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What could be more fun and exciting than working overtime? OK, maybe it’s not fun, but time and a half? Now that’s exciting!

There seems to be this odd allure to working overtime, like you’re going to make a whole bunch of money from all the extra hours you’re putting in. Yet when you finally get that check, it really doesn’t seem to match the effort you put forth, nor does it ever really feel like it compensates you in return for giving up your life.

There’s just something not right about going to work in the dark, going home in the dark and missing the sun completely. Regardless of how much extra money you get an all day work day is just wrong. Also being all alone in a office is just plain weird. It’s like seeing a television set in real life, or standing on the field at your favorite sports team’s arena. You’ve seen it so much, but to actually be there or change the perspective of it makes it almost foreign to you.

Eating all three meals of the day at work is wrong too. Most people probably skip breakfast and I know a lot of people skip lunch as well. Me? I can’t skip any meal, my metabolism won’t allow it. Lunch was specifically design by the slaves of the world to escape their evil overlords, if only for an hour. So missing out on your time honor, much sacrificed for freedom is downright dishonorable.

In the end, you run your body down, you’re tired and still poor and the hierarchy couldn’t care less. They just wanted their work to get done. They don’t care how it happened or what you gave up to make it happen, just that it happened. That’s the worst feeling in the world, to give of yourself and not only be taken for granted, but to be unappreciated.

For those of you fellow overtimers, I have to ask… is it all right to stop bathing and changing clothes if you work more than eighty hours a week?

Egg On!

Ramblin’ Rooster


Written by Ramblin' Rooster

January 8, 2009 at 5:02 am

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