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January 5th, 2004

This is much better! @ 10:09 am

Current Mood: optimistic optimistic
Current Music: "Tomorrow" from Annie

After yesterday morning sucked so badly, last evening turned out pretty well, and this morning is relaxing and peaceful. Of course, school being back in session might have a lot to do with that last bit, along with a full week's vacation from the job! I've also done some things to improve my job skills...

1. Signed up for a free online course through the American Hotel & Restaurant Association's Education Institute. (A little-used job perk, free to employees of member companies.) I'm taking "Hospitality Industry Financial Accounting" so I can get a better picture of how the paperwork & figures I turn in every night fit into the bigger picture.

2. I was asked to step in as webmaster of the Comparative Tarot website, run by my friend and mentor. Her previous volunteer decided to get out of the business to pursue other interests, and I was her first choice as replacement. She gets review decks & books from various publishers and offered to send me occasional freebies as payment, so how could I turn her down?

Speaking of back to school, it's about time to get my toddler up and off to preschool.
 
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From:rosepurr
Date:January 5th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)
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Sweets, I've been menaing to ask you a couple of things-

1) What is the Tarot website that you and Gazer run?

2) Which hotel do you work for and what do you think of it? I'm considering trying to move into hospitality exclusively.

Glad things are going better!!
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From:starsongky
Date:January 5th, 2004 09:00 am (UTC)
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We work with the American Tarot Association (http://www.ata-tarot.com) - he just took over as their webmaster, actually, the same guy had been doing their site too. I also manage two online reading sites owned by the ATA that Rickey did the programming for, http://www.freetarot.us and http://www.freereading.us

I'm working for the Radisson, going on 11 years in February. Ours is a franchise property run by Interstate Hotels & Resorts (http://www.ihrco.com) rather than by Radisson itself. I like my job in Accounting, though working graveyard I don't have to deal with office politics nearly so much as I would during the day - which is a Good Thing. I'm a lot more confortable with paperwork than with people. I've been there long enough that I have no idea how the pay scale compares with similar jobs in other industries, but I do know they've had a 3% cap on annual raises for the past several years now.
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From:rosepurr
Date:January 5th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
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Thanks! You've given me a great place to start. :)

I'm looking at event management stuff on the supplier side- since I've done it on the planner side for quite some time now.
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From:starfallz
Date:January 5th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
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I've been wondering what your favorite decks are. I recently bought myself the Robin Wood deck and love it. I used to use the traditional Rider Waite, and have a couple of novelty ones (Ukiyo-e and Greek Mythology decks).
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From:starsongky
Date:January 5th, 2004 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Robin Wood was the deck I used for most of my studies, I still go back to it a lot. CompTarot's owner ordered a copy of Tarot of the Animal Lords for me as a bribe, I've been wanting to get that one for a while now. Osho Zen, Connolly, Whimsical Tarot, Animal-Wise and the Fae deck are a few others I keep handy.

A couple of good sites for reviews and sample graphics are http://www.aeclectic.net and http://www.tarotpassages.com

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