Sunday

Saturdays are fabulous in every way. Sunday’s, not so much. I don’t knock being able to sleep in for another day, I’m a big fan of that. I’m a big fan of not being at work. But the dread factor for what is coming on Monday, that I’m not a big fan of.

I dreamed that the little ass company (hereforward lac) that I interviewed with two weeks ago called me to tell me that I was going to be hired, of course, because the other people they interviewed just didn’t have the right blend of experience to do the job. My dreaming self was very pleased, but my awake self is rightly convinced this is wishful thinking and that I ought to be a little more realistic about the fact that they haven’t called any of my references. Also: I was rather arrogant through the whole thing. I mean, basically the job is more involved but what I was doing at TxInc with a stronger emphasis on writing and a much better long-term career path.

On the other hand, I am conflicted about it all. I’d be back to commuting for two hours a day with this one and I’m not sure how I feel about that. On one hand, buy yourself a Nano and get on with it, that’s two hours of guarenteed writing time. On the other hand… I like being at home. I don’t know how flexible my working hours are going to be–4 10-hour days would be nice–and I’m not sure how they are going to feel about my rather strongly-confirmed belief that you get paid for 40 hours a week and no more. 40 hours a week at a given salary is one thing. 60 hours a week at the same salary cuts into how much you are getting paid per hour and is in essence a reduction in your pay. Work less, get paid more. Besides, I like to think I have a life outside of work that I am willing to defend. I’ve never been an American with no sense of perspective.

And there are other applications in at other places, places closer to home. LAC could be the opportunity of a lifetime, BAC isn’t tenable in the long-run, but am I willing to run the risk of being in an environment where 60 hour work weeks are expected?

I don’t know. I really have no clue.

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Sunday

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