Well, I have survived the first day of my job. I have to say it is quite possibly the EASIEST job EVER. The description that was given to me for the job made it sound a bit complicated. What it should have really said is this: Putting packets together for nine hours straight save a couple ten minute breaks and a half an hour to hour lunch. Seriously. All they had to say when I asked what I would be doing is that. I would have gotten it.
It's incredibly BORING. Sooooooooooo boring. The good news is, the more boring the job is, the more my mind wanders and the more my mind wanders, the more story ideas flutter about in my mind. I just can't believe I'm getting paid $8 an hour to do this. It's ridiculous, but I'm not going to complain. It could NOT be any easier. Boring, dull, mind numbing, yes, but easy and when I get home, my time is MY time. I don't have to read some stupid book I hate, I don't have to write a paper, I can work on my story and read other stories.
What's really stupid is I was told I had to dress up for this job and when I got there everyone else was in t-shirts and jeans and tennies. I am thrilled. I get to wear a Stones shirt and some comfy jeans and my good tennies. I HATE dress shoes. They make my back hurt and they're terribly uncomfortable, and I think people in hell are forced to wear them. Same goes for panty hose. All I gotta say is I'm happy I won't have to be all fancy while I do the most boring job in the world.
The only thing that sucks about it? The endless paper cuts. Other than that, it's not all that bad. I just hope I don't die of boredom. . .guess who's going to bring a little notebook for the break periods to jot ideas down?
Until next time,
Far Away Eyes