The truly exhausting part of the day was job applications.
Translations: Are you a self starter in the murder of your own soul? Do you want to aid vapid people in making more money? Do you work efficiently in depressed environments? Do you suppress your emotions, down to the last detail? Will you come be a desperate, shallow person groveling at the bottom of our ladder so we can feel better about being desperate, shallow people who groveled to the top? Do you have seven years experience in this favored activity?