June 20, 2007
The tour. Seeing the place from all around, meeting everyone who will become familiar faces, hopefully. Will it last? Living between two worlds right now, so many jobs started and then dropped after a few months, a few years - will this be one that sees me through to the end, to the gold watch day, to the banquet. But there are no gold watches for clericals, no keys to the city or other forms of elevated recognition for clerks or mothers; for clerks and mothers who've bounced from job to job all life long. No career moves here.