June 1, 2007

Wrapping Up

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.

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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?

8 comments:

Rachel said...

We are going to L.A. Daddy's party. Woohoo! :)

Wistful one said...

WOW!! You've got a lot going on (I mean job-related, not walking the dog, etc...although that's something too). R and I are both working tonight (such losers) after watching one episode of The Office. Tomorrow: another duckpin bowling party (weird, I know, but we keep getting invited). And more work.

jen h. said...

i'm treating my clothing with bug repellant and flying to africa. woohoo! :)
oh yeah, and hoping to find a window of opportunity to talk with you before i go!

Anonymous said...

Your leaving a company with bitchy guys sounds like the Lord's care to me.

Blessings on your job search.

Snickollet said...

After the kids go to bed tonight, I'm making pizza with friends and watching a movie. Should be fun, although perhaps not exciting.

Like you, I love to go to the movies by myself. Enjoy! I hear that Knocked Up is pretty funny.

scarp said...

Hey, if Jrex is going to be gone that much, does that mean it's a good week to call? I'm gonna try you this week, and maybe we can have a real conversation.

Beloved said...

I love going to movies by myself too, but I thought I was just crazy. Or at least that's how I feel they look at me when I buy a ticket for one.

Mama Nabi said...

Oh, no, I LOVE going to the movies on my own - don't have to share that popcorn, no one leaning over to say something so I end up missing a line or two, can sit wherever I want...

Man, you'd think they'd at least get you an ice cream cake or something... this may be a blessing in disguise. I've worked with bitchy gossipy guys and it can get a bit toxic, especially when there's drama and you're expected to pick a side and you try to stay diplomatic by being supportive to all sides and next thing you know, they've put words in your mouth and you become the public enemy no. 1 on top of being crowned the reigning Double-Backstabbing Queen Bitch.

No, not that it's happened to me or anything... :-)