.
Today I got a call from the last week crew who said there is a 80% chance they'll want me to start on Monday and start with the project that I recommended against. This means I'll be there even longer than I first anticipated.
I don't know how I feel about this. I was looking forward to a change, but on the other hand, this Melbourne contract will give me a chance to establish a strong routine and allow me to persue a few interests I have. I felt over those 3 days last week that I was pulled straight back into the boringness of everydayness.
Ahhhhhh, she'll be right. It always works out.
oh, and if you remember I wrote about Cara's sister and her bizarre terminated employment? She's now working for a travel agent and is totally, absolutely loving it! It's worked out really well for her and fairly well for me..... it's totally handy having access to cheap flights and accomodation. I'm proud and happy for her.