Thursday, November 01, 2007

All Souls' Day

And appropriately enough, I realized that I've sold my soul. This realization came when I said, with a straight face, "The BFP for TPR on the DCL in SAP has always been eleven-two."


This is crunch time at Hyphenated Corp. as we work to push books out before the end of the year. All the books that were pushed back earlier owing to problems of various sorts (frequently but not always due to authors being late with manuscripts) are now at their last chance to be published this year, along with all of the books that were already scheduled for the end of the year. My team has fifty-five books to build by November 29th, and four of those are mine. There are outbreaks of cursing, cries of anguish, and every now and then we get an e-mail from our team leader, who's gotten an e-mail from whoknowswho, asking us to keep it down because we are disturbing other people. Feh. Just as an example, Maresche's team has fifteen or sixteen books to build for this year--I think the only team that has more than we do is the Ohio team.

Despite a few roadblocks, and some moments where I really feel idiotic, I'm still glad I took the job.


rgraham666 said...

I'm so glad you're happy in your new job, Jammies. :)

Becs said...

To paraphrase Bruce Hornsby, you didn't sell your soul, you just took out a loan. :)