Wednesday, May 24, 2006

shop talk

In case you haven't visited (or saw our last website), this is the view from our apartment window on the 18th floor.

Almost four weeks ago I started a new job at a law firm as an immigration paralegal in midtown. I help our clients' foreign employees come into and go out of the country - it is an amazing amount of paperwork to contend with but I like it a lot because there is always something new to learn, like how to get a Japanese Police Certificate stating that you are not a wanted criminal over there. There are only a certain number of temporary work visas for foreigners available in the U.S. every year, and they are almost out so everyone is scrambling to get them before its too late. Unfortunately in most cases you have to have a degree of some sort related to the job you are doing, and most people won't graduate until next month so it is creating a small amount of panic. Anyway, interesting stuff. This is the fifth full time job I've had, and if there's one thing I've learned it's that you really need a job that will keep you interested to where at least you aren't nodding off after lunch (although in some cases I can see how that can happen to anyone).

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