First Day of Work

I know I’ve been away, and I’ve missed you! But this is exactly why I didn’t sign up for NaBloPoMo. I am a day ahead of schedule with my novel, though!

Today was my first day of work as an engraver. It’s actually even more fun than I thought. There’s a lot of nifty little stuff I can do, even though all it really boils down to is me telling the machine to put this text here.

Here is my engraving test, and yes, I was the first employee to ask to take a picture of it.

I truly had forgotten how difficult it is to be just a peon, not responsible for anything but my own little self. It’s definitely a change from years of management.

It is fun, though. It’s interesting to watch how the engraver cuts the letters differently for different fonts. And it suits the perfectionist in me to be able to make adjustments by a thousandth of an inch.

By far the best part of the day was after I got off work, when I saw that the mall Christmas train is hiring. I could be a conductor! I’m applying tomorrow morning.

4 Comments on “First Day of Work”

  1. SRB says:

    Pretty neat! I dig#7 the most…yeah, I’m branching out and choosing the initials! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Addison Cooper says:

    What a fun post! I always love learning about “behind the scenes” and how stuff works, and you know… I’d never even thought before now that there might be an engraver’s test, and the fact that you got a photo of it makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚ I learned something fun today. Thanks! Good luck on your novel ๐Ÿ™‚

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