well. the good news is, they like me, they really like me. the bad news is, they can’t afford me. oh, they like having me around, my clients (when i have them) love me, and i build nice websites, this is certain, and they can afford to keep me there, at my current salary which is horribly inadequate and well below my skill level. the good news is they are willing to be very supportive if i want to work part time elsewhere, ease into another job; they’ll give me great references. the bad news is, i don’t wanna leave.
they put up with me. i work from when i get there till when i leave (uhm, dependability would have been my lowest mark on the review, but still, that’s ok with them). i don’t have to dress for work, basic jammies are fine, and if my car ever died i could still get there in minutes on a bus that goes right from my house to work.
i’ve been there the longest of any job in my life, or pretty close to that. by this time in any job i’m the company’s pet weirdo, after my usual stellar start my true self in all its idiosyncratic glory has come out, and it’s time to go. well, they still want me around. but they feel guilty i can’t afford to live.
oh well. i think it’s better to have a job i’m pretty sure i’m still going to have, month after month, than go risk it somewhere where i might end up out of work. the last time i made a move for money, i regretted it for … well i still regret it.
anyway, does anybody know of an opening for a badly dressed, fuzzy-haired web site making person that usually shows up for work eventually?
didn’t think so.