Alternate-Universe Monday

July 20, 2009

Two weeks ago today, I got an email from the intern coordinator at work asking all the interns to submit their latest GPA, their major, and their date of graduation.

They ask for this every few months, so I’ve certainly done it before in the 10 months I’ve been working there. I sent it back, and within minutes I received a reply saying, “Have you already graduated?” I responded that yes, I had. Then silence (hint: foreshadowing/setting the scene/preparing for something ominous).

The next morning, my boss pulled me aside and said, “I got a phone call last night at home saying you were supposed to stop working two weeks after you graduated and that I needed to process your two week notice papers immediately. So, next Friday is your last day.”

My boss, her boss, and I had all been under the impression I could work through the summer, even after I graduated, and the intern office had never said anything to the contrary, so it was a bit of a surprise to all of us.

Anyway, here I sit on Monday morning at the kitchen counter in my pajamas, instead of showered, dressed, and at my cubicle like I normally would be at this time on a week day. For the next six weeks until school starts and I take up my post as Great Librarian Overlord, I have virtually no mandatory responsibilities. I’m certainly not complaining, as it’s a lovely time to work on the library curriculum for the fall and enjoy our last weeks in Texas, it’s just. . .strange.

Three months ago, I was a full-time student, doing a library internship, and holding down three jobs. Six weeks ago, I was down to one job when school ended and two of my jobs (which were school related) finished. Now, I have nothing I have to do.

Time to start crushing Kayla in the page counts, I guess.

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  • Reply tootie July 20, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Bummer about the job ending. But enjoy your time to read! 🙂

  • Reply TheMoncurs July 20, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I just want to say that I have read 5 books in the past 2 days. I'm preparing for a showdown, my friend.

  • Reply Shelly July 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Oh man, that sucks. Well, as you said, more time for reading!

  • Reply Lisa July 20, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    This is not complaining, right? RIGHT? Cause if you are complaining I might have to fly down there and hurt you. This is the best possible (ok, short of a trip to Italy or something) lead in to being a grownup with a professional career. I am jealous.

  • Reply Gretchen July 20, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Hey, I'm still in my PJ's too and I probably would have been dressed and ready at this time a few weeks ago. Hmmm… wish it was because I was LESS busy too 😉 But I AM reading a lot more now too (while feeding Kate)!

  • Reply Packrat July 20, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I'm sorry about you losing your job, but, really, enjoy your vacation. See things, visit, read. But don't you kind of wish you were moved so that you could have this time to settle in?

  • Reply megan July 20, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Sounds pretty nice, actually. Hope Bart's CPA studying doesn't get in your way of relaxation. Sorry about the upturn of your universe, though!

  • Reply Jodi July 20, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I would say this will give you time to have a stress free, organized move but I think you would have had one anyway. I'm looking forward to lots of reading updates and book recommendations.

  • Reply Science Teacher Mommy July 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Read and sleep. Ah!

  • Reply Jess July 20, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    This sounds kind of lovely to me. You have the experience, the resume, AND the free time. Win!

  • Reply Alison Stewart July 21, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I so wish that I was living your life right now……..BTW- THANKS for letting me borrow the book-LOVED IT! Kept my word (24 hrs)will have it back to Ralphie tomorrow (or today I should say).

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