Day Three…ish

My blog posts are out of sync with my real days. Damnit. I got my easy assignment in… all good. Did you know that misaddressed emails are the number one cause of data loss for UK businesses? I get a lot of emails at work for another Elaine Francis who is rather more successful than me. It’s fine, because I’m not a cyber criminal, but you see how easy it would be. Add ‘cyber criminal’ to my list of possible jobs if this doesn’t work out.
I had an interview with an agency today. Ad hoc, as-I-want-it work, for a bit more money… I could do a few shifts a month to maintain some sort of guaranteed income, and with the flexibility to work around writing more. It’s a video interview… I hate them. Sometimes freelance clients want them, so I’d better get used to it. I stood my phone on a pile of books rather than rest it on the desk and be seen from double chin angle. The light was behind me. I’m not dressing for company on a day off.

Quandary: I really need to take any work I can get, but I’ve already turned down two independent and diametrically opposed clients: an antivaxxer (insert rictus grin emoji here), and a researcher wanting a paper on the virtues of their flu vaccine manufacture method – using kidney cells taken from spaniels (a long time ago) grown in foetal bovine serum (look it up) rather than fertilised hens’ eggs, like traditional flu vaccines. I feel like I may be walking a thin ethical line between bullshit and evil.

Knee still hurts. Might run tomorrow.

Published by Elaine Francis

I'm a registered nurse making the jump to freelance writing. I started chronicling my notice period with a view to a smooth segue into full-time writing, but it's become an emotional rollercoaster.

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