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.

A Method - TV on the Radio

Posted by dpetrella at March 26, 2007 5:56 PM | TrackBack

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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