As of today I've been working for a year at my regular editing job with Honda Staffing Services.
The job is basically every weekday afternoon, and so far it has been a good one. The work itself is interesting, the office is quiet, comfortable, and conveniently located, and my colleagues are all friendly and helpful.
Thus it was good news when, after our return from the Golden Week holidays, the boss took me aside and informed me that I can expect a new one-year contract soon. Apparently they're as satisfied with me as I am with them.
I continue to do freelance work of various kinds, but it's nice to have a regular, reliable source of work (and income). I'm looking forward to the next year, and probably several years thereafter.
Time flies, though: it certainly doesn't feel as if an entire year has gone by since I started working at Honda.
Home Truths column for August
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