Well, I was informed yesterday that I will be moving from my swing shift position soon. Although the hours for it are right in the middle of the day (noon-8:30 p.m.), I like what I do. I take great pride in putting together Volusia Review and Focus by myself, and I’ve gotten to meet a lot of daytime people I would not have met otherwise. I’ve also gotten great feedback from the various editors with whom I’ve worked. Having normal days off (Sunday-Monday) didn’t hurt either.
But now the job will be broken up, so I can bolster the copy desk. The bits and pieces of what I did will be done as they come, which means things could get lost in the shuffle. And I will go back to working sometimes until 1 a.m. I’m not sure what my days off will be like, but I probably won’t have a weekend.
Sometimes my chosen career makes me feel powerless.