Got called in early but nothing we've been doing so far seems to warrant that. There's a couple of big jobs but they're not due until morning and we've a full complement of people. I think the second shift manager a) has never heard the fable of the little boy that cried, "wolf!" and b) has no idea how fabulously efficient we are on third shift. Next time he calls, I'm going to have to remember to ask when these "big jobs" they are expecting are due. If it's not until after I would normally get off work (like tonight's) I'll not be coming in early.
Tomorrow starts off my busy weekend, though.
I've got a job interview at 3:30 pm. It's for a "Macintosh Operator" position working downtown for what appears to be an ad agency. They "interview" is a timed test using Quark and Illustrator. The appeals of this position for me are: It's using a Mac; cool. It's four, 10-hour second shifts (5:00 pm to 3:00 am); leaves me a day to be social and leaves me on a more regular schedule allowing me to do things like do volleyball with my friends on summer Saturday afternoons and still get decent sleep. It's downtown; I can bike or bus to work.
We'll have to see what sorts of pay and benefits they're offering and if I can do the kind of work they're asking for. It's been a while since I've done anything complicated in Illustrator or Quark so I could be a bit rusty. Still, I can't imagine they expect a new guy to be in top form right away. I'm hoping my winning personality and experience working nights is a plus.
Friday night my friend Jim picks me up and we go to the baseball game. Opening of the series with the White Sox. We're hooking up with a couple of other friends so the group dynamic of rowdy, sarcastic guys at a baseball game should be cool.
Saturday night I've got a party to go to.
Sunday afternoon, I've got another baseball game. Still trying to find a companion for that one, we'll see if Jim's up for it, if nothing else. He's still my go-to guy for last-minute Twins games.