7.03.2007

the job front: great news!

Once again, persistence has paid off. I kept in touch with some law firms that had expressed interest in me but didn't have a position I wanted. Now one of them has a weekend person going on an extended sick leave. They asked me to quote a hourly rate - I aimed high, thinking they would bargain it down - and they said yes!

It's a contract position, and may or may not become permanent. Either way is fine with me. If it continues, I'd be able to do the other things - notetaking, ESL tutoring - at the same time. This would provide a steady income in between terms, when there's no notetaking work. If it doesn't continue, it's good money and a good connection while it lasts.

I would start training next week, except my mother will be visiting, and then we have the Hawaiian wedding in Vermont. So I have time to get dogwalking set up, and to mentally change gears.

Now I feel extra vindicated that I didn't let myself get sucked into a Monday to Friday job. Hallelujah. Life is good.

11 comments:

Kate said...

Oh, hooray! Patience and persistence pays off!

mkk said...

Yay! That's great! I'm so glad it worked out so well for you!

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

This is great, Laura! Congratulations!

West End Bound said...

Yippee!!

Ferdzy said...

Yes!

M@ said...

Woo hoo!

Remember this the next time you're wondering whether to do the "smart" thing, or to trust your better judgment, okay? :)

L-girl said...

Thank you thank you thank you :)

Remember this the next time you're wondering whether to do the "smart" thing, or to trust your better judgment, okay? :)

Every time I don't trust my judgment, I end up regretting it, sometimes with very serious consequences.

This one goes in the bank. :)

L-girl said...

And thanks for all the support, you guys. What would I do without this blog?!

(Go nuts?)

Granny said...

Great News!!

David Cho said...

Congratulations.

So many people out of desperation end up taking bad jobs and spend a lot of time hating them. But I knew you wouldn't do that.

Carola said...

Congratulations !!! great to see this was the outcome of the dilemma post.