I think the title explains what I love. Archaeology and music are my greatest passions in life, but I lean toward archaeology more. No, I don't dodge large boulders to get to work or dig up dinosaur bones. I'm no Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, but I like to think I have an exciting life. I'm just a 28 year-old grad student from California in-between universities, digging for various cultural resource management companies. You want to know what a real, modern archaeologist does? Feel free to ask! Follow my posts on the awesomeness and whimsy that is archaeology. With a little music, band geekiness, and my personal life mixed in.
Just sent out my resume to three CRM companies that want me on their upcoming projects. I haven’t committed to any because their time tables are still up in the air, but I’m really excited! I will probably go with the projects in Soquel and at Stanford since they’re really close to me, but I’ll might take the Sacramento project if it fits with my schedule. The third company that hired me for today’s job indicated they have a few projects available soon, too; just not sure where and when those will be.
Either way, I think I may be gainfully employed enough in the next few months that I’ll have to quit the camp for post season. Maybe for the last week of the regular season, too. I’m not saying anything to them until I’m absolutely sure I’m on a project though. Really hope I get enough work to finally pay off my credit card debt and buy a decent work truck!
Only worked half a day at the Monterey job today. The work that was supposed to be monitored was canceled as the construction crew reviews their plans on that side of the airport runway. At least my new supervisors were able to go over my hiring paperwork and give me a brief introduction to how they want fieldwork conducted. I don’t consider that a wasted trip!
Who knew a small airport could be so confusing to navigate! It seems all airports are designed this way to detour terrorists or lost archaeologists.
Got two more job offers today! One project from the CRM company that hired me two years ago and another two from a company my friend’s brother works for. They all may start up around the same time, but I may end up taking the later two projects. Both are closer to home (so I don’t pay for a motel) and I don’t think I’ll be waiting several months for my paycheck.
Plus I’d get to work at Stanford! Hope this bid goes through because I’ll be wearing my SJSU shirts throughout the entire project. Suck it, you rich, connected bastards! (No offense to any Cardinal followers. Just enjoying the minor rivalry. And eventually we will kick your asses on the football field! CAL… You’re next!)