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So this summer..

In addition to looking for an apartment, I'm going to need to look for a new job this summer.. So far I've heard nothing on my raise, after having exceeded my boss's expectations. I should be able to survive getting an apartment with per_akh and jinkonosuzuran, but I won't be surviving well, and if there's an emergency, I may not be able to handle it well.

So what I'm going to need is a job that can pay me at least $30,000 a year and offer affordable benefits. ($400-something a month is not affordable).

Right now, I'm working as an editor at a transcript facility.. my boss has told me (accidentally) that I'm the best editor here; I have the highest productivity combined with virtually no complaints. (I've had one legitimate complaint in the past several months, and one that was a problem with the computer).

So if I could get a descent editing job, that could work.. otherwise, I could try something more technical potentially, so long as they have good training. (I have computer skills, but they've gone mostly unused for a while). I've also done call center work, but that usually pays poo unless it's tech support.. which I could potentially do.

Anyways.. things to think about after the upcoming weekend.

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helen99
Jun. 23rd, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
OOoo. Look at this:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=21651866&jobSummaryIndex=238&agentID=&QUICK_SEARCH=1

In case that was a cached page and the link is bad, here's what it said:

Job Id: 21651866
Job Title: Editorial
Job Status: Full-Time
Industry: Science
Job Function: Writing / Reporting/ Editing
Job Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information: Send cover letter and resume via e-mail to HR@asmusa.org or by regular mail to Human Resources, American Society for Microbiology, 1752 N St., NW, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls, please. EOE, M/F.

Date Posted: 6/1/06 - this part is bad - it's been out there for 20 days aready, and may have been snapped up - but it's worth a shot if you don't mind going to DC (maybe on the metro?)

Criteria: Keyword=Editing

Editorial Position

"Are you interested in a position in technical editing with opportunity for advancement, good benefits, and with excellent training? If the answer is yes, and if you can find the error in the preceding sentence, you may be qualified for a Copy Editor Trainee position with the American Society for Microbiology, a leading publisher of scientific research journals. The salary is $38,000. Applicants must possess excellent grammatical and organizational skills, an eye for detail, and an aptitude for highly technical work (see www.journals.asm.org for a look at the contents of our journals). Experience with Microsoft Word is required, and electronic editing experience is preferred. Applicants to be tested will be notified no later than 7/7/06. Send cover letter and resume via e-mail to HR@asmusa.org or by regular mail to Human Resources, American Society for Microbiology, 1752 N St., NW, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls, please. EOE, M/F."
aekiy
Jun. 23rd, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
Ooh.. intimidating, but interesting. According to MapQuest, it's only about three minutes further away from the house than I'm driving now (less if I were going from Silver Spring or something). Should work on updating resumé when I get home, s'pose..
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