On working
Posted by shigpit 3 years ago

I started a new job with Big Consulting Firm in mid-December. And for the past 5+ weeks I have been working from home with the occasional trip to bring my laptop to a Starbucks and work from there.

In these 5 weeks, I have gotten paid pretty well for ... get this ... creating and editing documents. Not that this isn't important as the documents I am editing come from people who have less than native mastery of English, but it's really not something I want to do for the rest of my life.

I should be traveling to client sites and espousing the benefits of my firm's approach to data management and partner with sales guys on how exactly the client would like them to bend over for their business. I should be overseeing development plans and checking in on how things are working out on projects in flight.

But no. Shiggy is reviewing generic documentation and fixing grammar, adding texture, and restructuring documents authored in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad for eyes that reside in Detroit, Seattle, and Charlotte.

On the plus side I'm not spending (too much) money and the pants requirement is waived in my home office. I'd say it's a wash, but I would really like to do something more in line with what they hired me for even if it does require pants.