Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Job prospects...

I'm on the referral list for two positions right now.  I have an interview on Friday for the one I prefer.  Haven't heard yet if I'll get an interview for the other.

I'll give more information if/when I get the job.  For now, though, I'm super excited but not all that hopeful about the one I prefer.  And much more hopeful but not all that excited about the other.

But, either would be better than what I'm doing now.  I was hired as an intermittent secretary.  Intermittents are used to fill temporary positions - someone is out on maternity or military leave, or someone was promoted and they haven't hired a new person yet, that sort of thing.  I'm not guaranteed full time hours, although so far I've worked 40 hours/week.  I don't get paid for federal holidays or earn vacation or sick leave.  I've already worked at IT, Fiscal, and Facilities Management.  I never know when I'll be moved.  No fun...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Our new dog, Tank

Riley passed away a few days before Christmas.  He lasted about three weeks after his cancer diagnosis.  He was such an awesome dog, and I'm really disappointed that we didn't get many happy years with him.

Because of some frustration with the rescue organization we'd been working with, we changed gears and adopted a lab rather than another boxer.  They called him Brooklyn, but we changed it to Tank.  We picked him up this past Saturday and brought him in for his first vet visit yesterday.  He's 93 pounds and needs to lose about 20 of it.  Other than that, he pulls more than he should on the leash (and with that much weight, he has a lot of pulling power) and he's very interested in the cat.  His house manners are fabulous and he learns fairly quickly, so we have high hopes that we can train him to be just the dog we're hoping for.