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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Gainful Adult Employment

I has it.

When I ended last theatrical season, I swore to myself that this seasonal work thing was going to stop.  I was sick and tired of moving across the country every 7 months, and feeling like I was getting older with nothing permanent to show for it.

So I did not re-accept my contract with my previous employer.

As the summer days grew on, I kept failing to reach a new contract with a full time theatre; and it was looking more and more likely that I would have to see if my position was still unfilled at my old job.  (sigh)  And one day out of the blue the neighbor lady came over to collect her rummage sale things and she suggested that I check on the Sentry website for a job.

I paused a second and wondered if she was nuts.  Sentry is a grocery store; but near my hometown it is also a major insurance company.  I thought that neither sounded like they really had a career path for a theatre technician.

Ah, I was wrong.  Sentry Insurance owns a theatre.  And they needed a theatre manager.  And after a long interview process of many candidates, I am the chosen successor for the 'Theatre Manager' position.

My very own theatre, mwa hahahah!

I work 30 minutes from home.  Not 1200 or 2000 miles.... 30 minutes.  It's.... amazing!

So, that's what I have been up to.  That and scads of knitting.  Oh, and Hat Attack.  Dear goodness.  So much catch up blogging to do!


Blogger Logan said...


And way to go killing Kath when she least expected it. Very awesome of you.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Phro5gg said...

Congrats! Its always great when things come together like that.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

How wonderful! Great we get to keep you around for knitting night!!! Very happy for you.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Kath said...

Very cool! How busy is this theatre? I mean, turnover in productions - short vs. long. And how large?

It sounds like you're on the right track - college, then seasonal work, and now a full-time year round professional job. Next you'll be telling me you're climbing a corporate career ladder I suppose? ( Just kidding!) Much better than doing it backwards like me. (The whole "starving student" thing not so much fun when you're pushing 40 - trust me!)

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Tony said...

That's totally awesome. Full time position close to home is better than I figured you'd be able to find. If the money is good then you're golden. Now if only you can find some time to hang out with us less gainfully employed freaks who spend too much time online.


5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello - I was just visiting, after a long absence, to see if you've been doing any more knitting. Congratulations on the job ! I hope that you're enjoying it.

3:25 AM  

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