oh, the mediocrity

oh, the mediocrity

i’ve been at my job for four days.
and it’s kinda meh.
first, i was not informed that everybody works every third weekend when there’s a lot of jobs backed up. that was “inadvertently” left out of my interviews, i guess. so that’s not really that cool.
second, the job is not exactly what i expected it to be. i guess i thought i would be getting instructions on how to put something together, design it, and then it would go back to proofing or whatever, then make corrections, etc. etc. no. basically, it is looking at an already completely finished piece, making sure the pictures are all there, the fonts are ok, and it’s ready to go to print. no designing really on any part at all. i guess i thought there would be a little designing.
plus, the people are interesting. there’s a woman who’s worked there for 17 years, and she’s kind of…abrasive, i guess you could say. really out there, in your face. there’s an older woman who works there who’s pretty cool; we talked about our cats on friday. there’s also a girl there who has a second job at hooters, and a girl who’s on maternity leave, but will be back soon. red-haired, six feet tall, and apparently she’s not afraid to be aggressive. then two guys who don’t talk much. oh, three i guess.
so, i get there in the morning, i log in to the various places i need to be logged in to, i grab a job, i work on it, it goes back to the cust. service person, and i work on the next job. something can take 15 mnutes, and another could take 2 hours. it’s busy work, in short, and i do maybe 9-10 jobs a day.
another thing that’s annoying is you have to keep track of your time – obsessively. you write it down on the sheets in each job folder AND there’s an activity sheet you fill out every day with how much time you spend on everything. it’s kind of dumb.
so, it’s definitely not my dream job, and i wouldn’t feel so bad about leaving sometime in the very near future. i’m waiting to hear back from SCSU to see if i have an interview, and then if i don’t get that one, i’m searching full force.
but, it’s much better than target, and it pays much better too. 🙂

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