Friday, January 25, 2008

A Real Job & more 2007 knitting

I just found out today that I have had a real job since Monday. I've been working for a temp agency for over a year and just before Christmas they asked if I would be interested in moving over to their full time division. Hmmm, let me see......

Real Health Insurance vs. very crappy coverage

Paid Holidays and Vacation vs. no work = no pay

Between assignments get paid for a 37.5 hour week vs. see above

401(k) plan vs. what?

Did I say yes? It took a bit of time due to the holidays and the fact that they had to find out if I really had done the things I said I had. I went in today to show them my driver's license and Social Security card (the one I have had since I registered for Social Security in about 1961) and to sign all the paperwork to become an actual participant in the amazing world of benefits. I am 62 years old and this is only the second job I have ever had with real benefits. And I will still be a temp, doing what I like, which is relatively short term projects in a different place every few months. In fact, I did exactly the same thing this week in my real job as I did last week in my temp job (because it is the same job) and will stay there until April 15.

When I saw the pattern for these socks on MagKnits, I knew just who should have them.

Mimi! She had a very busy and stressful Fall so it took some time after I finished them to get them to her. Finally I ran into her one day at the Post Office and made her wait until I went to my car and got them. I had been carrying them around with me for weeks hoping I would see her. Right before Christmas she came into The Yarn Lounge wearing them and looking her usual fabulous self so I was able to get some pictures of the socks on her feet in some of her amazingly high heeled shoes.


Blogger Mary said...

The socks are just adorable, especially with those shoes!

Congratulations on the job!

I never, EVER would have guessed you were 62. You look at least 20 years younger! Perhaps never having a full-time job with benefits is the secret to looking younger???

5:42 PM  
Blogger Grace Yaskovic said...

Congrats on the job and I am with Mary neither Tom or I would have ever thought you were 62 I knew you said you were older then me but i figured a year or two. When I told Tom you got a full time job with benefits he said there is hope for me yet -- of course you have to look to find one!!!

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray! Big Huge Congratulations...that really must take a load off of your mind! and those sox are feakin adorable!

12:41 AM  
Blogger Joan said...

Congrats Cate on all those fab benies for your permanent job!

Those socks are amazing and apparently found the right home. ;-}

11:06 AM  
Blogger Ida said...

I love these socks!

10:41 PM  
Blogger kasiaiscarly said...

Congrats on the job!

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Your swap partner said...

I like the ruffles at the top of the socks! And the purple! So beautiful.

8:13 PM  
Blogger smariek said...

Congrats on the job!!! I'd say the best thing is the "doing what you like" part.

Holy crap! You're 62?! You look great. What's your secret?

1:37 AM  

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