I am no longer looking for a job. I have one. I was hired earlier this week by a call center near where I'm living. In fact, I don't believe I have ever lived this close to a call center before. Certainly none of the places I've worked in the past. The hours I'm going to work are by no means crazy, but the only time I'll see my kids (both of whom turn 18 in less than two weeks) will be in the mornings when they're getting ready for school. They'll have to make themselves dinner (unless I make something for them to reheat) and get to be on school nights before I get home. It kinda sucks, cuz I moved up here to be with my kids and take care of them. Now, it seems taking care of them means not getting to see them even though we live under the same roof.
And it's the crazy scheduling that has prompted me to consider looking for work in a profession I never thought I could get into: programming. I've been an avid hobby programmer with Visual Basic 6 for a long time. I know, dated, old, not