by Dave Schuler on May 15, 2014

For those who’ve been following my ongoing soap opera, I’ve entered a new chapter. I’ve been engaged for a project that in some ways is a dream project and in others a blamed inconvenience.

The dream part of it is that I’ll be a worker bee/project manager for a substantial project over a six month time frame. Basically, I’ll be doing some design work, some project planning, some project management. Maybe a little grunt labor, too, since it’s my nature to get my hands dirty a little. I’m not unfamiliar with the subject matter of the project but it’s not a complete re-run of anything I’ve been doing over and over.

The best part of all is that the client I’ll be working for is a new client who has substantial potential for future projects of this sort.

The inconvenience part of it is that I’ll need to put substantial time in on it on a regular M-F 9-5 basis—the first time I’ve done that in almost twenty years. Welcome back to the old grind.

Oh, well. The pay is decent—I’ll make more doing this project than I’ve earned in aggregate in the last two years.

I don’t plan to stop blogging but it may cut down on my output a bit. Expect more early morning and evening posts.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

PD Shaw May 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Congrats, Dave, and I hope you didn’t have to contribute too much to the mayor’s re-election campaign. /joking

Michael Reynolds May 15, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Cool. Although we’d all prefer you just kept blogging your way to destitution.

steve May 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Only 9-5? Those jobs still exist? (JK) Anyway, congratulations!

Dave Schuler May 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

I’m being paid by the hour for a minimum of 40 hours a week from now until approximately the end of the year. If I work more, I get paid more.

Andy May 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Congrats! Hope it all works out, though I have to admit I feel a bit of sympathy for Michael’s comment.

michael reynolds May 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm

It’s pretty impressive when you think about it. And old, old, old dude like Schuler finding good-paying work in a post-apocalyptic hellscape like Chicago.

jan May 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm

I’m happy for you Dave. You sound really excited. The very best….

Dave Schuler May 16, 2014 at 7:37 am

There are some ways in which being old is no handicap. I’ve got a resume that very few 30 year olds can match. It takes time to accumulate work experience like that.

Ann Julien May 29, 2014 at 11:09 am

You got that right, Dave!

Congratulations and enjoy the melee :)

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