Traffic for 2004 February 25 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (3) The NOT So Friendly Skies: Well, it happened again. My flight home tonight was delayed over an hour, so I didn't get home until 10:30 pm. But in good news I have received two offers, from both Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. It'll be a hard decision, as these are really the two premier firms. But it's nice to have a job, especially since starting salary is over double my current salary.

In other transit news, I am not a fan of Amtrak or Metrolink. There stations have no attendees, and no signs. So I missed my train because I didn't know what side of the track to be on. By the time I figured it out, the train was gone. It's like five flights of stairs to cross the tracks because they are double decker trains (and the elevator was out of commission). So I did what anyone would do--hopped on the next train headed to Union Station. This one was an Amtrak, not a Metrolink, which was good for me because it makes less stops and I could make up for lost time. However, my ticket was for Metrolink. After the conductor pointed this out to me, he ripped up my ticket in front of our cabin train. I felt like a country bumpkin taking his first unsuccessful steps to acclimate to "city life." But nicely enough, he gave me an Amtrak ticket. Of course, I figured he should. There shouldn't be a price difference in my opinion, when I ended up in the same place regardless.....This convinced me I don't want to commute to LA, making EY the more attractive offer.

In sad news, my dog Traffic died on Monday. My parents had already taken him to the vet by the time I made it there for my flyout, so I didn't get to say good-bye. But I saw him after Alyssa's wedding, so just like a week ago. I am sad, but also haven't lived at home in six years, so I won't really feel the emptiness until I go spend some time at my parent's house and really notice his absence. He was a good dog.


Posted by Alyson at Thu Feb 26 2004 07:23

I'm really sorry about your doggie.

Posted by Sumana at Thu Feb 26 2004 09:03

I'm sorry to hear about your dog.

Congrats on the job offers!

Hey, remember, the first couple of times using ANY system to travel in an unfamiliar place (walking, biking, driving, bus, train, plane...) will always be troublesome. Some public transit systems are better signed than others, but don't count out Metrolink or Amtrak because of one bad experience! Here's a blog of a guy using public transit in LA:

Posted by Frances at Thu Feb 26 2004 10:36

Awwwww! Poor Traffic!

Congratulations on the job offers, John!

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