March 26, 2007

sometimes i wish i had a farm

Now that I've been working and living at home for almost a year, when people ask me, "What's new?" The answer is usually, "Nothing." But recently there has been some pretty major new stuff.

Due to some crazy issues that I won't go into detail about here, the company I work for had an immediate vacancy for an editor/writer at our one paper in McHenry County. (Sorry for being vague about stuff. I just know how well these blogs show up on Google search results and I don't want to get myself in trouble.) So they decided to assign me to that position temporarily while they look for a permanent replacement.

For a week now, I've been splitting time between my normal work in North Riverside and this other office up north. It's pretty interesting. Basically when I go there, I'm in an office all by myself. It's a much different atmosphere than what I've been doing. Instead of just writing stories on the towns I cover, I have to dummy pages and organize a columnist and a freelance reporter.

There are also several technical issues. The office computer up there isn't on the same server as all of the other offices. So when I need to do work in our editorial program, I have to access the network through a VPN client. But when I do that, I can't use the internet. They've also been using a web-based email account as their main email, and no one knows the password.

Hopefully things will return to normal soon. Typically, I'm a person that likes a little bit of variety in life. But all these changes and trying to figure out how to do all this stuff on the fly has been really stressful.

SONG OF THE MOMENT:
A Method - TV on the Radio

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Comments

are they paying you the big bucks now?

Posted by: jen at March 28, 2007 9:09 AM

Nope. The same bucks.

Posted by: Dan at March 29, 2007 9:31 PM

I won't do that for the same money. But, again, there are people dedicated and people like me.

Posted by: search engine placement at May 7, 2007 8:33 AM
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