freezingNot a very pleasant title for a blog post, but it seems to reflect my mood rather well today. For those readers a little familiar with my habits, you will know that I like to see myself as a specialist in laziness. However, I probably give the wrong impression. I am extremely hard working when it comes to writing, editing, scheming, dreaming and what resembles thinking. But only when I get into the mood. Sometimes this can be at a reasonable hour such as eleven am. Or an unreasonable hour such as two am.

So with this said, it becomes clear that I really have trouble when it comes to regulating myself to work in a fixed time period.

I often gaze at the bus stop below me, and see the poor souls waiting in the freezing cold at seven-thirty am. All moving their feet trying to keep their circulation going until the bus finally arrives. Then knowing they have to do the same thing all over again at the train station. If that is not enough, they know that they have to repeat it in reverse at five-thirty to get back home. Five days a week.

In between these times of icy cattle class peak hour public transport pain, they have to give one hundred percent attention to working. Switching on at nine, and switching off at five. This is how our world of economic miracles and consumerism has been designed.

Well! I think it really sucks! No matter what I do, I just do not want to ever do that again. So I have sentenced myself to work when I want at what I want. And in doing so, I know I work harder and longer that the poor sods at the bus stop, and make less money.

But I am happy. Um, by the way. Is there any chance of borrowing five bucks? I’m a little short this week.

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7 thoughts on “Working Nine to Five. Sucks!

  • 17/02/2010 at 8:40 pm

    *chuckling* you should have used the line:

    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today"

    (wondering if you remember where that came from!)

  • 17/02/2010 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks Dave. Would I be guessing right with Wimpy. Popeye's friend who had a hamburger fetish?

  • 18/02/2010 at 12:21 am

    *laughing* and you'd be exactly right Derek! (seems we're both ole farts!)

  • 18/02/2010 at 5:39 am

    Hey, I remember that line! (Guess we're all old farts. :))

    And as for the five bucks, um, would you take a promissory note?

  • 18/02/2010 at 8:01 pm

    No more 9-5 for me, or 7-7 or 10 – 7 am shifts. No sir, I am a… anytime will do today worker now. :) Sorry no money in my pocket though!

  • 22/02/2010 at 12:14 pm

    When you have to work to support your writing habit, that is what gets you through the day. As I am entering the paperwork, I am thinking about how my next scene is going to lay out and when lunch is so I can write it.
    Hopefully in a few years I can give my work the boot. I do not plan on round the world trips, then, oh no. Just keep me at the same level I am now (which means I can't loan you that 5 sorry.)

  • 22/02/2010 at 1:26 pm

    Good luck with your plans Mari. Hope you get there asap. (Pity about the 5 though! I'll try someone else :) )

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