After posting my resumes online publicly and joining a couple of GTP sites, my email is getting FLOODED with spam. It wouldn’t be so bad if it was a variety of spam, but it’s the same damned message over and over and over again! It’s really annoying when my only email access is through my cell phone, and I have to go through page after page after page of the same damned message over and over again.
To make matters worse, my email’s spam filter doesn’t want to work. Every single time I mark the messages as spam, I figure they’ll get filtered, right? WRONG! I seem to have gotten the one yahoo email account that refuses to recognize spam as spam.
In good news, The Lich’s Lair Games, Inc, is officially and legally open per the business inspector. We have a few minor things to straighten up in two weeks, but the guy was super nice about us and even gave us resources to help get it done. I take back SOME of the bad things I’ve said about the village…
In bad news, it seems that being closed for two weeks while Bob was moving out and we were getting legal has killed our business. We’ve only had a few people show interest in our store, and we already had our first group of ignorant hecklers pester Steve. They may have driven people away from the store; if so, I will not hesitate to call the police on their intolerant asses should they show up again.
In ugly news, I am working a day job at a telemarketing firm. I hope and pray that I can actually convince people to buy what I’m selling. If I don’t sell well, I only make a quarter more than minimum wage, then I get fired after 60 days. If I do sell well, I’ll become a better seller in the store, and I’ll make something like $16.50 an hour, with commission bonuses. Steve’s worried that I won’t be able to deal with people cursing and screaming at me on the phone, but I do know that as long as the opinions of the people that I talk to mean nothing to me, and as long as I don’t have to deal with them face-to-face, I’ll be just fine.
No, I didn’t sell my soul to the devil…I am just doing whatever it takes to keep my family fed and sheltered. Mommy, Daddy, Baby, Kitty, and Birdy all need to eat…and we are NOT going to eat Kitty or Birdy under ANY circumstances.
Anyway, I’ll be glad when we get Internet in the store. It should render me capable of writing more and writing more articles. My ultimate goal is to be a work-at-home mom who edits and proofreads books and/or articles for a living…at least until the baby is in school. After that, I want to head back to school, get my MLS, and start working as a librarian…if I’m not too busy running the store, anyway.
Hey, I began and ended the paragraph with “anyway!”
I think that that means that either my writing is getting rusty, or I need a thesaurus.