An update on work-related things…

These days there’s not much else going on besides work.

The transit ride isn’t so bad. I’m dealing, anyhow. It’s usually 2 to 2 1/2 hours for me to get to and from work. Generally I give myself 3 hours and get there early, so I just hang out on top of the mountain with a cup of tea. I could really get to enjoy that.

I need a waterproof coat, however. It rains a lot here. I left all of my coats back in Ontario, they’re going to be shipped someday. Supposedly our things will be shipped in the next few days – the pickup was arranged yesterday, but they still haven’t actually picked it up today yet. Blasted. There is a coat that I want to buy at the mountain, and it’s on sale and I get a discount, but I can’t spend the money yet.

What’s more frustrating is, after telling Adam they’d give him 5 days a week of work, Mountain Equipment Co-op has changed their mind and are keeping him as an on-call person. His only shift he’s aware of so far is almost half-way through November. This creates two somewhat major issues.

1) Adam is so bored he’s starting to get depressed
2) We won’t have enough money to move out of Pitt Meadows for an extra month at least, which means I’ll be doing the three hour commute for two and a half months.

One and a half months I could handle, and if I need to, I’ll get through two and a half, but it’s going to be rough. Especially on weeks like this one, where I’m working from Thursday (yesterday) through until next Thursday without a day off. This is the beginning of the test, I suppose.

I have to get a user icon for the mountain.

7 Comments

  • ashkitty

    October 22, 2004 at 4:14 pm

    Ugh! Isn’t that so very frustrating? One of my flatmates got a job for a research company, but then it turns out he’s supposed to call in every day he’s scheduled to see if they actually have anything for him to do. He’s worked like 3 days so far.

    Surely there are shops hiring for Christmas, if nothing else?

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      October 23, 2004 at 11:39 am

      Well, he talked to them again and it sounds like he’ll be getting more hours come November. That should work out. Otherwise, he could just come get a job at the mountain a couple of days a week to supplement working at the co-op part time.

  • ex_faroh24

    October 22, 2004 at 5:12 pm

    I had a dream the other night that we came out to Vancouver to visit you guys. I was so excited to see the mountains, but when we got there all the mountains looked just like the “mountain” at Canada’s Wonderland…

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      October 23, 2004 at 11:38 am

      That is incredibly amusing.

      They’re bigger than that… and don’t look quite so fake. 🙂

  • oki_v2

    October 22, 2004 at 7:27 pm

    suckage that Adam’s getting bored.
    I hope he finds something soon.

    I was thinking about recording some riffs and stuff for ideas on some songs. Maybe he can help me out some?

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      October 23, 2004 at 11:37 am

      You should send him an email and ask him about it. He’s still adamsilver at warped dot com, if you don’t have his address…

      • oki_v2

        October 24, 2004 at 4:49 pm

        I just did. 😀