|Fuck you, Office Work!
||[Aug. 28th, 2009|05:25 pm]
Well, things are in the toilet again. And it's pushing me to make a big decision-to go freelance. Today I was rung my employment agency to tell me that that job I've been doing at the NHS for the past 2 weeks don't want me back 'because of my internet use and lack of attention to detail'. That basically means I forgot to put a date stamp on some things and they caught me on Facebook once or twice. The kicker is, when I started last week, my boss was in for one day and then went on holiday for a week. With one day's training, I couldn't very well do the job perfectly for the rest of the week, and no-one else was able to help me. When my boss came back on Tuesday we sorted out everything I had done and I got a bit more training. She was very supportive and understanding and kept saying "Poor girl, having all this dumped on her while I was away." With everything sorted out, I started to get my bearings properly. Then today with no warning I'm told by the agency (Not my boss) that I'm not wanted there anymore. Once I'd taken the call no-one said a word to me and I barely said a word to anyone else. According to the agent, they wanted her to tell me because 'they liked me so much'. Bollocks. All sounds suspiciously like bullshit to me. Apart from that I sat and watched a girl across from me playing internet games for 1 1/2 hours, then my co-worker book his holiday flights during work time. And they have a problem with me dipping in and out of Facebook every now and again.
SO! I'm gonna do what my Dad did and start working out of my room. I will probably have to take temp work in the mean time still but I need something else. I'm gonna offer my services of architects for models, and if work comes in with a model making company I'll take that too. I'd like to think if it becomes a bit more successful maybe I could rent a studio. It worked for my Dad, he started making jewellery in the spare room of our old house when I was a baby, and eventually he and my Mum were able to start a successful business.
My friend Lucie has offered to post flyers at her uni for architectural students have have their mock ups built by me, and I'll go from there. I'm going to buy a website and see what comes of it, but if I can help it, I am going to avoid working in an office at all costs.