Thursday, September 22, 2005

first day

I survived my first full day of work (9-5 baby) in more than 2 years.

It was spent stamping, organizing, copying, filing invoices for the accounts payable dept of a large pharmaceutical corp. They produce a drug called celexa and one called lexapro and others for thyroid and kicking alcoholism. So that was ... strange.

I think strange for both of us was that my "supervisor" is not only another temp, but she is 24 but it's no problem -- she's cool and a Creative Writing MFA at the New School. So that was something to talk about -- more writers temping the corporate world.


At 6:30 AM, Blogger Gayest Neil said...

Are you at 230 Park Avenue South? I temp'ed for Sudler and Hennesey when I first moved to NYC. They're the marketing/speaking branch of Forest Labs who make Celexa and Lexapro. My best friend David is much like the snake-oil salesman of yore. He arranges other snake-oil salespeople to go to Anytown, USA and get em all doped up on mood enhancers.

At 7:14 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

It's not them, but I did enter and file tons of S&H invoices. I know watcha mean bout all those farmacuticals.

Still lovin the chairs, btw. Gracias.

At 7:54 AM, Blogger Dee said...

You filed invoices for the company that produces celexa and lexapro!?

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Jerry said...

Kinda. For the marketing dept. Yeah.

At 7:58 AM, Blogger Dee said...

Remember that scene from the Julia Roberts flick when the lawyers from the un-eco-friendly corporation tellingly refused to drink water from the region they had ostensibly left untainted? I wonder how many employees of pharmaceutical companies actively producing antidepressants use the antidepressants produced by their respective employers?

At 8:31 AM, Anonymous Lexapro Prescription Information said...

My name is Lisa Carter and i would like to show you my personal experience with Lexapro.

I am 39 years old. Have been on Lexapro for 2 years now. This medication had an almost immediate positive effect on my life. Within 2 to 3 days of starting Lexapro, there was a noticeable lift in my general mood. A WARNING ABOUT STOPPING OR WEANING OFF LEXAPRO: I started taking 10 mg daily a couple of years ago for about 2 months, then decided I just didn't want to take medicine every day. So I weaned myself off over a 2-wk period, first reducing the dose to 5 mg/day, then 5 mg every other day before I stopped altogether. I figured I would be able to tell if my mood was going downhill and I would just restart if it did. Well, there was no gradual decline. I was careful to monitor my mood and thoughts every day and everything went great for about 3 months, then C.R.A.S.H!!! I mean it hit me like a WALL, very very suddenly! Despite exercising 4-5x per week, healthy eating, etc., I hit an all-time low.

I have experienced some of these side effects-
Constant dull headache, jittery in the morning if taken before bed, dizziness. These negative side effects subsided within a week or two. Other side effects have continued, including sleepiness and yawning, apathy, vivid (but great) dreams. My libido died and never came back.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Lisa Carter


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