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July 12th, 2007


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03:12 am - Just in time
Well, the job hunting has come to an end for the time being! I signed all the paperwork on Monday for a 3-month contract gig as an Information Architect. I'll be working downtown for Target again (and will endeavor to stay awake for it all this time). Yesterday afternoon, I received the official notification that I'll be starting on the 23rd.

This is good timing as the bills are getting due and the check from the last Target gig came in just under the wire for getting the mortgage paid for July. I'll be getting paid weekly at this new gig but suspect that August's mortgage payment will be about a week late. I can deal with that. The other thing getting that check informed me of was how my take-home pay will look. It appears that a week and a half will pay the mortgage. So, in a given month, I should have roughly a week's worth of pay for bills, a week's to pay down debt and another little bit for savings. At that rate, the savings will be built back up pretty quickly and the debt erased smartly.

On top of all that fine news, the work looks like it will be interesting and enjoyable. Plus it will be downtown, so bussing keeps me from having car expenses while I build up savings!

Thanks everyone for your kind wishes during my search. It's good to know I have friends when I get to feeling down.

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From:von_krag
Date:July 12th, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
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I'm so glad to hear this. Gimme a call soon and we can meet up for ???
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From:jbru
Date:July 12th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC)
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My fine, wonderful puppies ate my old cell phone so I've lost your number. Send me email to my mac.com address.
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From:sleigh
Date:July 12th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
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Congratulations on the new position! Yay!
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From:lsanderson
Date:July 12th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)

WooT!

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Good luck!
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From:jiawen
Date:July 12th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
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Excellent in many ways!
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From:cakmpls
Date:July 12th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Good news! I'm glad for you!
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From:arielmn
Date:July 12th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
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YaaaHooo!
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From:mizzlaurajean
Date:July 12th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)

Best of luck!

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I hope this works out.

Did you let them know about your narcolepsy?
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From:jbru
Date:July 12th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Best of luck!

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That's on the list of "first day on the job" activities.
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From:minnehaha
Date:July 12th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
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Outstanding! We're delighted for you!

K.
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From:hunnythistle
Date:July 12th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Yay!! Congrats to you.
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From:laurel
Date:July 12th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Cool.

Just remember if you're an independent contractor to sock away a large percentage of your money for taxes or you'll regret it later.

If you're not or you're totally on that already, pay me no mind.
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From:jbru
Date:July 12th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
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I'm a W2 contractor, and was at my last gig too, so the taxes are taken out for me. This means I make a little less but that I have less hassle, but thanks for the tip in any case!
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From:jbru
Date:July 12th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Well, no sleeping at work. I get to take naps with the puppies when I get home.

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