Now the bad news: all the cool restricted access databases I was supposed to use...have crashed. SO there's no way I can use them, nor can anybody else. So instead of doing the oh-so-productive work I was hired to do, I'm restricted to doing basic office duties. File this, copy that, answer the phone, etc. I was really hoping to be doing something innovative and fun, something other than the standard paper-pushing job that the undergrads are given. My boss was hoping the same thing, and he's gotten kind of mopey (he's also cursing Admissions, who apparently overloaded the system when they tried to do a full census after everyone was logged in.)
So, I'm making money. I just wish I was making money doing something that was obviously helpful and innovative.