Saturday, 28 February 2015

All the freedom, none of the leisure

    It's nearly 10pm on a Saturday, and I'm working. Drinking cheap-ass Aussie wine as I hit the keyboard, but still working.
    I remember once not so long ago, I used to work in an office. It was full of really clever people who did really cool stuff, and it had acres of flickering fluorescent lighting. Then I moved on and created a small software startup, and set down to enjoy the freedom of a 7-day week as a coder. Better lighting, a far better view and a woodstove, but lousy hours. I oughta complain to my boss.

    You will I hope see my products mentioned here before long. I hope they're worth the wait.

5 comments:

  1. Hard work brings its benefits Jenny. It appears you will be reaping the benefits soon. Best wishes on that. I hope your venture proves successful.

    Shirley Anne x

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  2. Many years ago, a co-worker took a two year sabbatical to start a home renovation business, saying "I want to be my own boss for a change". Hardly ever heard from him, but on one occasion he spoke as you have just done, and told me "Now, everyone is my boss and I can't make any of them happy it seems".
    I hope the act of creation brings some joy Jenny.

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  3. I know they will be worth the wait!!!!!

    But that Aussie wine......cheap wine doesn't necessarily mean bad ass wine. What kind? Color / Nose / Taste???

    Calie

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  4. Cheap or expensive wine, I probably couldn't tell the difference.

    I'm sure the wait will be worth it.

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  5. Last time I worked for someone else I had a part time job as a student in the 70's.
    There are compensations, but the hours are still lousy.

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