I have a new job with SaskWater. I officially begin working (for real) on the 19th of November, but I have orientation, and training and other preliminary stuff before that. It’s casual employment – that means they call me when no one else will work, I think – so I’m sure I’ll be working a lot of stat holidays and such.
And that’s okay. I didn’t really want a job that took hours of work away from people that needed it (younger people – with families, to be more specific) In fact, I wasn’t even sure I wanted a job couple of months ago. But, renovations are expensive, and Christmas is coming, so a little extra money each month will come in handy.
As my brother so quickly pointed out to me when I told him I had applied for the job, and gave him a brief description of what I would be doing if I got it, it is kind of Homer Simpsonish. I mean, looking in from the outside, it would appear that it’s not really a job that requires a lot of skill and/or intelligence. It’s pretty much a control room with a bunch of computer screens, flashing lights, and a fridge. However, there is more to it than meets the eye, but I’ll just let you think whatever you want to think.