There's some big news I haven't talked about, even though I've dropped hints on and off for the last few weeks. Despite my deep love for stifling bureaucracy and consumer exploitation, I've decided to abandon life at the über-company and begin life anew. I've taken an exciting job at an internet consulting firm, thus validating my reckless consultation of the internet during my spare time.
It's a huge load off my shoulders, since I've spent the last six months questioning my ability to get up and go to work each morning without amphetamines. I haven't had a job I was really excited about since I moved to New York, and it's dangerous to make a career move when you're desparate. Thankfully, I wasn't too desparate, and was able to wait it out long enough for something promising to come along.
There's some other great perks, too. First, it's only one subway stop from home, which means I'm 8 seconds from home and no longer have to circumnavigate the globe just to get to Queens. It's got a career path which I have control over, rather than one requiring 17 senior executives to retire or be eaten by snakes. Besides, it was always awkward starting meetings with "Sorry I'm late...I had to finish updating my resume" and ending them with "I've got to take this call...it's a recruiter."
Mostly, I just hope that isn't run by people whose IQ has only two digits that keep bumping into each other. Or only one digit that keeps falling over.