Friday, Opman called me. I was on my way out of town, but a slightly vulnerable schedule, since my "hard deadline" was getting to the Louisville airport by 8am Saturday. Getting to see Wolf and Sydb, just because they live close to the airport, well, that's bonus. So i was a little worried that Opman would have a reason for me to come into the office.
Nope. He asked me if I was interested in training as a scanner. Seems they're trying to nail down a new client that would mean lots of scanning, but not indexing -- all the information would be barcoded, or something. Of course I said yes, because I don't really care what I do with the hours I give them; it's all money coming in, right? He also mentioned wanting to see if we could work out more hours for me.
I told him I'm be happy to do scanning, that we could probably figure out how to increase my hours, and I asked him whether my current schedule for being off-work would interfere. (I'll be in Texas through Monday, but I could conceivably work on Wednesday and Thursday night -- even though it would mean disrupting birthday plans.)
Turns out they won't know about the new job until this coming Wednesday. I'm to call in and make arrangements for training time. I don't really expect it to take long to learn how to scan. It's another function in the same software package I use for indexing, and of course there's the copier/like equipment to run. I'll find out when I call Opman back, when whether he'd like me to work days for awhile (ick-poo: I get nothing done at home when I work days, and I'll have to work around bowling -- unless we make arrangements for me to come in after noon, or something).
I think the base rate for scanners is higher than for indexers, but I'm not likely to see an immediate effect, since I just got that raise. Regardless, more hours means more money.