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Chicago Day 1

I could write quite a bit about our two days in Chicago, but I don't really feel like going into too much detail. It was work stuff, in some ways our introduction to our new business unit and project team was unfairly traumatic for a bunch of reasons, and I'm not even sure that it is all over yet.

It is clear that this part of the business is a whole other side to Acme that we have heard about and now are getting to experience. It is both good and bad. Good in that it actually makes money for the company, and bad because the stress level is different and possibly more intense. Deadlines and billable hours can do that to you.

At the Downer's Grove office they have a nice canteen with a build-your-own-salad bar, but still no decent coffee. And flying to Chicago is going to be way less unpleasant than flying to Little Rock, Arkansas.