July 27, 2006

If I’m working my ass off, why is it still there?

Yes, I’m not up to my usual blogging schedule and haven’t been for quite awhile. It’s this new job. I have never worked harder for more hours…ever. My previous job was very slow. Dull. Depressing. Seriously. I woke up at 8, left the house at 9:15, and made an appearance at my office at 9:30 or so, depending on whether I stopped at Jamba Juice on the way. With nothing to do, most of my day was spent catching up on all my personal business, and maybe attending to the one or two emails or quick jobs that came my way. At 11:30 it was time to leave for lunch, which ended around 1 pm, or so, depending on whether or not I hit DSW for some shoe shopping. I left at 5 on the dot, excited to escape the boredom that was my office and fight the 2 miles of traffic home. Sure I was getting a paycheck for doing nearly nothing, but trust me. It’s not as great as it sounds. I felt useless and unneccessary. What was the point of even showing up?

Now, with my new job, I leave the house at 7:30 in the morning to get to work by 8. Sometimes I get out to have lunch, but usually I grab something company-provided by the cafeteria to bring back to my desk. Five o’clock comes much too soon, so I ignore it and work until 6 or so. And then sometimes I even bring work home to do the stuff I didn’t get around to doing that day in the office.

Sounds pretty crappy, doesn’t it?

I LOVE my job.

I do. I thrive on being busy. I enjoy taking some of the stress off people and allowing them to focus on the important things, like keeping the company in business. One boss keeps me busy enough to fill my every day, but I have 2. Despite how horrific the job sounds, there are moments that make it all worthwhile. Like a visit from this guy, who assumed the role of CEO for a few minutes today.

SJ Sharkie
(Photo courtesy of Krissy.)

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