Sunday, July 20

The grind part II

My new* job is about as good as 40 hours a week can possibly be.

  • I’ve managed to be pretty dang organized. (It helps when you get to start from scratch, and you don’t inherit someone else’s disorganization.)
  • Multitasking rocks.
  • We can have a heated work discussion involving raised voices and cussing** and then we’re all still friends two minutes later.
  • I found out that you can listen to too much NPR.
  • Try and love it.
  • I went to Italy for a month and still had a job when I got back.
  • It takes 10 minutes to drive to work, including dropping Mark off.
  • All-expenses paid trip for a conference in L.A. ...what?!
  • I can wear jeans.
  • Or shorts.
  • And T-shirts.
  • Chacos every. single. day.
  • I pretty much come and go when I please as long as I total 40 hours a week.
  • Did I mention I went to Italy for a month? Is that crazy or what!?
  • Office politics? The politics around here involve who can talk loudest in the staff meeting.
  • Projects, projects, projects. I do projects all day long.
  • Can you say Adobe CS3? I’m in love.
  • I have zero formal training in what I do, but it’s what I love to do, and I get paid to do it, and every day I learn something new. It's a beautiful cycle.
  • Humans are not meant for little windowless offices with buzzing fluorescent lights, but when I’ve got my own music, the ability to shut the door, and no one cares that I never turn on the light anyway, I’ll take it.
  • They decided to add fish to my fishbowl:
  • Office pranks abound (like the toilet papering, stuffing a couch into the little office, messing with shortcuts on the computer, and an asbestos warning waiting for me when I got back from vacation):

I’m pretty happy here.

*new being newER. Um, 5 months new.
**Though tempting, I never cuss.


Scotty B said...

what exactly is this job and how can i get it...? You know how i feel about CS3... :)

Katie Phelps said...

Your job does sound great! I'm glad you are enjoying it. What do you do? (It's been so long since we talked I don't know anything.) I do have to agree with you that I LOVE CS3. I still have CS2 at home, but CS3 at work and it's just not the same...

Lindsey Whiting said...

I loved reading this and seeing some pictures. Your job sounds ideal, and I am a little jealous-odd I know- It sounds like you work with some very fun people, it makes work so doable.

Amy said...

I saw a link to your blog while commenting on Katie's blog, and now I'm blog-stalking you. Congrats on the new* job, sounds fantastic to me!