Some people who read this may know that I rarely (like 1% of the time) remember having dreams let alone the content of them. I continue to find this odd. Most people assume I have them and just don't remember, I tend to think I just don't dream. This one however I remember and in great detail. Anyway on to the dream.
It opened up in a training room. One of those rooms that has desks for everyone one and a slight elevation change from front to back. Shortly after it began I realized it was a meeting for employees of Microsoft Consulting Services. I am not sure how I knew this, either the person leading the meeting said this or I read it on a paper on the desk. Also I had the feeling that it was my first day or close to it.
Me being employed by Microsoft I believe would be odd. As some might know I once worked for Microsoft. We parted on somewhat dubious terms, I still like them (as evidenced by my daily work) however the feelings are not returned. This is not to say I don't work well with many Microsoft employees because I do. There are probably less than 10 people in Microsoft who even remember me as an employee and even fewer still who know anything about my departure. I just have a feeling that in some database somewhere I am listed. This listing is in case someday some new MS person is considering hiring me and they do a search and a little pop-up window comes up with my name and the word evil next to it. Maybe I am too full of myself though.
Ok so sorry for the sidetrack, back to the dream. As the dream continues I have a feeling I am in California, I really have no idea why. Maybe I am at the Silicon Valley office of MS, who knows. Then I get the feeling that this is not directly where I went after leaving RPCS. It seems there was some intermediate job that lasted a very short time and then I went to MS.
The next thing I begin thinking about is my house. I am worried where I am going to live and how I am going to sell my house in its current state. I am guessing I didn't finish the basement and that is what I am worried about. I ask the person leading the meeting about this and he says that aren't sure where they want me anyway and to just wait on it.
Next I look at the table and there are some papers concerning rankings and such, I think for reviews. This is a little odd since I just started and so I figure it doesn't apply to me. There is another group of papers with short essay (one paragraph) questions on them. Some are technology related others more general. The people around me are working on them, but I am not really. Then the person leading the meeting says something like 10 minutes left. It is at this point I realize I am supposed to be doing these questions but haven't even started. I frantically begin to write. He quickly says time up and I realize I have almost nothing done. I turn it in feeling very silly for having done so poorly.
It is about this point when the dream ends or I wake up, not sure which. Looking back on it, maybe I was dreaming of an interview process. It was a little weird, but semi plausible. Maybe I am stressed about work or taking on this relatively large remodeling process. Who knows.