The Temp

Some stories of my former life as an office temp in NYC

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When I lived in NYC after college (the second time, I dropped out of college for a year after my sophomore year and lived there but it’s another story!), I was there to study and in theory pursue acting.

I needed a job that had some semblance of health insurance because of my asthma and was flexible just in case Mr. Demille came knocking. I had my Bachelor’s degree…



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Steffany Ritchie

Hi, I write memoir, essays, music, pop culture, and other inexpert anti-millionaire making stuff. I am a long-time American expat in Scotland.