March 8, 2013

Quick Report from the Seventh Circle.

I reported a few weeks back I had taken a new position with a rather large gubment employer. I’m happy to report I have completed training and have been assigned a shared cubicle next to the windows over-looking the southern courtyard. I share this space with a “perm” employee who works days. I have an overhead shelf and a rolling file cabinet to call my own. The only personal piece I’ve brought to set out is a photo of Danny in a frame hinged with a clock. I put it in the overhead when I leave. I clean up after myself. I have yet to “make production” of 4.9 document adjustments per hour–still have to consult too many manuals to handle the myriad possibilities. Still, I see a light at the end of the miles of hallways here. If another week or two I’ll be fine. I walk on my breaks. Many corridors are 200 yards long. On a good strut, I can eat my orange and make two laps on a break (about 800 yards). Time passes quickly when work is abundant.

I think I like it.

Also, you should see the wealth of diversity and humanity here. It’s astonishing!


  1. Michael Grant Smith on March 8th, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Rick, it’s important that you mark your territory.

  2. Doc on March 8th, 2013 at 6:43 am

    No sequestration for you?

  3. rick neece on March 8th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Not yet Doc, but it is on the horizon. MGS, I think I’ll put a fart machine under the desktop.

  4. Michael Grant Smith on March 8th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Fart Machine is our cat Lyle’s nickname.

  5. rick neece on March 9th, 2013 at 2:12 am