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one final loop

sorry for neglecting to update about my new job here. as i predicted, work takes up most of my wakeful hours. i am averaging about 11 hours a day at work. don’t worry, i’m not entrapped in slavery – though sometimes it feels like it! it’s mostly a lot of waiting, a bit of rushing to locations, some stress to write up my reports and the occasional verbal smack for my mistakes. so far i haven’t been smacked, more like a verbal slap on the wrist, but i certainly do not want to receive any more than that.

what else can i say? every other day is a struggle for me, which means i am growing i suppose. have definitely learnt a lot and strangely, i do not dislike it as much as i expect to. it’s a love-hate relationship. i like going to some events, getting free stuff, having my byline in the papers. i hate going to events i don’t understand and to write about them, hate being bullied by the superiors, despise the long hours.

next month, i will be where i’m hired to be. strangely, i am not really looking forward to it. i’ve kinda grown to like reporting. i am getting to know the other reporters and liking most of them, though i am wary after hearing a lot through the grapevine. i still hate a lot of things about it but the things that i like about it are making me want to stay. i guess because i’m getting used to reporting that i feel reluctant to start the learning process all over again with sub-editing.

but i’m looking forward to 8-hour work shifts. i’m looking forward to learn a new skill, though the beginning will be difficult. i’m looking forward to joining the gym with a sub colleague – i hope to lose a few pounds! i’m looking forward to have a proper life again.

and anyway, if i really want to write again, i could always do it on the side.

one and a half weeks more to go.

ps. on a side note, i’m having a schoolgirl crush on someone. it’s irritating and pointless. i hope to get over him soon.

Comments on: "one final loop" (4)

  1. I admire you greatly for sticking it out for the month! It sounds like you will be able to translate much of your knowledge to the new position, even though it won’t be reporting. I’m glad to know you want to keep writing, too.
    I will really be a relief to work normal hours, wont’ it?
    and…p.s. are you SURE it’s pointless? πŸ™‚

  2. Wow!
    You’re getting into sub-editing so soon!? Congrats!
    That was my dream job…journalism…but well, guess i got into the wrong place, the wrong team…that i came to hate EVERY single bit of wht’s Journalism! πŸ˜€

    School girl crush!? πŸ˜€ Hehehe…if its pointless, then do get over it… I’ve forgotten what it is to have a crush on someone else. I’m too busy having it for the husband almost every second day. A bit tired now πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  3. thanks muse, but it’s not like i had the choice, right? πŸ˜‰ but it’s good that i was given the chance to do this, really. yes it is, ‘cos i am not really looking. i have enough on my plate already!

    thanks. scorpria. i don’t think i’m passionate about journalism but i think it’s good that i’m not because i won’t get disillusioned. i’m trying but not doing a very good job of it!

  4. All the very best!!
    Are you really sure it is just a school girl crush?! πŸ˜‰

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