Well, my friends, it has been quite the saga here in Career Catastrophe Land. I was called on Wednesday and told to report back to Disorganization, Inc. for a two week graveyard shift gig. Ok, nice shift differential plus they’ll feed us? I can dig that. So, I went off on Thursday evening, reported as requested, worked the entire graveyard shift and really kicked ass. The group that was there was really, well, let’s put it this way…. they were not the sharpest knives in the drawer and I ended up doing a hell of a lot more work than the people around me because I didn’t treat it as a social hour.
I did hear the managers of Disorganization, Inc. grumbling about the fact that there were too many temps and not enough work and figured that there was going to be an unhappy ending to the whole thing.
Went home on Friday morning and finally wound down enough to get some sleep. Woke up Friday afternoon to find 3 voicemails and an email stating that the night shift was cancelled. Not unexpected but disappointing given that I thought I had two weeks worth of work coming (and, therefore, two weeks of pay, including a metric f*ckton of overtime). I got a call a while later from the agency saying that I was on the “short list” of people they wanted to come in for the day shift on Monday. Back to the lower level of pay, but at this point, a paycheck is a paycheck and I will deal with things as they come along. So, I will go back to work on Monday morning for an as yet undetermined span of time and it will be the day shift and I will just plan on staying until they make me leave every night and be all dedicated and devoted and all of that and we shall see if it ends up leading to something more permanent or at least having the agency call me for future work.
Meanwhile, I submitted a response to an RFP. I doubt I will get the work as it was my first RFP response and I have no idea what they are really supposed to look like. Still, it is what it is and I will get more practice (hopefully) in the future. I am still waiting on things to get resolved for another pending project so we shall see how/if that materializes.
In general, though, I am feeling ok about things. I am a little bummed that I will not be back in the “things are ok, financially” zone, but I will at least be able to meet bills for another month, so that will help my mental state some.