When all was said and done, and Nightingale gave notice at work, the
plan expectation was for us both to be unemployed for a little while. We would use the time to get the house in order and exercise every day after getting the kids to school.
As luck would have it, I landed a contract job that started on her first day of her being unemployed. It's doing one repeatable task that doesn't require a lot of brainpower, but the pay is decent and there is overtime if I want it.
It's been a long time since I was paid by the hour. The contract goes until late January but given how the work has slowed down, I wonder if that end date will come sooner.
I'm not sure what to say about this project. From conversations with the other two contract consultants, I'm vindicated that:
- the data isn't well organized;
- the workflow could be improved;
- and the PM is a flake.
I admit that I'm bringing with me the Ghosts of Jobs Past and I'm trying not to let it cloud my judgment. I'm not always successful.
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