Answer: Ironically, today was probably the worst day I’ve had at my new job thus far. So this was a good first question. I was ready to go to the bar alone immediately following work like I used to, but decided against it because I’m still hungover from the weekend. The problem I had today is the ONLY problem I have with my new job, which is how fucking slow or broken things can get. I generally know what I’m doing, which is saying a lot because I do like 25 different things per day and have only 3 weeks of training and no prior experience. But sometimes things just don’t work, it’s part of the job. My company e-mail goes down for a few hours, a report I need to update at 9am isn’t ready until 2pm, and the scanner I use to process orders just decided to not work and require a reboot after I had already scanned 64 items through. These technical issues are constant and a pain in the ass…but I come NO WHERE near the level of anger I felt working at Acme. Probably because I don’t have to deal with customers all day. I also work with one of my best friends and a bunch of other people that seem pretty cool thus far, which is a lot different from being in a booth by myself for 8 hours. Oh, and my boss actually acknowledges me which is nice. My latest boss at Acme saw me ONCE in the 4-5 months we worked together, and the assistant wasn’t even aware I wasn’t working there anymore when I came in for my final check despite the fact I had been there longer than him, had the most hours out there, and essentially ran the place. Oh, and there’s the money, that helps too. I’m not making college graduate money, but I am making pretty close to $300 more per week than I was before. So when I have a bad day like today where I’m in the office from 8:30am until 7PM, I take a moment to sit back and take in the fact I’m being paid a lot more money than I was a month ago to hang out with my friend all day. Doesn’t seem so bad then, although I’m sure a year from now I’ll want to kill myself.