Tuesday, May 11, 2010
On the morning of Saturday, May 8, I was pulling hundreds and hundreds of baguettes out of the oven around 8 am.
On the morning of Monday, May 10, I was arriving at NEW New Job and settling in at my "desk" in my new position as Editorial Assistant. Here is the building.
And here is my "desk" area.
You may ask yourself, "how did I get here?"
Don't worry, I'm not done baking. My current job was unsustainable at the pace it was running (look at my pants in the first photo. Those pants fit me perfectly two months ago and on Saturday I had to keep pulling them up); the bakery is going to be sold and under new management, and, when that happens, I can go back if I want.
The day I realized that New Bakery Job was going to kill me, I got a call from a firm that does all manner of editing, a firm where I had interviewed months before but had been told I was an "unusual" candidate who would be difficult, but maybe not impossible, to place.
Well, there was a place for me. I'm working at least through the summer, and then I'll reevaluate.
And if you're wondering if I miss baking, know that I cried while I mixed my last preferment on Saturday morning.