Details, details

Awright, this one’s for you, Les. You’re probably the only person on the planet more interested in Suzy News than Schwarzenegger News today!

Like I said, to me a job is just a job. That’s my philosophy, and I’m sticking to it (for now).

I seem to have a commitment problem. Sorry, guys, but that’s not your exclusive province. Come to think of it, in my dating past, it was always the guys who got way too serious too fast. But I digress. Anyway, I agreed to do this job for a month, and if I like it, I’ll stay. It’s in a new field and I’m not sure if it’s what I want to do, so the test drive seemed like a good idea. It is in dating, too. Working and dating seem to be oddly similar in some ways, especially when you think about how an interview is basically a date. Makes sense, though, when you think that basically in both cases, the other person is auditioning to spend much of your [waking] time with you.

OK, I’ll stop digressing and give you some dirt before you despair completely of finding anything out ever.

It’s essentially the same mathy-money kind of job, but in a different, though still mathy-money field. The office is on one entire floor of the landmark Transamerica Pyramid*, and let me tell you, the views are stunning (check out the pix), as is the security system.

Once you breach the walls, the office is beautiful (the flat-screen plasma TV in the waiting room, discreetly fastened to the wall and permanently on CNN, is to die for) and the kitchen is better stocked than mine: in addition to the usual things, there is an espresso machine, spring water, juice, soda, fresh fruit, granola bars, pretzels, potato chips, sandwich makings (three different kinds of bread!)…you name it. This is an entirely new thing on me after {mumble} years of working.

Oh, yeah, and we get Monday off for Columbus Day – another first!

Everyone seems really nice, and I have been told by long-term employees that this is true, which would make a positively thrilling change from the temperamental nightmares I had to deal with at my old job.

So far, it’s mostly the learning curve which is a little daunting in its Marilyn-ness. That, and having to work 8 to 5. But that’s another story.

*Legend has it that a pyramid was the landmark for the skyline of the lost city of Atlantis, which vanished into the sea. Some people believe that San Francisco having its own pyramid is a sign that it will also vanish into the sea one day.

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4 comments on “Details, details

  1. amy

    If that is true, then say buh-bye to Memphis.

  2. Colin

    Sounds very interesting, Suzy! I hope it works out for you — must beat job hunting!

    And you know, as such a skyline/architecture buff, the fact that it’s in the Transamerica Pyramid is absolutely amazing. That would be the equivalent of me someday working in the Sears Tower or John Hancock. Amazing, I tell you. Every picture of the skyline of San Francisco that you see will show where you spend most of your waking hours, haha!

  3. Les

    Hey, 8 to 5’s fine if you’re working with the right people. Sounds like a good start.

  4. Amber

    10:00 – 3:00 would be better 🙂

    It sounds pretty nice. The company I work for used to offer all sorts of goodies like that before we bought by rich, corporate giants that offer us no such perks (funny, the big companies cheap out). It was great!

    I hope it works out!

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