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26 September 2006 @ 03:09 pm
This would be funny if it weren't so sad. Or sad if it weren't so funny. I give up.

So, the job that I was up for at the law firm where I temped before? The one I was rejected for at first, but then they reinterviewd me and really seemed to like me? Got shafted again. And then. AND THEN. They want me to come in and work temp next week.

Jesus Christ on a pogo stick with lime.

Of course I'm doing it. My impulse is to go up to them and snarl "I DON'T NEED YOUR GODDAMN CHARITY," except, of course, I do.

So, one week. Motherfucker.
Jerlugonn on September 26th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Very annoying.
But at least the temp work has to help reduce the stress a little bit.
Elletheletterelle on September 26th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
A tiny bit. Although now I have to shuffle that with the 2 days I'm working at UCF. I think UCF will be flexible about it, though.

Kayefreak_in_need on September 26th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
The temp agency I worked for seemed to follow the same sort of practices.

Month one- Yes, here's a job. I pays below what you specifically said was the lowest you'll accept, cause we need to see if we can trust you!

Me: Fine, I need money.

Month Two: Oh yeah, you're great! We'll have another job for you.

Me: Good, cause I need money.


Hey, come in and do this job!

Me: Yeah, I have to go back to school. Like I told you four months ago. Jeez.

Mary Lewys: Tenthmlewys on September 26th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
JESUS, way to jerk you around.

*sighs*snuggles* I'm proud of you for putting on your big girl panties and doing the adult thing.
Elletheletterelle on September 27th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
I know, right? "You're not good enough to actually WORK for us, but we'll let you temp. For a week."

And I'm doing the adult thing because, dude. Money. A week doing that will net me about $500, which I desperately need. Or at least my credit cards desperately need.
Mary Lewysmlewys on September 27th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
I know. But some people who cling to pride and screw themselves up more just to hang onto it. You're smart and mature enough to realize that paying bills and whatnot is more important.

60schic60schic on September 27th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
Jeez Louise...talk about adding insult to injury! You just go and show them what fools they were not to hire you. Rock on.
Elletheletterelle on September 27th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
I know, isn't it? I think they think they're being reassuring, like it's not that they don't like me, they just... I don't know. But they want to show they like me, so they're throwing me a bone. I want more than a bone, though. I want steak. Or at least a hamburger.
lizzyjitlizzyjit on September 27th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC)
Just repeat to yourself, "you cannot use me if I refuse to be used. I am using you."

Or, unleash a virus on their asses. That'll learn 'em.

Congrats on pay, anyway. Also, I'm going to have lots of free time and a car when I go to Florida in December. Wanna hang out?
Elletheletterelle on September 27th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
YES. *weeps* We will hang out and do fun things in the beautiful December weather. And hopefully I will not be crazy at the time. Because damn, I'm tired of being crazy.
lizzyjitlizzyjit on September 27th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Well, it's not set in stone yet, but I may have the illustrious newpenny with me. Remind me again how far away you are from West Palm?
Elletheletterelle on September 28th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)

I'm... about 4 hours away, I think. If you came up, you should probably make it an overnighter. Which is possible; we have space all kinds of places. :)

Did that sound dirty? I didn't mean it that way.