It happens?!?

Dominion Square entrance

Dominion Square located at 468 Queen St E in Toronto

Today’s job was a half-day in a new and unfamiliar territory as I had mentioned yesterday.  I had arrived supppperrrrr early, almost an hour and a half beforehand not only to get there early but also because I had to be dropped off that early too. ^_~  

It was bright and sunny in the early AM and there were very little people in this area of town.  I took my time eating breakfast on a bench I happened to find inside the Dominion Square (!) and then waited until 45 minutes before the scheduled time to head into the law firm.

Unfortunately, I waited until the lawyer arrived for him to actually let me know that the job had been rescheduled and thus cancelled for today. …

Oh dear.

 Dominion Centre door

Thankful for trusty Google maps for providing me with the street view of this place which did look exactly like this!

I called the agency to let them know and it turns out that they had sent me an email about the job cancellation but I had not received it?  Hmmm.

In any case, there’s no use crying over spilt milk and I headed my merry way home.

Reschedules and cancellations happen very often in this industry as matters change overnight and a case may not be heard anymore or delayed/postponed/rescheduled.  This was definitely not the first time this had happened to me.  The unfortunate part in this scenario was that I was actually informed ahead of time about the change in time but just never received the email.  What’s wrong with my email?! :/  The other times when cancellations or no-shows legitimately occur, I get paid for the appearance. 8)

 Dominion Square directory

A directory inside Dominion Square. The exposed-brick walls are so historic!

In any case, I slept well last night due to lots of nerves from yesterday and was indeed all prepared for today.  I even did some practising last night to that fast song I had always had trouble with stenoing.  I realized that many of the words I used to drop in the lyric were now steno-able by my faster-moving fingers.  Yay! 😀

I do have one more job scheduled later this week.  I won’t say anything more until it happens for fear of more unexpected changes.  *insert emoji of monkey with hands over mouth*


About stenoodie

I'm a stenographer, foodie, avid traveller, and a really silly person if you get to know me well enough. =)
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