Yeah, I actually made my first cash contributiuon to the household income in about a year yesterday. (Well, OK, technically I haven't got the check yet, and won't for a week or so.) Nothing dramatic, filling in as a technician for Compucom installing new teller PCs and software at a bank just acquired by BankNorth. I'm not sure which bank this branch used to be -- it may have been Heritage Bank, it may have been people's Bank, it may have been BankBoston -- because the BankNorth sign was already up, which it isn't at all branches. This was the last wave of the changeover; Compucom had to hire piecework technicians beause they don't have the 120 technicians they needed in New Hampshire. It went pretty smoothly aside from the discovery partway through that while the preconfigured software CD tried to install gig-E drivers, some of the supposedly-identical machines actually had only Intel EEPro100 onboard Ethernet rather than gigabit. If Windows asked permission to install the driver upgrade, and you let it, those machines would be off the network until you backed out the driver and let Windows install the correct driver. "Oops."
Twenty bucks an hour for about five and a half billed hours. Sigh. And I hurt by the time I got home.
Still, it's something. But they wouldn't let me in the gold vault.