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Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005, 11:19 am
one of those arbitrary things

I've developed an interesting inability to go to sleep before 1 in the morning of late, and with the oddness of the BLS schedule, you wouldn't think that'd be a problem. With a power nap on the train, I'm normally refreshed enough to get my "work" done in the morning.

After half an hour's wait for our FileMaker database that contains the forwarding information to do some turnover, the actual morning's forwarding can usually be taken care of before 9 AM. Which always leaves the question of how to murder the long stretch between then and noon in which there's nothing to do.

Yesterday, it was Buffy. I was watching Buffy on my laptop, at work, and no one cared. LiveJournal is fine. Facebook is fine. AIM Express is fine. In fact, virtually anything is fine.

Except a catnap.

Let's consider the benefits of napping. It refreshes the employee, giving a little more gusto to the attack on the piles of mail to forward. It conserves electricity and bandwidth - while I nap, so does the computer. And it just makes the useless parts of the day go past much faster. Nevertheless, my boss Chris tells me that it's the one thing that would get me fired on the spot if his boss Dave saw me.

Does that make any practical sense at all? It's flimsy, arbitrary, shortsighted things like this that annoy the living daylights out of me. It has already been established that I only do between 2 and 3 hours of work per day, shredding included. It has already been established that HUMS is willing to pay me for doing nothing of any value. It basically makes as much sense as a man hiding himself in a cherry tree by painting his balls red.



Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)

at least your job doesn't involved old ladies in hats screaming. no napping allowed haha.

Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)

Hahaha, yes. But there's no excuse for napping when you're waitressing; I imagine it's kind of exciting. I just don't like it when things happen half-assedly.
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Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)

Oh, I'm not complaining about my job. My job rocks. All I'm saying is that it's a wee bit arbitrary sometimes.

...what exactly constitutes a break for you if you can't stare off into space?
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Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)

It just may be that you're a petite bit paranoid, dear. :P

Sat, Jun. 25th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)

"it's the principle of the manner"

in a way the sailing center was like that. You might have no one around, hardly any boats out, and just sit there playing computer pinball, but as soon as a director comes in (usually c.1 hour late), it's suddenly a problem.

Tue, Jan. 17th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)

Come on Meister