I just got back from visiting my parents at a cottage this weekend to find out I have a job. At last! One of my temp agencies finally came through.
It's been a frustrating time. For the last three months I've been offered lots of jobs, only to have them evaporate into the ether before I could start them! Sometimes, it was because the employer changed their mind for some reason. Most of the time, however, it was due to competition. The market for office work has become a lot more competitive lately, with employers asking to see profiles on several temps and then choosing from the pile. Before, an agency would call me and say, a job came in and you're starting tomorrow. Now, they'll say they've put my name forward and wish me luck. A sign of the time, perhaps?
Anyway, now I actually do have something. I'll be working for ING, scanning files for two months, and I start this morning. So I'd better get off the computer and get on a bus! Later, all!