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Having a full-time day job is weird...
Fire & Water
By which I mean, my co-workers are amiable, interesting human beings. THAT ALMOST NEVER HAPPENS. We get to wear casual dress and go home half an hour early on Fridays. Biscuits, cake, and chocolate bars are perpetually being passed around the office, having been brought in by some kind someone-or-other. People are forever asking if you want them to get you some coffee or tea while they're up getting something from the kitchenette. Vive la France.

In other news, the full TOC for Dark Mountain Journal is now posted on the Project's blog. Thanks to everyone who contributed by reserving a copy, they've also managed to meet their fundraising goal for the first issue!

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That's fantastic! Coworkers can make or break a job and yours sound like they make the workplace more than a place to work.

So far, it's felt a little like a combination between a job and an office party. I hope the trend continues.

That was one of the things I loved most about working in the Graduate Office in my department -- everyone was so nice and there was always tea and biscuits. I hope to be so lucky as to get another job like that.

I hope you will be, too!

Yay! ^_^
Glad you are somewhere nice. It's especially awesome and unusual to find such a good atmosphere at a temp gig - in my experience anyway it was always pretty naff being the temp girl.

Missing you btw. Might have to pop over sometime soon, although you might have to knock me out with something if I get too depressing - wading through an absolute barrage of shit atm.

I've never been a temp before, so perhaps I've been extraordinarily lucky in my first go. They treat me like I'm just like the rest of them (i.e. normal permanent staff), and they're even talking about keeping me on for as long as possible (i.e. till some real job pulls me away or I exhaust all my visa options in this country, I guess).

I'm sorry I'm so crap and haven't given you feedback on the Gawain poems yet; this job has messed with my ability to do even things I enjoy because my brainspace is full of numbers and speculation about my new environment. It distracts me.

Well, dropping in on a weekday is out, unless it's after 5:30 PM...I'm back in York on the 26th, although I'll be busy for a good portion of the day, especially if it turns out I can go print off the Ph.D. right after the supervision and then book it out to campus for binding and submission. I'll let you know how that goes!


Tell me about it; I work with family.


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