First Day (Night) at the KJ

My first day at work was great. I went into the human resources department and they went over my benefits. I watched a video on sexual harassment. Completed a test on work safety. For some reason the girl at the gas station even gave me a free coffee when I took a little break. (Probably my lack of harassment.) When I got to the newsroom I dove right into proofing. First, proofing the printouts. Then making corrections and placing the ads on the network. And finally, readying the pages for output. I was happy to see a copy of the Journal in the lobby of the Edward's House Inn this morning. And I could see the tangible efforts of my new job. "Awesome!," I mean "Wicked!" (That's what everyone says up here.)

Damon's, Augusta's Mom & Pop

On the way to my first day (night) at work, I stopped at Damon's. It's a local pizza and sandwich place about 300 feet from the Kennebec Journal. I got a chicken, bacon, spinach wrap. It was awesome, an actual chicken breast fried on the grill. Then I went to work. When it was time for my 1/2 hour union-regulated break I went back and got the small Greek salad and a bowl of chili. Also awesome. And the two customers ordering after me bought the last two Kennebec Journals on the rack.