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May 16th, 2014

tsukino_akume: (Zhane Doesn't Icon)
Friday, May 16th, 2014 01:19 pm
My awesome job as a Secret Agent for The Borg has ended.

I wasn't fired or anything - the assignment as a temp ended. But they didn't hire me. I found out yesterday that the reason was my 'overall metrics', despite the fact that they REPEATEDLY told everyone that they don't hire based on that. And they don't want me back when they need more help later.

I'm bummed, to say the least.

I spent the last week mourning the loss. I LOVED that job. I loved the people, I loved the company, and I loved what I did. I worked my ass off learning their products and trying to understand my customers and up my productivity. Losing out on it hurts, because I really *wanted* to be there.

There were downsides to it though, which I've been reminding myself of. For one, I've written barely a couple hundred words in the past *three months* while I was working there. I haven't been on Yahoo consistently for ages, because I only recently discovered that my computer can handle gaming and chatting at the same time. My temper has been shorter, due to stress from work and lack of outlets as I wasn't writing or chatting as much. I spent most of my days off trying to recoup my energy to deal with another week, and I was cranky and stressed if I didn't get that one full day to myself. I was constantly worn out from the amount of time and energy I was putting into my work and my customers and my co-workers.

I was really happy, though. For the most part. -Sighs-

The good news is that I'm still employed by my temp agency. I talked to my handler yesterday, and apparently I'm high priority to get into a job now, which is good. Turns out they love that I finished my assignment with perfect attendance, didn't do anything specifically 'wrong' there, and I have admin experience. I'm still job hunting on my own, because I'm leery of how long it's going to take them to actually *get* me into a position, but I did get serious cred with them from this, so. That's worth a lot.


So I've been playing lots of Harvest Moon and things and reading fic. Browsing internets. Trying to get ideas for my Power Rangers Universe Building Exchange assignment. I'm finally halfway through re-watching Masked Rider, and have developing headcanon and the beginnings of a fic. Just two more spinoffs and eighteen seasons of PR to go!

It's not the end of the world, and I'm getting over it. I'm just ... not quite there yet.