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Job Interview. Those racy Greeks

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Got a job interview tomorrow. It's for a company that specializes in staffing tech positions. It seems to be a cross between a temp agency and a head hunter from what I can tell, but solely for IT work. The job they want me for has full benefits. It starts out as a three month contract with potential to become permanent. The thing is, the hours reek--10AM to 7PM Monday thru Friday. Seven? I wouldn't get home until 7:30 at the earliest and probably closer to 8! And the pay is a lot less than what I was pulling in at my previous job. On an up note, it's for a web content editor position, which is cool since I'm definitely interested in moving my career in that direction. But I'm not happy with the hours and pay cut. Plus it would involve a daily commute downtown. Yuck yuck yuck. We'll see how the interview goes tomorrow. But I'm not exactly gagging for this position. At least I'm getting calls, though.


Writing Stuff

Received my contrib. copies of my reprint in the Greek publication, 9. And yep, can't read a word of it. Although I was able to identify my story by my byline. It's a very nice publication--glossy full color cover, high production values, gorgeous interior artwork. I'm extremely pleased with it. I've scanned in my story and created a PDF out of it, and emailed it to someone in one of my writers groups who lives in Greece (and obviously, can read Greek). I'm curious to see how close the translation is to the original English version.

9 is pretty racy as publications go. It's the weekly "Comics and SF supplement" that goes with the newspaper, and the comics are of the variety you'd expect in Heavy Metal. Of course, I can't read the storylines, but there are naked breasts and asses depicted in full, comic booky color. And check out the cover:

Pretty ribald, huh?


Words: 505 on the novel WIP. Still no working title, argh.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
8,234 / 45,000
(18.0%)

Club 100 For Writers
12

500/day
31
I'm feeling:
quixotic quixotic
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On April 12th, 2005 11:47 am (UTC), alladinsane commented:
Good luck on the interview, though I know its not the most desirable thing...
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On April 12th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks! Definitely ambivalent, but we'll see how it goes.
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On April 12th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC), gardenwaltz replied:
good luck, i know it's not the best in terms of hours and such, but it could bring in pay while you search for something better. also, by not working the typical 8-10 stretch, you'd have time for interviews (and maybe writing). then again, i'm such a night owl that part of me is too mesmerized by the late morning to think too clearly about the evening portion. maybe you could work from home some days?
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On April 12th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
I'm definitely going to ask at the interview how flexible they can be on the hours, and whether they'd be open to letting me telecommute for part of the week. That would make the deal a lot sweeter. But I'm not holding my breath.

'Course they might just not want me, which would make the whole issue moot . . .
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On April 12th, 2005 12:24 pm (UTC), palmerwriter commented:
So that's what those statues are for.
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On April 12th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Mysteries of the world, so easily explained . . .
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On April 12th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC), gardenwaltz replied:
oh it's vivid for sure, but i'm a little unclear how the whole divided tail thing is supposed to work here. does she have to descend from the top of the statue? then again, this leads to all kinds of troubling questions about the coordinating story, assuming there is one. Eugie, you don't have the cover story do you? ;)
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On April 12th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Shall I attempt to quote the Greek text verbatim?
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On April 12th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
No, I don't have the cover story!

Hee. I actually flipped through the issue looking for the cover story, if there was one. But, of course, it's all Greek to me!
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On April 13th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC), dean13 commented:
Good luck on the job interview! Knock'em dead. Er... at least may you impress them!

Why on earth is that statue so grim? Hey, Statue Dude, Lighten up. That gnarly medusa surfer babe seems to like your rock hard physique! But she probably has that effect on all the guys.

Yow. Those crazy Greeks. Seems racy even by Heavy Metal standards, but I like it.
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On April 13th, 2005 12:38 am (UTC), dean13 commented:
What is wrong with 10 AM to 7 PM? Those are my typical hours!

I go in late to avoid the heavy San Diego traffic. Between 7 and 9 in the morning it can take 30 minutes to go 10 miles on San Diego's Interstate 5 freeway. Evening are worse.

Again, good luck with the job interview!
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On April 13th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC), geminianpoet commented:
I feel your pain. I work 1 to 10 at my job, though my hours may switch to something more reasonable soonish. Gotta do what ya gotta do I guess. Good luck with this, I'm sure food money would be good, and rent too. Hasta hon.
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