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Work And Art! - Jessie T. Wolf
June 1st, 2004
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Work And Art!
Well, I’ve been at my job for almost two weeks now, and so far they’re telling me that I’m doing a really good job! :) Pretty much all I do is basic Kennel and cleaning work. Spray and wipe out cages and counters, clean out litter pans. Vacuum and mop. Take out garbage, do laundry and dishes. Feed the animals, give meds if they need it, and help the vet hold a cat once in a while. And then once those major jobs are done, I just have to look for busy work… like… wash windows or walls, or fold empty boxes. Just do anything to look busy.

Apparently the last girl that worked Kennel before me never got anything done. I don’t know just how that’s possible, considering I usually can’t find ENOUGH things to do. O.o Going into work right now is, well, boring because things have been so very slow in the office lately. It’s a chore just trying to FIND chores to do for three hours every night. In fact the receptionists get so bored they start doing MY jobs, cos they have nothing else to do. X.x It’s like, dude! Don’t do MY work! _I_ need to do my work, or I’ll have nothing else to do!

I’m not really complaining… it’s a GREAT job. Easy work and I don’t have anyone hassling me every two minutes. I can work at my own pace, and that’s exactly what I’m NOT used to. I worked at a vet clinic once before, but since it was also a dog boarding and grooming facility, it was busy ALL of the time. Busy to the point where I actually had an anxiety attack once and had to go home early. And if you got caught even for a second NOT doing work, you’d get in trouble. They actually fired me from that job because I just couldn’t keep up the pace, although my manager was actually crying when she told me, because she really liked me. I’ve known many other people since who’ve either been fired from that place for the same reason, or they quit because they just couldn’t handle the strain anymore.

But this place is like… my goodness, it’s so laid back, and I’m still paranoid from working at the last vet clinic. I keep feeling like I HAVE to be doing something constantly, because if I’m not working I’m afraid I’ll get in trouble. Damn conditioning. :/ I like my new job though, but I think I’ll be a bit relieved once it actually starts getting busy again.

Other than that, I’ve been somewhat productive lately. Finally made myself a business card to advertise my website. :) Printed out 100 of them, and will have them at the table with me at Anthrocon.

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I’ve also started working on the design for my website’s new layout, cos the old one was driving me nuts (plus I really can’t stand that shade of green). >.< Hope to have the new layout up a bit before AC. And I still have to get cracking on the good copy of nauta’s commission (I haven’t forgotten about you!). Then once all of that is out of the way, I can finally start working on my own artwork again! I won’t be taking anymore commissions until AC, (and after AC) just because I really need to spend this month creating some original art to try and sell at the con.

Thanks to everyone who’s been helping to support me with my moving fund over the past couple of months. I REALLY appreciate it! *bounces and feels so loved* ^^ Seven months is going to go by in no time. ~.~

Current Mood: chipperchipper

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From:rexxwolfe
Date:June 1st, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Awww cute puppy int he picture * steals Jessie for snugs*
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 1st, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC)
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*chuckles and snugs back happily!* ^^
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From:shin_bio_hazard
Date:June 1st, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Hey... you mind if I print out some of these and give them out to my friends? Heh, they probably won't commission from you, but I think that someone -else- will see them, and look at your art.
Cool about the job, I think your job will assure you the moving trip. ^.^ And the commissions will do the same!
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 1st, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC)
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Sure, you can print some out. :) My site's actual update won't be until the end of the month though. Thanks for the kind words! ^^ *huggles*
From:bemanidog
Date:June 1st, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
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*cuddles a cute wolfgirl* ^.^
From:khakiwolf
Date:June 1st, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC)
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Love the business card. Makes mine look so plain and ordinary, but I had 1,000 of them printed up, so there's no sense in making a new one, right? Hehehe.

I'm also planning on redoing my website. Gonna make it a shitload easier to navigate, without all the annoying buttons all over the place. Just one simple clean layout. In fact, I'm going to use the same layout for every single page. Just gonna make a blank page to use as a template and play copy/paste from all my old pages.

As for jobs, I once got a job at a greenhouse. There wasn't much to do besides sort the plants and water them, and the occasional carrying of heavy bags of stuff for customers. They fired me because I wasn't "motivated" enough. Umm... THERE WAS NEVER ANYTHING TO KEEP ME BUSY! Stupid old bitch. =P
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From:starwind_2x
Date:June 1st, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)
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*pounces and snuggles the wolfgirl* Cute piccie ^^ Happy to hear things at your job are goin well ^^
From:jean_luccougar
Date:June 2nd, 2004 09:10 am (UTC)
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Oh cute card. Remind me to get one from you, the next time we meet, Jess =^-^=
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From:werevaranus
Date:June 2nd, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
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Yeah! Cool pic.
And I looking forward to your upgrade of the site ;-).
Yep, and I wish you still good doing in the new work ^_^.
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From:libby_rust
Date:June 2nd, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
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Apparently the last girl that worked Kennel before me never got anything done. I don't know just how that's possible, considering I usually can't find ENOUGH things to do. O.o

laughs Never underestimate the power of LAZY PEOPLE. Especially at small vet clinics. My parents own a small vet clinic and unfortunately we don't make a lot of money so we can't afford to pay people well. So we get the most lame people imaginable as employees.

That business card is cuuuute. Nice colors. I like it. :)
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 2nd, 2004 10:56 pm (UTC)
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Thankies. ^^ I'm ALMOST done the new main layout for my website. It looks GOOD! SO much better than my old one. I'm actually proud of my work right now. :} *wags*
From:nicolegraffam
Date:June 3rd, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)
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I want a job like yours in the worst way. It's probably one of the few occupations I could possibly enjoy doing.
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 3rd, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
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Problem with me is that I'm way too picky about the type of work I do. O.o I'll look for a job that involves either animals, or cleaning before anything else... but this really limits my job skill abilities. If I absolutely couldn't find an animal related job, and had to just get anything, I'd have a hell of a time, because I'm not experienced with much else. >.
From:nicolegraffam
Date:June 4th, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)
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Me too. I'm always afraid that I won't be able to keep up with the pace of specific jobs, and would end up getting fired. It has happened to me before. Why do I have to be so laid back!? O.o
From:ex_la_pistol326
Date:June 3rd, 2004 09:24 am (UTC)
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curious.... how much would you charge for a pencil sketch (non-colored), inked, or colored pencil drawing?
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 3rd, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)
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Hello, friend of bemanidog. :)

Well... I actually don't do pencil sketches, just cos I can't. :/ MY pencil sketches are SO rough, that I NEED to ink them so that people can understand what's been drawn. O.o So for an inked, one-character piece, it would be $20, and for a color pencil it would be $35.
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