Monday, January 5, 2009

I've got no where else to GO!

I am a consultant (as stated in my "5 things") and as I result, I bounce around from project to project. Well, after a period of 3.5 years, my project has come to a close. It is a good thing in that it will let me experience some new things and meet some new people. It is annoying because I am now "unstaffed".

Being unstaffed is a double edged sword. On the one hand, I am getting paid (for now) for doing not much. It is the time to work on training, take some vacation, find a new project, as well as work on selling MORE work. On the other hand, more often than not, it means tyring really hard to kill 8 hours a day. Not as easy as it sounds.

So, today I've done the following:
  1. I'm likely going to charge a few hours of vacation.
  2. I knocked out some ethics training and learned that it is NOT ok to obtain insider stock trading information. (Dang, there went my retirement strategy.)
  3. Looked for new roles in a massively large spreadsheet.
  4. Responded to a few questions about my experience.
  5. Wrote a new blog post (opps! How'd that slip in there?)
  6. Scheduled another blog post (Crap, ANOTHER post snuck in!?)
I'm really hopeful that I find something soon - otherwise my blog posts will go from daily to hourly - and nobody wants that.


Kelly said...

I totally understand... I am commenting on blogs while at work.

Caro said...

Boo to looking for a new role!! I feel like I don't have a purpose! :(