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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

life after "the man"

I just hit the six week mark at my new job and I thought it might be a good time to reflect a bit. For the most part this blog seems to have dropped off my radar since I started working and I mean to correct that. The first several weeks I was so slammed with the crazy markets and trying to learn everything and my coworker going on vacation only four weeks after my start date that I had no energy to do anything computer-related when I got home in the afternoons. Now that I'm finally getting into a groove at work, hopefully I can pick up my hobbies again...like reading all my favorite political blogs!

I have to admit though, it's tough being a red girl in a blue city (my new blog title). It was hard for me to imagine a city more liberal than Los Angeles, but yup, here I am in good ol' San Francisco, home of Nancy Pelosi. Ugh. And even though I'm working for an investment bank which you would think should lean to the right, most of my coworkers are decidedly, uh, blue. Maybe not dark blue, but pretty damn blue nevertheless. Even though the boss is probably one of the coolest bosses I can imagine and has made it perfectly clear that he wants everyone to speak up whether or not their opinions are in the majority, I still feel it wise to keep out of politically heated discussions until I've been around awhile...After all, we all know I can get pretty passionate about certain topics.

My recent lack of interest in politics has also been tied to work-related exhaustion. After using my brain every minute of every hour for 10-12 hours straight, there was just nothing left in me to expend on thinking about politics. I finally understand what people mean when they say there is just too much else going on to think about that stuff. But you know me, I can never stay away for long.

So anyway, work. How is work? Let's give it six more weeks because history shows that three months is the big test for me, but so far? I'm loving it. I work hard, but I'm paid well. I'm appreciated, I'm learning, my coworkers are awesome, my manager treats me so well and the big boss is, as I've already mentioned, super chill and approachable and very interested in improving the office and team building. The only problem I can foresee is that I'm not sure that the "next step" in this position is appealing to me, but regardless it's a great position where I'm learning about the business every day and working for a big name resume builder. Oh yeah, and did I mention they are actually paying me well? This still shocks me sometimes, but I'm actually making more than what I made at my first job (fund-raising) and last job (recruiting) COMBINED. Including my bonus and all the perks (401k matching, etc.) I will probably come very close to making more than all three of my previous jobs combined. Sad. Well, I guess not sad anymore, but sad about my previous jobs.

Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself, but I'm really loving my life. Paul and I have really settled into this whole domestic thing (as you can see from our Labor Day weekend). I'm used to my work schedule and actually like the fact that I get out at 3pm on most days and can stroll home amidst the hubub of the city.

I've started taking a slightly more hilly route home as opposed to the very flat and direct I used to take. It takes me through a much busier part of the city including Washington Square Park (and plus I could use the exercise).

The more strenuous route also takes me down into one of my favorite views in the whole city. Which also happens to be my own street!

I wish I had a better camera so I could really capture the amazing-ness of it. I must look like a tourist with my camera constantly out but I find that in this city you need it!

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