A bunch of stuff has happened. Items follow:
Thursday, I missed my train in the morning. That's okay, because another one came along in half an hour, and I can determine my own hours, but still. A shame to see a train pull out of the station without you. Then, I worked from around 9 AM to 10 PM. That was easier than I thought. Then, I went down from the office to Suburban Station and - again - missed my train. This was more of a pain in the ass, because it was not rush hour and I had to wait an hour for the next one. Also, I was on the platform on time, but there was mysteriously no train. That's frustrating.
Sitting around in a train station at night with homeless people is no fun. Fortunately, my friend Dave from ONU showed up and we talked for a while. Dave just got hired somewhere, so that's good to hear. He used to work on the project I am currently working on, so he gave me some tips. Including the actual end date (a good two months less than the temp agency told me the project would go, minimum). It's good to talk to people.
Friday, my supervisor called me aside to talk to me. I wondered how I could possibly be in trouble after only two weeks of work. In fact, I was not in trouble. I was offered a spot on the second level review team, which is not worth more money or more anything, it's just different work. But still, it's a gesture, and it might mean they can use me longer after the four months I now anticipate this project lasting.
Also, I was alerted to another project starting soon, lasting (supposedly) 12 months, and paying better. That would be great, too.
So, back around to Thursday, my fortune cookie from dinner read: "You have had a great start. Work harder!"
--22:39 PM, EST, Warminster, PA
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