LIFE OF A DUDE IN PUBLISHING

I work in publishing, and I have a Y chromosome. This is my life.

BEING A DUDE IN PUBLISHING, PART 37: THE HORRIBLE LEAD-UP TO A 3-DAY WEEKEND

MONDAY:

Totally confident. Nothing can get in your way of getting all your shit done.

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You log confidently into Outlook and begin solving problems.

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TUESDAY: 

Something’s not right. No matter what you do, people keep misinterpreting your instructions. Your day’s agenda is destroyed picking up messes and you have to carry projects over til tomorrow. The color printer is down.

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WEDNESDAY:

You get a call from an account. They’re livid. The order went to the wrong address. Then you look in your email history. Turns out you typed NJ instead of NY.

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You begin second guessing every decision you’ve made for the past couple days.

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THURSDAY:

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Enough said.

FRIDAY:

Just make it to the end of the day. Just make it to 5:00. Don’t think about the banal emotional ugliness inherent in this job. 

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:

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MONDAY:

You remember you have to go back tomorrow. And it hits you: this is your life. It’s…

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(FYI I’m just trying to counter-jinx this week; so far it’s going fine. Fingers crossed!)

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  6. stunrunner said: I love you for making this post, but I hate that your house has a three day weekend and mine doesn’t. :( Fucking textbook publishing! (Srsly rock on though; your posts are awesome.)
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    Yes. This is so Tuesday, completely.
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