Friday, October 2, 2009

5 Day Workweeks Suck

They just do. I have come to the realization that people were not meant to work five day workweeks. Think about the amount of work you do each week. Not the hours you spend at work, but the actual amount of work you do. How many of you could accomplish that work in 2-3 days work time? I know I could. Sure there are weeks when you're insanely busy, but then there are weeks when you sit around watching hulu all day long.
Yesterday a girl in my office and I were chatting about her lawyer friend. This friend puts in 100 hours a week at her law firm. She banks about 120K a year. If you divide this out hourly, this girl makes about $23 an hour. For a normal 40 hour work week $23 an hour comes to about 50K a year. Kinda makes you think.
I don't want anyone to say that I'm disparaging lawyers. I have my own lawyer friend who works insane hours, but I also have lawyer friends who don't have jobs. In this economy if you have a job you need to work the extra hours to prove you belong there, versus the other unemployed people who would love to have your job. However, I've come more and more to the conclusion that I don't want to work at something that I hate doing.
While I don't exactly hate my job (at least not the way I hated LI) I still don't think it's the job for me. I'm not the kind of person who can sit behind a desk for 8 hours a day. It's starting to make me very unhappy. I'm taking drastic steps to make my life exactly what I want it to be. I'm helping to plan more events here and there, and I'm looking into part time gigs where I can build a portfolio and make contacts. Okay, enough of my rambling for now.


How many of you know Microsoft suite? Like not just know how to open it and do the basic things, but how to really use it? Can you create formulas in Excel? Can you add media effects to a PowerPoint? Can you create a database in Access?
I can do all of these things. I never thought much of it till I went to college and others had no idea how to do these things. Then when I started work here I found people always calling my desk to ask me questions, Excel questions in particular. I learned these things in high school. I remember them being drilled into my head, we took a computer class entirely devoted to Microsoft. I never realized how cutting edge the high school was until I got out in the "real world". I just find it interesting.


Sarah dropped off my car last night. I am super excited to have wheels again. I think I wanna name my new car. Any suggestions?


Anyone wanna see Whip It this weekend?

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