On the new-found job…and other things!

Another month (and a half), another whirlwind of tragedies, parodies and moderate successes. You don’t get it? Well, neither do I! I’ll admit I’ve wanted to write this for some time now, but I stalled and I stalled thinking that I’m not in any hurry. The truth of the matter is though that …I’ve kind of needed to, so here we all are.

But first things first. Good news is I found a job, woohoo! Right? Well, that is yet to be seen. What comes second? Apparently, the unquenchable human obsession of always wanting something more, or, in other words, the fact that we are incapable of being satisfied with what we already have (no matter how good it is). Remember that post about laziness? Well, although now I’m on the opposite spectrum of things, in that I have too many things to do and not enough time to actually do them, I still feel like I’m going to make the same promises to myself; make a self-indulgent list of what I would like accomplished in a given period of time and then inevitably do nothing by that deadline. Another sad cliché, but that’s what we’ve come to, I’m afraid.

Still no point, I know. Let’s start with work ethics and work habits.  We have all at some point experienced and loved ‘loose’ work conditions that allow for early morning doodling, water-cooler chit-chat (as a friend recently warned to be joke-ready for) and semi guilt-free internet surfing. Most people would think all this encourages slacking off and makes for über lack of concentration, drive and ultimately productivity. But they couldn’t be more wrong. It is imprudent….wrong even, to concentrate on work for 8 hours straight without allowing the mind to wander off, take a breather, update its status…if you know what I mean.

I’m all about being productive, I like what I do, but don’t treat me like a moron and warn me that email access is improper use of the internet on company time. My argument is that if I do my job well, if I’m always on time, and if I’m not bothering anyone what’s it to you? Oh and by the way there is no water-cooler, in case you were wondering, so I’d better put my jokes…not to mention my daydreams, in the shredder. Chop, chop, people! Work!Work!Work! (The Boogeyman in this case is a future hobo version of yourself, looking at you from afar, waving with an exotic air of condescension and resentment.)

Either way time will tell! Till then…I’ll write my lists and eat them too :-p

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