Whose Time is it Anyway?

One of the most annoying things about being unemployed is that I feel like my time isn’t my own. I feel like I’m at the mercy of everyone else’s schedule. Which is kind of an irrational thing to be annoyed by right now, since I don’t really have any demands on my time.

I think I’m extra bothered by this today, since everyone else I know went skiing in all this new snow we got. Plus it was only $14 to ski at Mad River Glen, which is totally within my budget. Instead of skiing, I spent my afternoon at an interview and then taking a Programmers Aptitude Test. Why no, you’re not mistaken. I am not a programmer. But the interview was at a software company, and apparently they have no provisions for when they interview for positions other than programmers. It was a three-part test. Two parts were what they called “logic,” but to me were just looking for patterns in letters (part one) and shapes (part two). The hard part was the Algebra test I had to take. If Amy decided 3/4 of the way through a 25 question test that she didn’t want to solve for x anymore, how many questions did Amy answer?

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One Response to Whose Time is it Anyway?

  1. Rachel says:

    I always have that at-the-mercy-of-everyone-else’s-schedule feeling as a freelancer. People assume you can schedule anything around their priorities since they have a “real” job. It’s hard to say no to something, giving the reason that you “really need to work at that time” b/c they can question it: Can’t you just work later at night or more on the weekends?

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