Yesterday was my first day at the Monthly. So far it seems fairly good! Apparently, I'll be a fact-checker and general grunt work man. It's quite the shoe string operation, which might redound somewhat to my benefit as they'll likely work me like a pack mule--better that than just pouring coffee.
I seem to be disguising my total unfamiliarity with DC and office life well, or at least the actual employees here are gracious enough not to point out my glaring mistakes in haberdashery and comportment, whatever they are. I'm feeling very good about this.
UPDATE: Multiple sources who previously worked at the Monthly confirm that, compared to the old days, the magazine is practically swimming in resources. I'll take them at their word—I just hadn't seen a Pentium 4 in the States in quite some time.