I remember having a mildly rough day on the job at the Wabash Plain Dealer. In college -- both for classes and assignments for the Ball State Daily News -- it was one story at a time. You got one assignment, you turned it in, you got another one. On my first day at the Plain Dealer, I was given four stories to work on at about 8:30 in the morning and told I had till the noon deadline to finish them. I remember getting them all done -- luckily, they all required only phone-call sourcing, no trips of the office -- but I felt like I could have done a better job on them.