Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Where Am I?
And how do I get out of here?
Well, the new job has a few problems. Firstly, I'd sure like to get paid in-full and on-time. I haven't received a full paycheck yet, and this is my third week. I was told it would be cleared up, but it hasn't been. I've been working my ass off and I'm still nearly broke.
Second, there are are the computers. They exist, I can see and touch them, but I cannot use them. I have been told that "the system that gives us passwords is down", whatever that means.
I have to manage several large databases and it's hard to do that without a computer. On top of that, the PCs run on Vista and I have never touched Vista. I'll have to learn a new OS on-the-fly while working the busiest job I've ever had. There is too much in-office work for me to stay at home and use my PC; my several-days long 'holiday' of telecommuting is long-gone.
My new commute is a 30-minute struggle through the entire heart of the city, which is doing major roadway repairs and has half or more of the lanes closed at any given time. The office isn't near any highways or freeways, there is no 'shortcut' or 'good way' to get there. It's so remote that we can't even get pizza delivered.
Obviously, I haven't been able to blog. I hope to blog again some day soon.
Where to start? Or is it the end?
Too many variables. Try again later.