Stay tuned for what I’m sure will be fascinating stories of riches beyond your wildest dreams, fellow post-academics!
Starting next week, I shall be filling in for the administrative assistant in what I am told is a “spectacular” and “luxurious” office building in NYC. I am told there will be jaw-dropping views from the 60th floor. I am told to dress smartly, but to wear practical shoes in case I have to lift things. I am told to smile a lot.
I am told there will be a butler.
No, I am not joking. Who knew butlers even existed outside the Clue board game! I’ve never even seen a butler. How my provincial worldview will be expanded through the experience of answering the phone, filing, and possibly lifting heavy things and moving them to a new location for super-duper rich people!
I am giddy with excitement.