|It's been over a month?
||[May. 2nd, 2007|03:40 pm]
So it's now the 2nd of May and I'm STILL at AAPA. Last week I received a call about 10 minutes from hometime and was told that my recruitment company, Workzone, had gone into liquidation, and that I was hereby terminated, along with all other temp staff on their books, and full-time employees also. Luckily, Andrew called Clive in Darwin and they are nutting out a 6 week contract for me to be a temporary employee of AAPA. Higher wage, too, and AAPA pays less than what they were to Workzone, too! Everyone wins. Except Workzone, I guess. |
Well, after all that talk of rain in my last post, we haven't seen a single drop since. April's total rainfall was a dazzling total of 0.0mm. One of the warmest on records too, thank you very much.
One of the major reasons why I haven't been updating my journal much lately is because Amy's computer's battery is running out and not working properly. We're in the process of buying a new one at the moment, but it will be a while before we have it all back up to scratch. The other day, though, I saw one of the researchers here typing on her livejournal, so I thought "why not?" And here I am.
Andrew has been at a board meeting in Darwin all week, although he'd due back at work tomorrow. Next week, him and all the researchers will be heading to Darwin for a conference, and I'll either be left alone, or with an assistant for much of the week. Should be interesting (ie boring). Give me a good chance to straighten out my office and the filing compactus, though. :))
I recently entered a couple of drabbles in the TrekBBS board. I was surprised how much fun they were to write. I entered three, they each only got 1 vote, and I discovered too late that all the main members on the board just vote for each others stories, but I'm not as bothered by that as I thought I would be. I'm actually just happy to have discovered drabbling. Lots of fun!
Amy's birthday is coming up, and I'm going to finally buy her the U2 Ipod. She should be happy, although she knows it's coming. One surprise I'm planning for her is that I'm going to buy us tickets to the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow, performing at the Araluen Centre this Friday & Saturday. It's not as fun as the real thing, but this way she's seeing a group of them all at once, and it's cheaper than flying to Melbourne. Funnily, in the 5 years we lived in Melbourne, we never bothered going to the Comedy Festival, but now we're in Alice Springs we do. I think it might have something to do with not knowing what you've got til you lose it.
Well I've got some last minute work to do before I go home for the day. Andrew's back tomorrow morning and I want it to look like I've done something while he was gone. hehe. I've applied for the full time Office Manager's job, and I want to show him that I'd be good.