Category Archives: Job search/Job prospects

I will not be disappointed.

Friday  2015-03-27

Yesterday in shower I decided to think about things I’d like to have happen.  I settled on dreaming of having a cat: a black and white cat; playing with it, petting it, holding it, feeding it, cleaning up.

This vision has positive ramifications:  it implies I have my own apartment, and that implies I have a decent job.  My own place, my own food, my own clothes:  as far as material things are concerned, I want no more than that out of life.

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D.C. leasing winter space in motels for homeless families

Bookmarks:
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Announcement: I’m working!

Beginning 2014-11-21, I’ve taken on work as a “texts corrector” for Swistak.pl, a Polish online marketer, editing their communications addressed to U.S. customers and employees.

They e-mail me the texts, and I brush ’em up and send ’em back.

Since this takes a chunk out of my Net access daily — the whole thing is done online — I am likely not to publish on this blog as often henceforth.

🙂

Originally posted 2014-11-26.

Injustice at the shelter

Saturday 2014-11-01

I was very nearly turned away tonight.

I arrived at 15:45, and the gate was closed. I’ll explain why that did not disturb me. As I’m a “regular,” they’re supposed to hold my bunk for me until 16:00. Leo, another “regular,” arrived minutes later.

A closed gate at this hour as often as not means they’re doing a “count,” a comparison of the checkin logs (plural) to pin down exactly how many beds are left. Depending on who’s at the desk, this can take ten minutes — or 45.
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Job search update, 11/03/14

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN OCTOBER ’14:

Secretary II — The Salvation Army

Litigation Secretary — Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann
• They want a typing speed of 90-100 wpm.
• This would be a case of wanting the job for the paycheck.

Data Entry — Randstad

Administrative Coordinator — JHU Div. of General Internal Medicine

Legal Records Clerk — Wilson Elser

Administrative Assistant (Float) — Kennedy Krieger Institute

Data and Content Night – Supervisor  — OrderUp

From my diary for 2014-10-17:  I noted in latest search engine results “many listings for interesting positions outside-the-box. Night/Weekend Content Supervisor for OrderUp: OrderUp is an online site where people can order from any of a jillion local restaurants and have it delivered.  This person manages updates to their online menus.  Sounds right up my alley.  Located 3500 Boston Street.”

Full-Time Center Associate  — The UPS Store

Another “outside-the-box” position.

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Tom works at Royal Farms. He wears his work shirt all the time. I used to resent this. I realized Thursday night 2014-10-30 that I resented it because I assumed that if he had a job, he ought not be staying at the shelter. He’s got a real job, all right. But he still can’t afford his own place.

He works full time and is homeless.

(Originally posted 2014-11-03.)