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#1. Happy Birthday tinarobin. We don't talk much anymore, but sufficed to say, you are in my thoughts, and I wish you well on this day. One more year of your generous spirit and loving companionship cannot but help make this world a better place for the being.

#2. There is a job opening within my company, that I applied for, for a help desk technician. Not only would it be a pay raise (3 grades, but I have no idea what that correlates too), but it would be a schedule change. 7 days on, 12 hour shifts...then 7 days off. 3rd shift, but still. A week off at a stretch...:) Wish me luck.
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tangled_rhythms From: tangled_rhythms Date: July 18th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
#1. You're sweet to have remembered, thank you for both the well wishes and the kind words. The feeling is more than mutual.

#2. Fingers are crossed and luck has been wished. I think it's a natural progression for you to go to Help Desk, although I wonder about the affect of those 7 days at 12 hours each on your body. Granted, I did it when I was about your age, but I'm allowed to worry about you. It's in the contract :)

Pay grade wise, that would be an extra $150-$200 a month for me to jump 3 grades. You can ask HR or Payroll for the grade scale. It doesn't have employee names on it, so it's not a private document. It'll just list the grades, what jobs are in those grades, and the pay for each step in those grades.
bemocked From: bemocked Date: July 18th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
seven on, seven off is a pretty odd schedule for a home office job. Swinging back and forth between staying awake all night for work, then the next week staying awake all day to interact with friends/family, would be pretty brutal. Like traveling back and forth across the Pacific and dealing with the jetlag every single week.

More money sounds good though - and at least you would get to interact with other folks (help desk callers?) during your "work day".

Did you apply for it because you want the help desk job specifically? ...or more because you want the schedule and the pay increase?
daimones From: daimones Date: July 19th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't be switching schedules that much, just getting up 'early', since they all work normal times. ;P

As for the hours, that's a company thing. It makes sense due to how the dispatchers are scheduled (they work hours like that).

It's not really the work I'm looking forward to interacting with tho I suppose that wouldn't be bad...

As for why? Because I don't like my job. More money and time off with *gasp* other human beings has *got* to be a step in the right direction.
vacillate From: vacillate Date: July 18th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh! A week off at a time would be neat! Depending on how grueling the week ON was.

I wish you luck, love. :)
dragoni82 From: dragoni82 Date: July 18th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Week on, week off sounds grueling -- but I'm not sure if it'd be more or less so than what you're doing now.
You know I'm wishing you luck. :D
ellisande From: ellisande Date: July 19th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck!
daimones From: daimones Date: July 19th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
*blinkits, hugs* thanks. And to you, for everything going on.
ellisande From: ellisande Date: July 19th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* Thank you. How're things going, aside from the job-applyings?
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