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I start a temp-to-perm position on Monday.  I'm really excited about the company and the opportunity (which I don't want to talk about too much yet because I'm a bit afraid I'll jinx it.)  The job is 8:30-5 M-F, exactly what I had been hoping for.  It's in San Francisco, and since I don't want to deal with parking I will be dealing with Caltrain and Muni.

I am a little nervous about the commute.  I've always had to drive to work, 30-45 minutes usually depending on the location, day, and time, but given that I was usually traveling in non-commute hours it wasn't so bad.  And of course, in a car you can also run errands or make any extra stops you want.  Relying on a train with a fixed schedule will be interesting.  My current plan has me walking to the station (six blocks or so) to catch the 7:28, after the transfer to Muni it should get me where I need to be at 8:18.  I haven't figured out the trip home yet, or what I'm actually going to do on the train.

I think I'm dealing with a bit of "be careful what you wish for" here, I always knew that making this schedule change could be difficult, but now that I'm staring at it all I've got are questions:  when will I run/watch movies j doesn't want to see/do my homework? how do I fill an hour's lunch in the city?   And given that it's temp-to-perm there's also the issue of not thinking I 100% have it because I don't yet.

So welcome to me actually making this transition, instead of just talking about it.  Hopefully it will be a good ride.

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Trains home I'm not worried about, trains there are my main concern. But then, the office is three other people and me and they all understand the issues with public transit so as long as I'm on the train that was supposed to get me there I don't think anyone will scream.

I've been working with Adecco, and I haven't been super impressed with the folks in the San Bruno office - though of course I now have this job so I shouldn't be complaining. But they weren't great about calling me either.

Have you heard of the Connect center in Sunnyvale? They offer workshops on resumes, interviewing, setting up a linked in profile, and the like for people who are out of work. You may not need any of that (coming out of theater I did) but they also have a lot of networking opportunities, which might help you out. Could be worth looking into.

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