Ninety WPM

I’ve just returned from a temp placement agency, where they viewed my resume, interviewed me, and tested my Office software skills. I’m happy to report that I got a typing speed of 90 wpm (and here I thought I was only a 60!), got high ratings for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and aced spelling and grammar. I present to you… Paulo, the Uber-Temp! Yay!

My referrals just turned up this search request: “Comparing Tale of Two Cities to Star Trek.” Well, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan began and ended with the beginning and ending quotes of Dickens’ novel, which Spock presented as a birthday present to the aging Admiral Kirk. I suppose you can draw some rough parallelisms between the death of Spock in Engineering and the self-sacrifice of Sydney Carton to save Charles Darnay.

I found a little more on that here.


  1. Shiloah says:

    Hey there, Pau the Uber-Temp :)

    Sigh, I remember my days (14 to be exact) as a temp, and I’m sad to say I don’t miss them. Actually, it wasn’t too bad. The people I worked for were really nice, even brought me coffee on occasion. They did highly underestimate me though, just because I was “only a receptionist.” I was reading Margaret Atwood’s “A Handmaid’s Tale,” and they immediately assumed that I was reading some drugstore romance novel, because that’s what “my kind” reads.

    Anyway, good luck with that!

  2. ganns says:

    Well, fare thee well, Tempmeister! I’ll bet I’d score below your excellent average at PowerPoint and Excel, maybe because I’ve never had to use ’em at work. Don’t they have Adobe tests? LOL

  3. ganns says:

    Now I have a question. How do you determine referrals? I mean, is there a way to tell what people search for that lead them to your site? Just curious.

    So if someone searches for, say, Christian Filipino musician, and it leads them to my site, is there a way for me to tell they typed in “Christian Filipino musician”?

  4. Paulo says:

    Ganns – Just click on the blue number at the bottom of all my pages, then look at the “Referrals” link. That’s where I get my referrals. You can sign up for free.

  5. ganns says:

    Thanks, Pau! ^^,