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Teppy works in the Teppyworks!

Before Christmas, I got a phone call from a contracting company in Tampa, FL. They were trying to fill a position for a FOIA paralegal on Navy Air Station North Island, about 19 miles from my house.

I got the job because of my FOIA experience and because I'm military. It's worked out well. I started Tuesday. I have to drive the long, long, long Coronado Bay Bridge, but that's not a phobia of mine so I'm okay. I have my own office and the people I work with are flabbergasted by the fact that they don't have to explain anything to me, beyond how they're arranging some spreadsheets and how they label their disks specifically.

So far, so good. Oh yeah, and there is a gym across the street from me so I've been using it.

I have work up at Los Al all next week and Steve has a sinus operation the week after that. January is going to be tumultous, but at least I'm making money.

Yes, this is a permanent job. Worst case scenario it'll last one six-month contract and be cut off due to lack of funding. Then I'd go back to working with Steve, no biggie.


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 7th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
Jan. 7th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
Awesome! Sounds like a good job.
Jan. 7th, 2012 08:05 am (UTC)
So now you're helping them hide the UFO files?
Jan. 7th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
No, that's the Air Force. We hide evidence of R'lyeh and artifacts of the Cthulhu cult. Everybody knows that.
Jan. 7th, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
Jan. 7th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you got a hold of a good thing - 19 miles doesn't strike me as a long commute - unless the traffic makes it a lot of time. How long does it take to get there - then again maybe it's just because I live in the sticks and everywhere is a commute for me
Jan. 7th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
It's complicated. There's only one way onto the island, which is the Coronado Bay Bridge. (It's famous, look it up for a photo.) When an aircraft carrier is in port, the traffic backs up to the mainland, because the carrier is in essence a seagoing office building. People live off-post and commute to work on it. When there is no carrier, the traffic is nil. It takes me about 30 minutes each way, but it's clear so that's fine.

There will be no aircraft carriers in port for five months. After that, the VINSON comes home and I'll have to figure out how to adjust to that.
Jan. 7th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations!
Jan. 9th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Molto excelente!

Any chance they could use a file clerk? Wayne's still looking for employment.
Jan. 10th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, you need a Secret clearance to work in my office. This is the story with much of the work I do.
Jan. 10th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
I figured that was probably the case, but it never hurts to ask. Thanks.
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