some mental time off
It's nearly Christmas, so it seems a crying shame to be spending so much mental energy on what kind of work I'm going to be doing, or where I'm going to be doing it. So tonight, after the kids were asleep, my wife and I sat down in front of the TV, watched A Very Queer Eye Christmas, wrapped presents, and imbibed in some fat-free eggnog and Bacardi Gold.
It's a good thing we forgot about the eggnog for a while, because I put too much Bacardi in there. I'm not even done my first glass and I'm feeling all floppy.
MrSka @ 11:32 PM EST [Keep reading...]
him and me
All day I've been on edge when the phone rings, wondering if it's The Call, the one telling me I've been offered the position in Tillsonburg. I had no such call all day, so I left a message with the recruiter handling that position. I asked her to call me back with news, one way or the other, and I finally heard back from her just around 8:30pm tonight. The news is... interesting.
MrSka @ 09:35 PM EST [Keep reading...]
there is SO much to do
I've had the paperwork for Calgary in my hands for 48 hours now, and I'm only now getting my head around how much there really is to do. They way this is being structured between my future employer, the recruiter, and myself, I'll actually be an independent contractor being paid by the recruiter, and being assigned to the employer. That way - I've been told - I can maximize the tax benefits of this whole endeavour, and pretty much write anything and everything off while I'm in Calgary.
Of course, the down side to this is that it's all dumped in my lap, and my responsibility. So I have to figure out how and when to get out there, figure out where I'm going when I arrive, how I'm getting around, and what the heck to do with myself when I'm not actually working. Luckily, some things are starting to make sense.
MrSka @ 09:33 PM EST [Keep reading...]