I didn’t have a job to go to yesterday, I’m on funemployment furlough. If my recent personal history is to be a guide, I’ll get a job this week or next, at which point it will have been really cool to have been off for a week or two, just doing stuff that has languished.
We’re in good shape, I got another paycheck coming and I have my tax refund money coming. Gig workers like me are eligible for unemployment, but it’s a max of $512 a week or something. Not as if that isn’t a useful amount, but if you can only draw for a week, which I expect to be the case with me…. It just adds complexity to my tax return in ways that I’d rather not bother with. So I haven’t looked at it and may not.
EHG continues to have open reqs on the vendor systems out there, and I am submitted, but have not been called. I’m weak in a desirable skill set common to a lot of job reqs, and one EHG seeks in particular. I have a lot of vendors trying to submit for the same jobs at EHG, it has some appearance of being the only game in town at the moment.
There is a “test score processor” in town that has contract needs. I had a sit down with some people to discuss that. Its fine, but they aren’t starting their project until end of March. I expect to be able to take a gig by then.
One of my old vendors will straight up call me and give me a job at a “mining and manufacturing company” here in town if he gets a signature on a bid for work… which he seems likely to get. It’s just a matter of timing.
Gig economy article, about the white collar sector in particular. Reporter expresses this all as if it’s a new thing, which it isn’t. https://www.minnpost.com/good-jobs/2017/02/minnesotas-gig-economy-not-just-artists-and-uber-drivers-anymore