As a self-employed person, I get to choose all of my work commitments. Most of the time I do it by going to a company's website and looking at the job board. I also get emails telling me about opportunities. This week I'm concentrating on doing projects around the house, but yesterday after lunch when I was checking my Inbox I came across a message with the intriguing subject of "Emergency Assignment for Today".
The body of the message indicated that the person who completed this task would go to the assigned location, engage with the associates, and take some photos. There was one special requirement- you'd need to install an app on your phone that would time stamp the photos. The place was about twenty minutes from my house, and they were offering a nice chunk of change for someone who could be flexible.
All of my house projects could wait, so I decided to respond. Usually when I get emails like this they're going to multiple people, and someone else has managed to jump on it first. However, this time I was the quickest on the trigger, and after a couple of messages back and forth I found out I had the job.
Just like that my afternoon went from lazy to crazy.
I quickly downloaded the assignment instructions, changed my clothes, and left the house. An hour later I was back. Then I spent another twenty minutes completing a report and sending it off to the company. Then it was time to start on dinner.
It took me a while to wind down from my whirlwind of an afternoon.
Five years ago today: Vim And Vinegar