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Chuck Norris is everywhere.

I have a new electric toothbrush, an Oral B Triumph, with "40000 in-and-out pulsations per minute". It cost a mint but it was worth it. My teeth have never felt so clean, and since it came with two brushheads the hubby and I can both use it.

In other news, my contract at work will be going on for another year, after which I might or might not get a new one. It doesn't depend on my boss or on my work performance, but rather on whether the department has enough money. And even if I get a new contract, it will probably be limited to six months because they apparently don't give out longer contracts anymore. Apparently, some people have been working here for years on one haylf-year contract after another.

I don't think I really want that--the continuous insecurity, the feeling that I'm constantly on probation. I wonder whether I really want to write my dissertation under these conditions. After all, it's not as if I had any aspirations towards a professorship. It's more that the uni job was convenient, so I took it.

I've been wanting to find a new job for a while now, but I have no idea what, given that I'd hate doing the usual computer scientist stuff like database programming or the admin thing. By now I'm quite sure that I'm in the wrong profession, but I have no idea what else to do. I guess I have about a year left to find out.

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hardlyfatal
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
That must be so disheartening for you, I'm so sorry :( I have felt that sick "I don't know what I should be doing, but I'm fairly sure it ain't this" sensation, and it's horrible. [hugs]
technoelfie
Aug. 25th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
It is, a bit. The problem has been there for a long time, but I thought I'd have more time to ignore deal with it. By now I think I know what I'd like to be doing, but since money (aka day job) is a necessity to some extent, I'll have to settle for a compromise. :)
technoelfie
Aug. 25th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
Please ignore the icon. I thought I'd picked a different one. *is stupid*
scifichick774
Aug. 25th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
I empathize and I'm sorry. *hugs* I hope you'll find something that appeals to you so you won't be stuck doing the same sort of work you don't like.
technoelfie
Aug. 25th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope so too. There must be some job out there that's not competely horrible. :)
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