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Thursday, March 30, 2021

Well, I’ve been on break for long enough. It’s time to reenter the workforce — what the hell.

So this Monday, I’ll be doing just that. I’m heading into a for-real office to do some for-real payroll work.

More than anything, I’m glad to just be occupied. It’s been great moving back to New York, and exploring/reacquainting myself with the area. But I’ve found that long-term idleness is actually quite draining. There’s only so much nothing you can pack into a day; after a while, it’s mind-numbingly boring.

The money will be good — I’m not broke, but the cash reserve is certainly decreasing — but it’ll be better just to get out of the house and be productive. The only downside: Having to wear a shirt and tie regularly, for the first time in years (I’d gotten well-accustomed to Florida’s all-week business casual garb). Oh, and I guess having to shave every day will be something of a drag; but discipline!

No need to divulge too much just yet, because it’s technically a temporary assignment, currently slated for three months. But the interview went so well — they hired me next day, bypassing other candidates — that they’re already talking about putting me in the permanent rotation. Even if that doesn’t work out, I can keep looking for other gigs in the meantime.

I will say this: It’s not in publishing. It is in corporate marketing and Internet media. And it looks to keep my wordsmithing ways really busy for the next several weeks. I should be able to squeeze in the usual amount of blogging at the same time.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 03/30/2006 11:11:36 PM
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    First few days for me back at the grindstone, and nothing much to report. I’m getting a lot thrown at me, and I’m feeling my way around. It’ll be a slow process.
    But I did come across an interesting find. The office building I̵…

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