So, we're testing this stupid game that I don't think anyone will ever like, and the test we are doing just requires us to sit here, and watch the Xboxes to make sure they don't get any errors and exit out until the session is officially over.
This leaves me here to sit and wait. In the mean time, I was looking at other jobs. I can't help it. I don't like my job, so I am keeping my eye open for an opportunity to get out of this room... and just to let you know, it's a very cold room. I wish I could go back to my job at Zune, which I loved so dearly, however I don't think it would look good for me to leave for a different contract. Plus, it wouldn't get me anywhere. Yet another reason I want to leave is that I am making less than half of the national average of what someone in my position should make. At least according to several web sites that track pay rates for software positions... including the site that the Washington Unemployment Insurance Securities Department looks at to determine acceptable wages.
Anyway, it's just frustrating. All I want is a job that keeps me actively engaged. When I think about what I have done at this job, I feel useless... anyway... it's just a boring day.
Oh, on a more positive note, I got the results from my Software Testing Certification Exam today... I think the results mean I got a 90 something %. The numbers they gave me for the results were very high numbers, and I knew the passing percentage was 80%... so based on the number they listed as a passing percentage, I think I got one or two answers wrong on the exam, (which there were 40 questions... so estimating 2.5% per question... and the score I got should be about 95%... I think... However, I don't know if some questions were weighted more than others. So anyway... Yea, I have a Software Testing with Microsoft Technologies Certificate on my Resume now.
So, I guess the next certificate I will probably get will be a .NET development Certification from Bellevue College (previously Bellevue Community College.) I say that because next time I'm unemployed, I'll know to apply right away so that I can get Unemployment to pay for me to go to school.
OK, I'll update again later. With a little luck, I'll hear back from an employer about a full time position somewhere.