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So three weeks on from the gainful employment dance and my contract is up.

And thus I stagger out of the mind-numbing tedium that was three weeks of putting names into a computer database...and then checking files that had already gone on to the database for mistakes.

Now don't get me wrong I am certainly not complaining about having had a job for three weeks. I know that I am lucky to have had work and that many people are not so lucky. Actually I'm mostly very proud of myself for not quitting, despite times when I felt like crying from boredom. The last few days especially were very bad. But I stuck it out and got to the end of my first contract with this agency so hopefully I'll more work to look forward too. I'm praying not more data entry but I guess I can't be too choosy at this point in time.

I made it. Go me. ;-)

Date: 2009-11-27 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dave3heaton.livejournal.com

Trust me, I feel your pain, hon. I spent goodness knows how long doing data entry in Croydon (not sure what was worse - the data entry or the Croydon!), and the only thing that made it bearable was the existence of Friday.

So now try to enjoy the weekend, you've earned it.

Date: 2009-11-27 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janey-mac.livejournal.com
You know, I like my job at the moment. It involves a lot of data-entry type stuff, but there's also a part of it that involves talking to humans. It means you always get a break when you feel your brain leaking out your ears.

Date: 2009-11-27 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fundessie.livejournal.com
Heh, my first role was cataloguing the data related to every park bench, and the commemorative plaque thereof, in Edinburgh.
Gods it was hell on earth.

Hope something a bit more challenging comes your way in the immediate future.

Date: 2009-11-27 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d511kx.livejournal.com
I remember when I was at Durham, a number of us volunteered to help out at the Archaeology museum. Most of it was good fun stuff, with the public and school parties and the like, but one of the things that we started was the computerising of the catalogue of the collections. It was a necessary task, but not the most interesting of ones, particularly after the 43rd Acheulean hand axe. Hence the reason why, for some time after (and for all I know, to this day) the database contained details of the Holy Grail and the Arc of the Covenant, both apparently discovered by a Dr. I Jones...


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