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So, old job gone.

They made up my job for me, mostly to keep me from quitting. And my old position got eliminated.

However, I have a new job in a different department, this time doing inventory planning. Scary, scary. All numbers and maintanance issues. Not really my strong suit, though I've demonstrated a suprising, to me at least, aptitude for the numbers.

The main benefits to this are that I'll be getting a modest little 5% raise, which is a good thing. And if I know anyone that's physically aroused by MS Excel I'll have some great pillow-talk, since Excel will be about 90% of my job.

Things change, things remain the same.

I'm sad about one thing, though. I feel ever so slightly like I'm growing a little more mundane, even further from language and art. I'm not happy about that, but Path said, wisely for a hyena, that work is what you use to fund your passions. So, that.

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flippantmoniker
Mar. 14th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
Sooooo.. like, start writing and stuff.

spottylogic
Mar. 14th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Yah. Actually, I've been having tons of fun with amateur electronics at the moment, and I'd be fine blowing time on that for a while, as long as I've got something kinda artsy to fill my time!
godzuki
Mar. 15th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC)
I just started writing, tho I always have roleplayed and that is a release for some of my imagination, especially some of the funky stuff I have been playing recently.

ZOMG I remember that joke from your title in the old DMG...if its a reference to that, double points.

I have been known to have an excel fetish.
spottylogic
Mar. 15th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
I forgot where I got "Papers and Paychecks" from, it must have been from some RPG cartoon somewhere, but it's been a minor running joke for years now.

I made excel_fandom for my fellow Excel fetishists, but...some of them are a lot more far-gone than I am. Scary, scary!
edthehyena
Mar. 15th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
A lot of people would argue with my belief that "work is where you fund everything else." An equally good argument is that it is also where you spend 36% of your life. Certainly if you can bring that third in line with your agenda, you've found something good. Still, the things we enjoy generally do not pay out, and until our talents reach a tipping point, we need an alternative subsidy -- especially for those more expensive goals and habits.

The argument for work simply funding life is stronger for someone like you, who manages to find a niche for every five minutes in day. Conversly, this is less true for people so drained from work that there's nothing left but the hard, long, grind. It's inspiring how lively you are.
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