Had a farewell lunch today with a co-worker who also bikes to work from Menlo. For an office with some of the bitchiest guys (as in gossiping, back-biting, game playing and posturing) I’ve ever worked with, no one gossiped about me leaving. I don’t know if that means I’m not even on the radar or what?! Everyone I told seemed shocked I was done here. Unlike my previous contract job, where the whole department took me out for lunch, this time I set it up and we ate pizza. Hey, it was good pizza but still…
My portfolio is richer by a bunch of skull t-shirts, an I [heart] Lara shirt, a cover wrap for the New York Daily News and a triple box for a single-player assassin game. Nothing I’d ever expected to add, but I’ll take it.
In any case everything has gone well. My creative director told me he was trying to advocate for them calling me when the work picks up. My main liability is that they found me through a placement agency, so to hire me full-time means they’d have to pay the agency around $10,000. I told him I thought that might be an issue, so I was fine either way (if they call or if they don’t).
In the meantime, I’m looking around. I have a phone interview set up for Monday for a three-week gig in San Francisco. Sounds like it would involve me and one other designer creating annual trade-show graphics. Great for the portfolio and fun as well.
Jrex is doing one final (please, God!!) round of mouse injections. It’s a 30 day experiment where he has to inject 32 mice twice a day. No fun! He’s gone by 7:30 and back around 9. On the positive side, I love going to movies alone, so tonight I’m hoping to run home, walk and feed the dog and then go see Knocked Up. Anyone have more exciting weekend plans than taking the dog to the dog park, updating an on-line portfolio and finishing a novel?