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13 May 2017 @ 12:01 am
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I had an interview today! There was a sign by the time machine at work that a part-time position had open up in vision center.

I've always said that I'd want to transfer there if I had to choose, so on a whim I went to personnel to ask what hours a part-timer worker gets in that department. I get a guaranteed 32 hours right now and we're making ends meet (though we don't have much money to spare at the end of the month), so anything less than that and I'd have to pass. The woman who works in personnel said there was also a full-time position opening up, with $12.50 an hour, 40 hours a week. During my interview, I mentioned that I was open to full time. I also asked how many hours a part-timer gets, and they said on average 32 hours, but if certain quotas aren't met the manager can decrease my hours. So I'm not sure I want to risk that...

I think the interview went well? I'm not sure I can say it went great! but I did the best I could. We'll see how things play out!

I've been doing less fic reading lately (*GASP*) because I find myself spending hours playing Hollow Knight, a gorgeous 2D animated video game. I'm soooo not good at games (I spend more time watching Markiplier do Let's Plays if I'm interested in a game because he plays far better than I ever could) but I'm making pretty good progress at this game.

Tumblr has this thing where they like to write little posts about humans meeting aliens, and how weird humans would be to outside points of view. I have an "alien" tag for posts like that (you'll find some repeats, but sometimes people reblog a post and add new things to it). At the bottom left of the screen, you'll see 1, 2, etc. - click those and it'll take you to page 2. I bring this up because apparently someone on reddit is writing a piece of fiction along those lines, Humans Don't Make Good Pets. I haven't read HDMGP yet, but I did read the fiction that inspired it: The Kevin Jenkins Experience, which is only 6k and AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT. Check it out if you think it'd be something you're interested in! This entry was originally posted at http://popkin16.dreamwidth.org/227899.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Captain Awesome von Baconpants: personal - facepalmsquidgiepdx on May 13th, 2017 04:22 am (UTC)
...a sign by the time machine at work...

I know you meant time clock or something, but in that moment, I just knew you had the best job in the world, because you have a time machine at work. :)
nifferaka_niffer on May 13th, 2017 04:37 am (UTC)
*snerk!* Bwah ha ha ha ha!
popkin16: ☂ all the fun things go by that namepopkin16 on May 13th, 2017 04:19 pm (UTC)
Squidgie, I havent been completely honest with you about my job. I am a temporal slave, a person forced to travel to different times to put my life on the line to ensure humanity reaches their full potential.

There are those who would change things for selfish, villainous reasons and they cannot succeed.

It's a dangerous job, but I must do it to earn my freedom.
nifferaka_niffer on May 13th, 2017 04:36 am (UTC)
I'm *so* excited for your job prospects. I really, really hope it works out for you. keeping my fingers and toes crossed, yo. A zillion years ago, I approached Nordstroms for a sales position and during the interview, the woman conducting it got a call and of course I overheard as she hadn't asked me to leave. Apparently, the conversation was about the trouble they were having finding a stock worker, so after she hung up, I said I wouldn't mind working stock, and I was hired right then! So I think it was a good thing you mentioned you'd be interested in full time!

I like that you watch Markiplier do Let's Plays. I had watched him once or twice with my youngest son, but what I remember fondly and miss, is watching all the boys play their video games. I've only played a few, Secret of Mana, FF12, a few others. I love the plots of the role-playing games so much! I have funny stories of those times, *SIGH*

I'm really, really glad you have an "alien tag" on Tumblr, I love those posts about us weird and resilient humans. Will definitely The Kevin Jenkins Experience.

So very good to have an update from you and to know that, for now, things are OK. I just hope that will continue for awhile...we know how your luck goes
popkin16: ♪ there ain't no easy way outpopkin16 on May 14th, 2017 07:48 am (UTC)
Thank you bb! I hope so too. I'm a little worried about what would happen if I take the part-time position and they do cut my hours. I'm going to go to a couple managers I know and trust and get their advice. Ooo yes, sometimes things just work out so perfectly. It was smart of you to take advantage of their need of a stock worker :)

I love Markiplier, he's about the only youtuber I follow. I really like that you'd watch your boys play video games - what a great way to bond with them! I used to watch my brother play video games growing up. He's much better at playing than I am, so I got to experience the plot of the game without the effort LOL

I just found out there's an entire universe based on the Kevin Jenkin's story, called J-Verse. I'm pretty excited about exploring it~ I hope you enjoy my "aliens" tag!

Ugh, yeah. I was thinking about that the other day. Things have been going well for a while now, which means I'm probably due for something horrible. Knock on wood that it doesn't happen, though!
Selenic76: LegoMovieAstronautselenic76 on May 13th, 2017 11:00 am (UTC)
Good luck with getting the new job! *\o/*

Hollow Knight looks amazing! Love the style and feel of the game. Good thing I suck at platformers, or I'd be playing that too :D
popkin16: ☂ a love like thatpopkin16 on May 14th, 2017 07:43 am (UTC)
Thank youuu ♥ We'll see how it goes, I guess!

I suck at them too, believe me. I'm not sure what it is about Hollow Knight that has grabbed me so thoroughly...
timespirt on May 14th, 2017 03:33 am (UTC)
I hope you get the job you want hon. You deserve to catch a break because life has not been fair to you at all.

popkin16popkin16 on May 14th, 2017 07:41 am (UTC)
Thank you bb *HUGS*

It would be sooo nice if I didn't have to stress about bills every month. We'll see how things play out!
timespirt on May 14th, 2017 05:21 pm (UTC)
We're kindred spirits in that respect, all I do is stress about bills. "HUGS"
popkin16: ♥ nibble & nuzzlepopkin16 on May 15th, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
I know just how you feel *HUGS*