I created a monster

Letting my cat out to wander the hallways last week was a huge mistake. HUGE.

He now thinks he should be let out on demand, which is ALL the time. He used to do that years ago but I out-stubborned him on it and he gave up. Now I’ve gone and ruined everything.

I’ve had to barricade the bottom of the door — he’s already taken a piece out of it trying to claw the door open — but I don’t have anything that would block the entire door. So now he sits on the barricade, crying to be let out and trying to peel away the side of the door.


So the battle begins again.


Unemployment rate spikes

Canadians pessimistic as unemployment soars across the country

Statistics Canada reported Thursday that Canadians are losing their jobs at a rate that hasn’t been seen since the early 1980s, when a recession ripped through the economy and pushed the jobless rate to more than 13 per cent.

According to the agency, the March jobless rate nationally hit eight per cent.

It’s been a rough few months. Still haven’t heard anything about that job that was supposed to start in March. No news is bad news, I think — I suspect it means that the last meeting they had to get their request for contractors and other budgetary needs approved didn’t go well.

I’ve been applying for technical writing jobs that come up but haven’t gotten any nibbles so far. I can well imagine the number of people applying for any one of the jobs, especially since everyone and their dog thinks they can write. Bit discouraging, but I’m trying to think positively.

I had an interview yesterday for a part-time remote technical writing job with a US company. I have another two interviews (well, chats, I suppose would be more accurate) on Monday with two other people at the company. Then they’ll decide later on next week who they are hiring. I think they are interviewing four or five people total. It’s an interesting gig. The interview yesterday went pretty well so I guess I’ll just have to see.

Wish me luck. 🙂