April 08, 2006

Still in Shock.

It appears that I have a job. Not just any job, mind you, but a good one.

We'll have a sort of "test run" through the end of this month to make sure we're still in love with each other before I officially go on staff. So on general principle I'm not going to do the typical "new job" things until May: one always wants to get a new briefcase or something like that, but I'll hold off for now. Fortunately, I love my existing briefcase.

I did, however, get all the stuff done on my car today that I've been putting off for months. So I should be able to rely on it for the time being. (I've been researching possible upgrades, but that whole issue can definitely wait. Actually, I hope to trick my husband into getting a new car, so I can just adopt his old-ish one. Because I'm lazy.)

On a certain level, of course, I still consider a staff job as freelancing: one has to have the mindset that an employer—even in a staff gig—is a "client," and to want to be of service in that situation. Naturally, I won't be blogging about work matters or my company. Most of you are aware that I've only identified one client publicly, because I was promoting this person's work and ethics demanded that I disclose the identity for that reason.

In short, I'm afraid that the whole thing will be a bit mysterious from my readers' point of view, but it's an editing job that will combine several of my passions: for technology, for futurology, and for select elements of pop culture.

So you see how it is: even when I had the multiple interviews with possible employers/anchor clients, it didn't feel real, like I'd necessarily get one of these gigs—much less the really juicy one.

Attila the Hub has a saying that is his standard defense against the temptation for pessimism: "remember that anything can happen—even good things."

I hate to admit that Attila the Hub is very often right, but . . . well. You get the idea.

Posted by Attila Girl at April 8, 2006 06:04 PM | TrackBack

Congrats!!! Sometimes there IS a pony in the room!


Posted by: Darleen at April 9, 2006 06:41 AM

Way to go! Break a leg.

Posted by: Dalsan at April 9, 2006 05:27 PM

Best of luck & just polish up the briefcase!

Posted by: Greta (Hooah Wife) at April 9, 2006 07:01 PM

Congrats, kick butt!

Posted by: Jane at April 9, 2006 07:24 PM

Good luck, tomorrow! You'll do just fine. Hope they can meet with your expectations.

There is probably one category of "new job" spending you might have to address--clothes. Your shorts and t-shirts and flip-flops were just fine for working at home(I don't believe those "underwear" rumors that k is always trying to spread)but I would have bet that you would have spent your first two paychecks(at least)pulling up the economy by the bootstraps on the fashion front by now.

Posted by: Darrell at April 9, 2006 07:34 PM


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Posted by: Don at April 10, 2006 06:10 AM

Yah, I'm doing the Happy Ducky dance for you. Breaking through is always a great feeling!!

Yes, I know you're approaching this cautiously, but at least you now have something to approach.

Way To Go!!

Posted by: RightWingDuck at April 10, 2006 09:59 AM

I'm very proud of you. Now if someone else could get off his butt & get an effing job....

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at April 10, 2006 01:24 PM

Or, you might consider a sugar daddy. They are just as high-maintenance as jobs, but the commute is easier.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 10, 2006 06:43 PM

Underwear!!!! UNDERWEAR???


this is not THAT kind of job, I think.


This is the kind where she gets to keep all those secrets to herself. To share them with the Attila Hub only as she wishes. Oh, the happy Attila Hub! Broken foot or no.

Now THAT's a respectable job.

Posted by: k at April 13, 2006 05:26 PM

Blogging attire...

Or, are you suggesting that LMA and Catherine Tramell have something in common, k? New rumor?

Posted by: Darrell at April 13, 2006 08:38 PM

As a matter of fact, when it became clear that this gig--or possibly another--might come through, I went out and bought a pair of high-heeled boots that fit me, to wear out in the rain. I was so please with them that I also got a few pairs of slacks (since I can't wear, with heels, the ones that I wear with flats).

I'm lookin' pretty good these days, if I do say so myself.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 13, 2006 09:58 PM

Now all is right with the world! At least, a very important part of it.

Maybe while you're on a roll, you should tell Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to put all his A-bomb making equipment on the curb so that we can arrange for trash pickup on Monday. No sense having anyone get hurt over this. And it wouldn't hurt to separate the recyclables and non-recyclables, either.

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