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Welcomed Furlough

For those reading this who don’t already know, my current day job is as a technical support agent in a local call centre. I’m not at liberty to disclose the client or the product, but let’s just say that I provide support for a headless network appliance running the home variant of Windows Server 2003. See if you can connect the dots, with the knowledge that I will not confirm or deny on this forum. The last thing I need is for these bastards to sue me.

This day job is winding down, with today being the fifth day out of the last seven that I’ve been sent home early due to overstaffing/low call volume. If I was staying at this job, I’d be concerned. Fortunately, I’m going back to my last day job soon enough — selling my father-in-law’s fruit at local farmers’ markets. For the time being, I am happy to lose the few hours’ pay everyday so I can tend my poor pregnant wife, confined to bed rest for the next four weeks, and tend to last-minute tasks before putting our house on the market.