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I'm a drama queen too

jeez.... my job is sucking up every waking moment I have and then some, please someone make it stop. I've got to give a best man's speech on Friday, I haven't even written it yet, and in direct opposition to me fulfilling these obligations, my ever hungry job sucks up every moment I have, making it entirely possible the speech will be a train wreck because I have no time to prepare.

I've taken about 3 days holiday this year and have been diddled out of about a week because 'No, I have you down as taking this, and I won't have made a mistake', despite forwarded email on specific dates saying 'I need this just before you go on holiday' proving the wrongness of this. Any other days required so I don't go completely batshit insane are given grudgingly, and 'If there's a fatal bug, I'm not sure what we'll do, can you access the server remotely?', well how about you stuff the bug up your life-force sucking ass, boss? Jeez if I didn't have to work 15 hours a day at least and most weekends over the last two months maybe I'd have a chance of being a husband to my poor neglected wife. No, obviously BUSINESS has to come in front of any human considerations, doesn't it, you filthy, cash obsessed, lonely fucklord of a boss.

I'm listening to Dolly Parton too, with my left wrist and right hand knuckles feeling like I'm going to get RSI any moment.  jeeeesh. If my hand seized up what would happen then? Probably 'sorry, we need this for tommorows meeting, what do you suggest?' A PUNCH IN THE FACE WITH MY TWITCHING FIST.

Holy shit.
Permalink Cool Dad Needs To Cool Off 
August 23rd, 2005
Working 9 to 5? I FUCKING WISH.
Permalink Cool Dad Needs To Cool Off 
August 23rd, 2005
Presumably this post has also been spam filtered due to my frustrated ravings... ah well, perhaps nobody here can hear me scream apart from the moderators...
Permalink Cool Dad Needs To Cool Off 
August 23rd, 2005
Every one can hear you, but I don't think you asked a question did you? We're just here, listening...
Permalink Rich Rogers 
August 23rd, 2005
In resonse to your specific questions:

"how about you stuff the bug up your life-force sucking ass, boss?"

Very carefully I imagine.

"If my hand seized up what would happen then?"

You'd have to get one of the latex ones I guess, though I hear that springing for silicone is worth the extra.

"'sorry, we need this for tommorows meeting, what do you suggest?'"

A punch in the face with your twisting fist?
Permalink Rich Rogers 
August 23rd, 2005
haha, no you've got a point Rich, I didn't ask a question, thanks for the taking the time anyway, and joining me as I vent my frustrations. I think as Dolly Parton says, I need to be starting over again - the dreams are all shattered, and the whole world cries. Man if I could ever stop working and start living, what a nightmare. Mind you I've just got to pick myself up again and start running.

The money is not worth it, but the mortgage insists, what a waste.
Permalink Cool Dad Needs To Cool Off 
August 23rd, 2005
Push back rather than punch. Who/what's setting your schedule?

And don't stress about the speech - gather the dirt, sift it for gems and fire at close range. Job done.

Your primary responsibility is to be there, sober if possible WITH THE RINGS (and the groom).
Permalink trollop 
August 23rd, 2005
Listen to J J Cale instead of Dolly Parton, even if you don't smoke dope you'll feel relaxed enough.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 23rd, 2005
I'm asked how long something will take, and that's put in the schedule, recently I've been wrong by 100 - 200 percent, so I'm just constantly scrambling for my life. It's more important to my boss that we DELIVER and don't seem weak, whatever havoc is wreaked on my personal life. In the end it's my fault for not being able to plan for shit recently, but I just need to be cut some slack otherwise I will go batshit insane.

You are probably right about the wedding though I want it to go off with class and have it remembered. At this rate I'll be so shattered I'll just stand up there and mumble for 30 seconds and sit down again.

I feel like I'm destroying myself while there would be a peachy life if I could start at 8 and end at 6. (hey what happened to 9 to 5!?), instead of starting at 7am and finishing at midnight, 1am, and having to tell my lovely wife no, sorry, we can't go out for a walk together, no we can't do this, we can't do that, I've got to work. I'm missing out on time with this great woman I'm married to because 'we must DELIVER'. Seriously, the only important thing about delivery is it brings money to some people quicker. Can't they wait and let me live a life? I mean, yeah, I can't plan, but don't take away my life as punishment. :-(
Permalink Cool Dad Needs To Cool Off 
August 23rd, 2005
>even if you don't smoke dope

Simon one day we'll have to try ecstasy together, haha

Had some James Taylor on the other night but after that album went round about 5 times I needed a break...
Permalink Cool Dad Needs To Cool Off 
August 23rd, 2005
I shall pencil in that life affirming event.

Get Front Parlour Ballads by Richard Thompson, its downloadable from EMusic.com.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 23rd, 2005
I think we should, although chances are I'd have to bloody work that day. Will check out your recommendations with the hope that they will give me solace, many thanks.

What are you doing up at 1am anyway?
Permalink Cool Dad Needs To Cool Off 
August 23rd, 2005
About to go to sleep.

Enjoy...
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 23rd, 2005
Wish I was too, sleep well!
Permalink Cool Dad Needs To Cool Off 
August 23rd, 2005
I'm surprised anyone here listends to Richard Thompson. Rumour & Sigh is one of my favourite albums ever. Vincent Black Lightning and Feel So Good are absolutely fantastic songs, but I don't think there's a bad one on the whole album.
Permalink I tell you in earnest I'm a dangerous man 
August 24th, 2005
I like _Mirror Blue_. I saw him live one summer in Toronto.
Permalink Christopher Wells 
August 24th, 2005
> my job is sucking up every waking moment I have and then some, please someone make it stop.

The person who can make it stop (or at least reduce it to something more normal) is probably you.
Permalink Christopher Wells 
August 24th, 2005

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