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16 October 2003 @ 12:08 am
Tomorrow I start my new job at Choicepoint.

It's through the temp agency, so it could end at any time, but it's also a position with "indefinite" length on it, so it could theoretically go on forever.

Basically, I'll be doing information verification. So if you fill out a job application and they want the information confirmed, I'll be the one calling your old boss, your old college, calling the job references you put on your application to see what they actually think of you, calling various agencies to confirm your past addresses, your credit history, etc.

The job was originally going to be data entry. So, your potential employer sends me your resume or application and I put the information into the computer so the verifier can access it efficiently. That job would have entailed putting music in my headphones and typing all day. Now I've got to deal with people and agencies and such that probably don't have any reason to be cooperative and give me info.

The job will have more variety, but will also provide more reasons to leave the office frustrated and upset. Oh, and $10 / hour isn't the salary I'd like to stick with for an indefinite amount of time.

We'll see how it works out. $10 per hour is a LOT more than what I'm making by not taking the job, and I'll still be able to look elsewhere while I'm doing it. Just......not through the same temp agency.

OK, it looks like the gentleman who will be my supervisor is in a meeting all this morning, so I'll be starting tomorrow instead.
16 October 2003 @ 10:17 am
I was in the office working on stuff when I heard a "tinkle tinkle" out in the living room. I went to investigate, but by then it had stopped and I couldn't see anything.

I was standing there bewildered, when I saw a tiny paw stick out from the windowsill, through the break in the curtain, and play with the windchimes that are hanging there.

My kitten amuses me.....