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Position TitleCity/Town/
County
State/Province/
Country
Job TypeJob Shift
CopywriterGrants PassORFull-Time8:00am - 5:00pm
Email Marketing DesignerGrants PassORFull-Time8:00am - 5:00pm
Image SpecialistGrants PassORFull-Time8:00am - 5:00pm
Linux/Windows System AdministratorGrants PassORFull-Time8:00am - 5:00pm
Web Programmer 1Grants PassORFull-Time8:00am - 5:00pm
Web Programmer 2Grants PassORFull-Time8:00am - 5:00pm
Web Programmer 3Grants PassORFull-Time8:00am - 5:00pm


The hours aren't fixed -- you can shift them to fit your needs once you're on staff. I come in at 6.30 am and leave at 3.00 pm.

I've worked in ... wow, three of those five departments. How about that.
Copywriter is Marketing, where I am now. Really fabulous group of gals writing about beads ('n' stuff)! Yep! The writer team are all wimminz. :) We hug. Every morning. The supervisor is also a copywriter -- came up through the ranks -- and she totally Gets It. Two of the gals have a local craftbooth together, we go get margaritas together, have birthday stuffs, much creative (and sometimes bwuahahahahaha evil) fun. We are also required to read fashion magazines as part of our jobs. No, REALLY! I have to read Cosmo! I know more about current and upcoming fashion than my wardrobe would suggest :)

Email Marketing Designer is in the Multi-Media group, which I was a part of the paper publishing side for 10 years. The email side is in the same room as my department, and they can get rollicking. The supervisors are really awesome folks, technogeeks to their toenails.

Image Specialist is Image Processing, part of Photography. Never worked there. It's mostly photoshop work, some overtime around deadlines. Don't know the personnel in there much.

Never worked in Information Technology (IT), where the Linux/Windows SysAdmin position is. But they have saved my computer-bacon muchly :)

The Web Programmer positions are in the WebDepartment, which is run by one of the most genuinely *nice* managers I have ever worked under. He's also of the theory to Leave People Alone to do their work. Do not be surprised that the hot topic in the room beyond work is World of Warcrack. :)


Also? the breakroom has Smithsonian, National Geographic and The Economist. Really!
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You Know You're Reading Laurellen's LJ Too Much When...

...you're talking to someone at work about problems in another department and assure them, "It's not your chicken!"




and then you have to try explaining that...

Car wreck

Jun. 23rd, 2008 09:21 am
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ETA: More information and picture of the accident scene. He was in the car on the left of the image
Accident scene

They're waiting for the family to gather from around the country. We'll know soon, I guess.

Thanks for your hugs. I've thought of what could have happened, why he could have swerved like that, and I just come up with so many possibilities: sun in the eyes, looking down at the radio, sneezing, heck, seizure from brain tumor, even.

Jeez.



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Accident claims two lives

The driver of the Mitsu was my coworker's youngest son. He was finally getting his life together, after a very mis-spent youth. I hope hope hope, for her sake, that he was not under the influence of anything at the time.

The driver of the other car was a 61-year-old woman. She had a 12-year-old and 13-year-old in the car with her. Both of those kids are in the hospital -- one in Grants Pass, one was airvac-ed to RVMC -- but they're both alive.

Wednesday would have been his birthday. He would have been 25.

Crap.

Hiking!

May. 6th, 2008 06:59 am
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Went on a hike on Sunday up the Upper Table Rock trail, with two friends of mine from work.

 

It was a lot of fun.

I'd forgotten my camera (dang it!) and we saw a lot of animals and plants and views that I wish I'd been able to take a picture of.
I'm a lot more aware of animal movement than other people are -- I see it out of the corner of my awareness, even while walking and talking. It was really interesting to see what each of us tended to see first -- Linda (with the purple butterfly t-shirt) sees colors; Teresa (the tall one) sees shape and form; I see movement.

None of us know a lot about the animal life in the area, so other than identifying the ravens, we did a lot of guessing *g*
There was some kind of yellow-bellied seed-eating bird (we think a finch), and what I thought might be a cliff swallow. They were riding the thermals all day -- it was glorious to see them floating in the air, moving their wing feathers like ballerina fingers. Most of the birds we saw were the ravens and I always think of the old Norse mythology with Odin's two ravens Thought and Memory when I see them.

We startled a number of lizards on the way up and on the top. I woke a snake up, as well -- thankfully not a rattler! (The tail was smooth on the end.) And a squirrel!


isn't he adorable?

And we saw lots of wild flowers: camas (like the town), lupins (including this dwarf lupin on the top -- am I just too much of a lit geek that I kept thinking of the big ones as Remus and the little ones as Teddy?), some called Elegant Grodiaea (all purple!), and the Indian Paintbrush was starting a month early! And I think we saw dwarf meadowfoam, which was one of those low scrubby groundcover flowers that you don't see the beauty of until you get down to them. And suddenly, they're exquisite.

So were the views! 

That's Teresa and her daughter Em.

I used to love to climb the inside of the Old Barn (it was 40 feet tall, made of old-growth oak 12x12 king beams, pegged together with wooden pegs) and sit in the rafters, feeling miles above the ground, and getting that flutter in the belly looking down-down-down... I got the same thing laying on the edge of the escarpment, looking down into the trees and valleys below. That thrill of "just maybe" that I get from heights. 

We wandered around on the top of the tablerock for a few hours, then Teresa and Em went home and Linda and I went out to lunch and chatted more. It was a great way to spend Sunday -- we're talking about doing it again, up some other trail. 

I'm so excited!

Stunned

Dec. 11th, 2007 07:59 am
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My friend and coworker M had to leave work today.
Her husband had a heart attack at Wal-mart.
He's... dead.

I feel like I've been dropped into a cave and I'm blinking stupidly in the darkness.

I want to ask my mom what she did when lost Daddy, so I can help M.
Because I'm afraid and I don't know what to do.
I don't want to make it harder for her.

I wish I knew what to do.

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