Wednesday, 24 February 2010

working 9 to 5

Today was my second day of work. I'm not going to go into much detail about the place I work in case this blog becomes super famous and I get fired for talking about it, ha ha ha like any of those things would happen. I'm going to be working 20 hours a week in "the city" aka the financial hub of London. 9-6 Mondays, 9-5 Tuesdays and 9-12 Wednesdays. Yey money.

I can deal with waking up early. What I can't deal with is the morning commute. I read an article a while back on the BBC about how lots of people have to use intense mental preparations to take the tube. Now I see why. I knew it would be bad, I just didn't realise HOW bad. For the two times I've taken it, I've had to get the second train that comes through bc there was no way I could get on the first. Both times after the first passed through I ended up in the front. But once the second train comes it's everyone gets in no guts no glory mode. I'm not good at it yet. Then on the train it's so crowded it's probably illegal. It's basically like a giant hostile group hug. Then I'm so bad at knowing where to move when people need to get off. After I get out of the train today I felt like I needed a drink. It was so intense!

When Lianne was here she remarked that New York subway trains are a lot wider, I remember the DC ones being wider too. So it's basically the same volume of people going in the New York subway but on much narrower trains. Bahhh commuting. I feel so real!