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Archive for March 15th, 2010

Peelin’ Potatoes

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Total Black: $208.06
Total Red: $227,326.64

Today feel more Sisyphean than ever on the contract attorney job.  The task was simple enough: type information into an excel spreadsheet—document ID number, date, a brief description, and so on.  But we had nearly two-thousand documents to write up and only a few 0f us working on it.  Still, yesterday we were making steady progress.  But today, every time we re-ran the numbers to check on our progress, the number of remaining documents increased.  Someone was continually adding more documents.  This image popped into my head of soldiers being forced to peel potatoes as punishment for some infraction.  Today it felt as if we were stuck peeling those potatoes and every time we got nearer the end, someone came along and dumped more potatoes on our piles.  Keep reading . . .