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March 30, 2005

Life = work?

One of my friends who's still in school says this:

i don't have time to think. being busy is great. work, class, bartend, sleep. life is beautiful.

I wonder how long she can maintain the charade. big grin I've been putting in 10.5 and 11 hour days at work all this week training lackeys and minions from our remote offices, and this sucks. I had less than two days' advance notice I was going to be conducting training for this full week, plus my two normal job functions still need to be done. Fortunately-- be thankful for small favors-- the direction on my job priorities as of late has not come from my boss, but from the VP of Operations, which means his word is law, and the rest of my duties may suffer lower priorities because the VP says so.

aka, low pay, long hours, increasing responsibility... the piles and piles of "thanks!" and "good job!" and "great work" I've accumulated over the last year add up to almost squat as far as actual rewards go.

Fortunately, I'm here by choice. I want my geography job and I want a decent one... if I want to stay in the tech sector, I could leave almost at my will. The perils of being picky. *grins*

Posted by brian at March 30, 2005 11:46 PM


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