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Pitfalls and Booby Traps - Xero. Distilled.
Pitfalls and Booby Traps
It would be awesome if people could read and comment on the previous entry... as short as it is (and it really is at approx 500 words), it's the first non-degree related piece of fiction I've finished in a while. It ain't perfect, but hopefully it'll entertain and spark something in yu filthy* fantasy addicts.

(not, like, sex-filthy but, like, literary-filthy... I mean this is kinda junk food fiction, there's no complex plot or character development, it's a greasy, dirty couple of bites that you probably shouldn't like but kinda can't help liking, secretly, deep down. That's the idea, anyway.)

Biggest news is that I have a new job. I have moved back into retail, heading more corporate, more mainstream, but not selling out too much, I hope. I work for Waterstone's. Just started.

It seems pretty cool, and the tills and stock systems/ searches are all pretty familiar. I've only worked one shift so far... there may be pitfalls and booby traps as yet unsuspected, but it seems OK. The sheer volume and variety of books is a little overwhelming, but nothing I don't think a little time and familarity won't solve.

I am finishing at the Hog (what, like I'd work two jobs!?! I am a student). But that does mean that this week I am working two jobs, so Friday will consist of 8.30 to 5.00 at Waterstone's and 6.00 to 1.00/ 2.00 ish at the Hog. Oh, happy day.

I will actually miss the Hog, somewhat. I'll miss the easy atmosphere, the whole barworker-drinker camraderie and the other staff (who were mostly all cool in that easy-to-get-on-with, 'matey' way. And they all had a decent sense of humour - not to say the Waterstone's staff won't have. And I guess they're all young too, which helps because I've never really grown up that much, despite how far my life's come.) I won't miss the late hours and the lost weekends (although I might miss the money that saved), and I won't miss not knowing what days I'll be working from one week to the next.

Most of all though, it means I get to spend more time chilling at home with little Mz_Pink, and as soppy as that might be I'm looking forward to it. =)

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tetsuko_ From: tetsuko_ Date: August 16th, 2007 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
YAY a book shop. Does that mean you get to drink wine, smoke, swear at your underlings, have pizza for breakfast and keep sea molluscs as little shop pets?

What do you mean it's nothing like Black Books in corporate land? :D
angelxero From: angelxero Date: August 16th, 2007 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, if only. =)
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