I’m grateful for the support expressed in comments on the previous post.
As of today, however, I’m cutting off contact with those who were pretending to be Swistak.
Continue reading Announcement: I’m not working after all.
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.
The practice has done me a ton of damage, and no good.
So now I take a different approach. Continue reading I am exhausted from grieving race.
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.
Continue reading Injustice at the shelter
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.)