|working hard for the money
||[Oct. 9th, 2008|08:20 pm]
I started a full time job at Next, a clothing store popular here in the UK. I leave the house at 6:20 am. Oddly enough so far it hasn't bothered me getting up early (though I'm sure complaints are sure to follow). It's kinda cool walking past the craigs before daylight.|
I'm in the stockroom, which is brilliant for the fact that I don't have to deal with people. It's mindless work--unpacking clothes, tagging them by size, and putting them away but it will pay the bills until something better comes along. In the breakroom I overheard two co-workers talking about how they hated how the university students come in to work and act like they are too good to be there... I tried to hide a smile :)
I spent the majority of yesterday talking with this guy I work with about America and all the cultural differences between the UK and US. Taco Bell dominated the conversation :)I asked him if he knew what mt. dew was and he said yes, he's tried the green "juice" once. Oh mt dew, how I miss you!
Yesterday was a big day for mail. I got my dissertation results (71, which is pretty good by the grading system used here)and got the latest edition of Mslexia which included a 100 pound check for my book review which appears in the issue. It's the first thing I have had published in an internationally recognized magazine--pretty darn exciting. Granted, the book review was part of the internship, but hey, it's still pretty nifty!
Mine's the one titled "One of a Kind"