Impractically Paperless

I’m practically paperless, but going paperless is a lot harder than I thought. First, the quirks. When setting up paperless billing for some services, I received a confirmation in the mail thanking me for going paperless. Next, the inevitable deluge in which I receive three form letters in succession thanking me for such and such. The worst part is when somebody expects you to sign, stamp, and mail a form back to some P.O. box. Don’t want to waste postage? No problem! Just fax the form instead! Please, I beg of you: help me help you! It’s not as if email has been around for two decades now …

Every Day is Day One

I started at Amazon today. The phrase “every day is day one” floated around every so often as an intern. As a full-time hire, it is time to put that to the test. This is just one step on a very long road, and I am at a crossroads. Having read a bit on the subject, my goal now is to meet people who can help shape the rest of my career. Placement in a satellite office complicates things, but as the saying goes: challenge accepted.