We’re in the middle of a blizzard warning. We got about 6 inches of snow overnight, with another foot predicted. I woke up this morning and before I realized what I was doing, I’d reached for the phone to call the company site hotline to see if the site was open. It’s good to start the day laughing at yourself!
A friend of a friend of mine works in the field I’m interested in and he introduced me to her (well, by phone anyway) before I left. She’s starting to connect me with others in the field, so I can talk to them about what the work is like, what kind of skills and qualifications you need to get into it and how to actually find a job in it. Most of the positions available are in government, which can be very difficult to get into if you don’t already work for the feds. I’m really looking forward to talking these folks. It’ll really help me decide if this is the right path.
By the way, the site is, in fact, closed today. In 21.5 years working there, I remember only twice when it was closed. I feel cheated 😉