A Dollar Short
Sep 21st, 2009 by Molly Swenson
A dirty kitchen space at work inspires Molly to purge the mess.
Sep 14th, 2009 by Molly Swenson
Call-center extraordinaire Molly finds that change can be a good thing, even at the end of the day.
Aug 26th, 2009 by Molly Swenson
Honors graduate Molly's call-center training continues. This week: nothing is so certain as constant contradiction.
Aug 19th, 2009 by Molly Swenson
Molly gazes longingly into the office building across the alley.
Aug 11th, 2009 by Molly Swenson
Stop me if you've heard this one before: every time I start a new job, I promise myself that I am done showing up late.
Aug 4th, 2009 by Molly Swenson
Can Molly afford day camp? A real life math story problem.
Jul 22nd, 2009 by Molly Swenson
"Maybe it's going to be okay," I said to myself as I was stepping off the elevator. But it wasn't long before my sense of control dissipated.
Jul 13th, 2009 by Molly Swenson
A passive-aggressive ode to cube farm life, in acrostic poem form.
A DOLLAR SHORTJul 6th, 2009 by Molly Swenson
My second night of training was not entirely successful. I couldn't keep up. I kept dropping important words and phrases. The technology overwhelmed me. I forgot to use the appropriate, soothing voice. I was tired and frustrated. Somehow, learning all this new stuff was incredibly stressful AND somehow boring at the same time. I spent a little time wondering how it was possible to be in a total state of fight-or-flight while simultaneously having a bad case of ennui - and then I realized that my pondering had set me back. The rest of class was about two simulated calls ahead of me.
A DOLLAR SHORTJun 29th, 2009 by Molly Swenson
Molly's first day at the cube farm: what to wear, who to call in an emergency, and how to pick up the most beautiful girl in the room.