So while I'm waiting for my late dinner to cook, I'll post a quick blog......
I like my new job and all, but what the fuck! The other day I went to have a
quick lunch (I try to keep lunch under a half hour or less so I can just get my
job done and get home...) over at the local food court. I was sitting there
eating my "assorted meat" wrap with lettuce, diced tomatoes, black olives,
smothered in mayonnaise.... and I realized this is not "it". I can't believe
that this is what life is about... working a job from 8-6, complaining about
meetings and attempting to avoid work. You see, as a consultant, I view work
very differently than your typical Joe Worker. I get paid a very good hourly
wage to work, get the job done, faster and better than the workers they have at
the place I'm working. So every minute of every working hour, I'm making sure my
client is getting their money's worth out of me. The typical day labor people
just treat a job like a place to be for eight hours a day.
So I was sitting at lunch, in the food court, watching all these people that
work eight (or probably six) hours a day, wander through their lives. I decided
I don't really like this day working shit. I think I may need a change of pace,
I don't like working the daily grind. I like the work, just not the routine.
It snowed today. I live in New England, so you expect this in the winter, we
had about 5 inches last night. The driving sucks but almost everyone has a four
wheel drive vehicle (except for the idiot I saw attempting to drive his Porsche
Boxter to work). But, as I expected, almost everyone was out, "because of the
snow." That's bullshit, people are just taking the day off of work. No one works
from home. I do excuse mothers that have kids that have to stay home, that's a
legitimate excuse. But when I look around and see that over half the office is
either out of work or very very late to work I have to wonder where they left
their brains. No one values work anymore. It's hard to work when you know you're
working with a bunch of people that just treat their jobs as a place to sit for
a few hours a day.
Maybe I'll open a brew pub. I'm looking into it. This "work" shit has got me