persuna: (Sam says "You ate my pony?")
So this week was meant to be when I got my laptop back, but I phoned the Apple store yesterday and they said that the parts hadn't even ARRIVED yet. D: They don't know why, and they agree it is taking a surprisingly long time, but can only wait. Oh, and it may take another two to four (four!) weeks after they receive the parts to fit them. This is all taking us dangerously close to me MISSING THE SUPERNATURAL PREMIERE.

Ugh. This is like when I was in Libya, possibly the one place in the world that doesn't sell Harry Potter books, when Deathly Hallows was released.


In other news, the new job is still going well! And I finally caved and got a bus pass, which makes me disproportionately happy. Travel freedom! It has been so long. I may use it mainly to travel to Internet cafes. I have also become slightly obsessed with cooking things in a Thermos with boiling water. You're limited to grains and quick cooking dried things like lentils, but it's surprisingly yummy and you have 8 hours to decide when you want to eat it. This stops me from doing that thing where I put off making dinner all evening and end up eating dry toast at 11.00.
persuna: (J2 are married)
Hello flist! Several things.

1. For those wondering what happened with the job situation, I went for... Option 3! A hitherto unconsidered option. I accepted Job 1 and will also work part time in my current job to make up a full time job. I have to be the assistant of the person I used to be, which is a little odd, but hey. Maybe one day I can have £0 instead of the minus something I currently do. Dare to dream! It is still slightly less money than Job A, but now only just. I start the new job in the middle of next week. Slightly petrifying!

2. I am currently, due to aforementioned continuing part time in my current office, without an official desk. By September there will be a free permanent place to sit, but until then I sit at the desk of whoever is on leave. Today (in fact, this month), that person is the Director of the whole department. I have a huge desk and four walls and windows and what is meant to be a really comfortable chair. I'm actually not a big fan of the back support thing attached to the chair, but am too afraid to adjust anything in case I can't get the chair back to how it was. The private office is mostly cool, but guys, it is lonely at the top. I may be able to go on lj without fear of being caught, but I miss chatting casually throughout the day to everyone else in the office. I just heard laughter and I have no idea what it was about!

3. My computer charger is broken, again, which is a bit of a downer. Thankfully I should still be in warranty and am going to London (where the closest official Apple Store is) anyway for a birthday party this Saturday, so should only have to endure a few laptop free days. But still, I am very pouty about it and can't tell RL people why I mind so much. I have an addiction, okay! Also, I want to know who makes the SYTYCD final.

4. All complaints are balanced out ten million times over by PROPOSITION 8 OVERTURNED IN CALIFORNIA!!!! :D :D :D
persuna: (Crossroads demon says "Then no deal")
Hello! You may or may not have noticed me vanishing more than usual the past while, but I am going to attempt to be back more. I have been insanely busy (this always seems to happen during Big Bang season WHY GOD WHY) with life stuff and have barely had time to skim my flist, watch Leverage (pretzels!) and White Collar (I nearly died of squee, there may be more on that later) and pine for Sam Winchester. I did meet [ profile] laulan yonks ago (she is even more lovely in person and I thoroughly endorse and recommend her) and then two people left my office and I somehow ended up with all their work. Since then I rather feel BT should refund my Broadband fee.

Anyway, I am selfishly back to implore participation in my first ever *drumroll* POLL!

The situation is as follows. I have somehow gone from miserable career prospects (being forced to go down to three days a week next month in an interesting but ridiculously badly paid job) to suddenly having two potential jobs. I have to decide this week and I am torn like a bi-bro fangirl watching season 4. I have prepared a handy-dandy table that outlines my two choices.

Job 1Job A
One year of maternity coverSix month contract which may be extended subject to funding.
This means no long term prospect of employment, but I really want to move to London next year anyway and this way I could not get complacent and settled and would have to be looking for a new job around the end of my lease. Sometimes tough decisions have to be made for future!persuna's own good.They say six months, but there is a very good chance of a permanent job. Those can be hard to find and I am SO sick of never knowing what is to become of me more than a month or two in advance.
Decent annual salary band, but a part time position. I will get about 70% of the full salary. The exact same salary band, but full time.
Gross salary will be enough to live on, but maybe not enough to save significantly. I will have more free time, which would be useful for an evening course I really want to do. And fandom.More money! That speaks for itself. There might be a chance my account could one day be real money and not whatever is left of my overdraft!
The job actually sounds interesting. It's still admin, but admin in an cool department with people who seem nice and relaxed and one corner festooned with pictures of George Clooney. I am not extra-specially into George, but I am fond, and I like what it says about the office.This job will be similar to what I do now, but while everyone seems like lovely people it is a slightly more… polished office than Job 1. I get the feeling they all sit up straight and that five simultaneous calenders of their favourite celebrity would be unseemly. This could be an unfair assesment.
I won't have to ask people for money.I will have to ask people for money. Subtly. And refer to people as "Prospects". I have avoided that so far.
Doesn't offer any clear future career path. Could just be more messing around, putting off making any decisions about any form of life plan.Offers career path in area I am not keen on. See above point.
In a few months the office will move to a random outskirt location while office restoration happens. This will take 90% of my tenure. A minibus will be provided from the town centre.The locaton is not only central, but really close to my old office with lovely colleagues who continue to include their ex-colleagues in afterwork Monday Margaritas. I like Monday Margaritas.

[Poll #1594053]

Feel free to elaborate in comments!
persuna: (London Bus)
Oh bugger. D: Well, it's not a win. A coalition could be interesting.

This is an interesting article about what might happen now. I wish a second election wasn't so unlikely.... I call do-over!

Also, I went to bed at three and have had about four hours sleep. Apparently today at work I am being drafted for some database data entry even though I have LOADS of my actual job to do... okay, to be fair, I am mostly e-mailing my flatmate with misery. But that's not what I should be doing! My point is, I may fall asleep at my desk because I HATE DATABASES. But not enough that the fires of my rage will keep me awake.


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