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I started working

Thus, less posts. 🙂

I’m currently doing contract work for a local university, helping transfer their old website to the new one – and plan out better organization of content and what new content they need.

It’s a challenge, but I am really enjoying it. And I get to work from home which is an interesting dynamic.

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First Day

I start a temp/contract job today. Well, technically, we had a conference call and I did a little work yesterday, so I guess yesterday was my first day.

I’m working for a local university, helping them with their new website.

It should be fun, and right up my alley.  Although, the CMS (content management system) will be a nice learning curve.

It’s going to be nice to be able to work from home. Having money come in will be nice as well. 🙂

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Texas Data Security Breach – Updated URL

***LINK UPDATE*** Just discovered typos in both of the links which made them incorrect, 😦   This is a repeat of yesterday’s post, with updated URLs.  Very sorry about that!

If you have applied for Unemployment Benefits in Texas, looked for work at www.workintexas.com, are/were a teacher in Texas, you may be among the individuals whose personal info was exposed.

Call 855.474.2065 to check if this affects you.

There is also more info at www.txsafeguard.org

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Texas Data Security Breach

Today the Texas Comptroller’s office released news that 3.5 million individual’s personal information (including SSN) was on a public server.

If you have applied for Unemployment Benefits in Texas, looked for work at www.workintexas.com, are/were a teacher in Texas, you may be among the individuals whose personal info was exposed.

Call 855.474.2065 to check if this affects you.

There is also more info at www.txsafeguard.org

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Irons in the fire…

I now have two clients/contract work for social media.

I’m waiting for a second interview with a local company, running their social media.

I’m waiting to hear back from a job lead through an IT staffing firm.

I still have  another various 15 other applications out there floating around out there.

I’m planning on going later this week with a fellow job-seeker to one place of employment where we’d both be interested in working.

I have my resume up in multiple places.

I’m attending a weekly Career Transition ministry at my church.

An Iron somewhere has got to become red-hot.

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Mondays

Mondays look very different now.

Actually, it starts before that. Sunday evenings are different. I tend to anticipate things.  For example, my Sunday nights used to consist of looking at the clock and calculating how much time left in the weekend I had.

Now, I don’t calculate how many hours until my Monday Morning Workday starts. Yes, I still get up on Monday Morning and get to work, but it’s different. And Yes, I realize this reprieve is (Hopefully!) very short lived. But it is different. And for the moment – a good different.

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Busy Day!

Two interviews today. The morning interview was very interesting. Enjoyed the individuals I was able to chat with.

I’m currently working on making a tasty lunch and finishing up a client proposal before jetting off to my second interview.

It’s great to be able to get out there in the world – away from the computer, because lets face it if the computer is not an aid or tool to face to face interactions with people, one starts to think “whats the point?” Computers can also suck the life out of you if you let them. No thank you! 🙂

Other than that, I thought I was going to a movie screening tonight. oops, got the wrong date. So my evening is suddenly free. That is always a nice treat.

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Careers in Motion

I’m pretty excited about participating in a ministry my church has. It’s a great place to meet people, network, learn about job opportunities, receive practical help on all the things that you need to remember when you are working full-time and suddenly find yourself in the ‘unemployment’ ocean again. As I understand it, it is also just a great place to be encouraged. Being by yourself, isolated and discouraged about unemployment is not a good thing.

If you are in DFW area, are unemployed and interested, here’s the place to go. From there, click on “Job Ministries.”

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Closing Down

I’m closing down my bank account today – finally got everything matched up with my husband’s account. Not quite in time though – still charged a $12 fee yesterday. 😦

I also need to take in the most recent batch of rolled “Pennies for Debra” which is around $10. (Almost covers the bank fee.)

The SpamBots are starting to pick up my email address and link it with job finding. Look SpamBots – I am an Email Specialist, I know what good email looks like and I know what junk email looks like. *Reported & Deleted.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I have a consultation with a client today. We will be discussing their goals and objectives to best plan how they should implement social media to better engage with their customers.

I’m also planning on drinking Shamrock Shake which will then require me to brush my teeth extra well before my afternoon dentist appointment.

PS don’t forget to finish your bracket. They close at 12 pm EST. Still looking for a group to join? Play on Yahoo with: “Win Troy’s Stuff” http://bit.ly/hIJM5f

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