September 22, 2003
Began my new job today. What a bunch of crap. Conversations with my colleagues remind me of the conversations I had during a warehouse temp-job right after college. I don’t know how I will last. For as much as I hated my previous job and wanted a nothing job like this so I could write, it’s discouraging, having to report somewhere to earn so little. Earning about a fifth of what I was earning before makes me feel worthless. Worse, eight months of unemployment has pampered me into having exactly all the time available I wanted to read and write.