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THE Lowly Peon


Living Like Don Draper 
15 March 2012, 3:05pm

Now that daisy and I have moved back to sweet home, Chicago, I'm realizing how many stark differences there are between my life in Houston, working for a manufacturing company, and what it could be working in Chicago for a non-manufacturing company.

I'm still working for them remotely, doing everything from my MacBook Air and loving every minute of it. For the last few days, I've been able to jump from coffee shop to coffee shop, anywhere with wifi, and get work done. I've been far more productive since no one is bothering me with small questions that should be directed elsewhere ("Peter, my keyboard is broken. Can you come fix it?" "Actually, no, we have a whole team of people to do that, and I have no idea how to fix your keyboard.")

A friend has offered to let me use his company's conference room on the 56th floor, looking out over the entire city and Lake Michigan. The weather is almost perfect, allowing for quite the range of sight. The elevators are marble and the furniture is all beautiful wood. This place is incredible.

There's no point to this post except that it's pretty incredible being up here in such a casual manner. I mean, these people have been coming up here every day for years!

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Keri

[15 March 2012]

That's so exciting you're back in Chicago! Although I'm not really sure how you're living like Don Draper... And if you are, then Daisy should be worried!

 

THE Lowly Peon

[16 March 2012]

hmmm, good point. i just meant i'm living the high life in a high rise! and it's been fun! i love this city!

 

Keri

[16 March 2012]

Gotcha! I'm glad you're happy in your new home! Yay!