From the JMBzine Vault – September 14, 1999, 12:19 am

This post is from the JMBzine Blog Vault, which means it is a very old blog post that I wrote at a very different time of my life. My views on religion (I’m now a Humanistic Jew), politics (today I’m a democratic socialist), and many other subjects (LGBTQ+ inclusion, abortion rights, etc.) have drastically changed over the years, so please bear this in mind when reading this post.

Well a lot has happened since I last wrote in my journal. To begin with though, I am at work. I have real job now. . . well sort of.

On Friday, Jake was meeting a guy at Player’s to interview with a guy from Zimco Security. The job was being an unarmed night security guard at sorority houses. From what he said about it, it sounded like a good job for me, so I showed up at the interview with him. The boss from Zimco drove us out to their office in NW Austin, we filled out lots of paperwork (I actually have to get a license from the state to work in security if you can believe that. $75 license fee! But at least they take it out a little bit at a time from my paycheck.

So anyway I got the job. I’ll be working overnights on Mondays, Thursdays, and also one weekend day per month. My shift runs from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.! Thankfully, I have no classes on Tuesdays or Fridays, so I will get to sleep in.

So far I like the job. Of course, I’ve only been working for 3-1/2 hours (it’s 12:36 now), so it is early to tell. It is pretty cool though, because I wear a uniform and a badge and everything. (I have to get a pic taken in uniform. I look like a cop.) The other nice thing is that I can work on outside stuff, study, read, even work on my laptop. As far as my responsiblities, I just have to do rounds every 45 minutes, escort girls to their cars, and keep guys from going upstairs.

As to the other things going on in my life since my last journal entry, I went on the spring retreat with Hope Fellowship this week. It was awesome, but I will tell about it later tonight. (or rather this morning)

Editor’s note (2023): Player’s Burgers used to be 300 W. MLK in Austin. I used to go there often as it was only about a block away from my apartment.

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