With any luck, I'll be spending nine hours per week next semester gainfully employed as a Student Manager in the Grinnell College Writing Lab. I have an unfortunate suspicion that this really means signing people up for appointments and the pay is lousy, but I'd rather work there than in the Dining Hall. At least it's vaguely writing-related.
Also, what's up with the bizarre differences in minimum wage? Here in Iowa it's supposedly $6.20. At the moment, the two states with the highest minimum wage are Washington ($7.93) and Oregon ($7.80). Minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act is only $5.15, which is patently ridiculous. The lesson here? Everyone working for minimum wage should immediately migrate to Washington. This country definitely needs to raise the federal minimum wage.
Er. Not that that's really writing-related, which was the purpose of this blog. I just think it's a little outrageous.