I “went into civilization” my-today to get my COVID booster, which are free even if you don’t have insurance so companies that charge you for them are just pocketing the difference, and while I was out, I made three stops: the pharmacy, a dollar[-twenty-five] store, and a supermarket. I wanted to share these stories because I feel it captures how late 2023 is so full of people “fed up” with how things are going within America.
I received an invoice from my web host a few days ago. I was able to check it just now, for me late-November, and I see that my hosting service has switched over to a monthly subscription. I sent them an email to clarify if this is their new setup, and if so, it’s disappointing, but, after I clicked send, I realized: it’s only really disappointing to them since it’s a monthly reminder to consolidate.
I recently applied to a job that wasn’t part of my main industry, but was something I could probably do. I received a response from a recruiter about the job, but it was in the middle of a busy few days and the response wasn’t appealing, so I didn’t respond. A week later, a different recruiter sent the same message, with the same typo and poorly-worded message, and the real recruiter wrote about being impersonated.
I’d been making good progress on clearing out the apartment-mansion, cleaning up many areas of my life, so I suppose it was inevitable for something to begin to hurt. My shoulder is pretty much on the mend now, but it’s been a 24-plus-hour distraction that I would enjoy would calm down by tomorrow. With my left eye now acting up in the classic shoulder stiffness pressure around my eye, I am taking the relaxation hint.
The funniest thing about recruiters that I’ve noticed is that their first contact sets the tone of the rest of the entirety of the interaction. I never believed in “first impressions,” but the more I deal with recruiters that are happy to cold-contact me, but refuse to answer any questions or commute in any manner any information at all leads me to believe that the bad recruiters hate answering any questions; they just want robots.
I recently applied and interviewed at a local place. During the conversation with the company’s HR representative, I asked directly if there would be on-call duties. The rep did not know and told me that they – neutral pronouns to protect the innocent – would ask the hiring manager. The rep got the go-ahead so we scheduled the interview. The interview was nice until the manager lied by saying there would be on-call duties – at the end.
I have a natural inclination to “push it to the limit.” I’m not sure how exactly to temper that work ethic or efforts of extremes except through practicing patience with myself and moderation of myself. “If one is good, two is better,” right? This sort of addictive behavior led me to start feeling burned out a few days ago, but press on ahead until I was burned out my-today. I am feeling better, at least.
I’ve figured out a way to encourage me to work on vocational areas of my life, ranging from work stuff to adjacent materials that we all need to work on in order to live. Each time I do a vocational action, I add a variable onto the list of actions I do, and when I get 70, I can make up a new character for my fiction, or I can borrow some to complete a character.
I just need to write t500 workds so I can go to bed, so don’t mind that I’ll be doing this in one shot without editing any of my typos. I am currently writing this with my left eye firmly closed through which my migraine can calm down enough to not overwhelm me. With that cpmtext nin mind , let’s talk about how important it is to complete your objective while also finding the time to rest.
I told the recruiter of this company that a “make or break” for me was being on-call, which is a new interview question I’m exploring. The recruiter confirmed with the hiring manager that everything was clear and toward the end of the interview, the hiring manager did that 80s cartoon villain thing that people do by asking about on-call. By this point, the hiring manager had already gone against a statement earlier about not lying.