Six in Five


“We who win work weekends.” It’s the one quote I remember from Susan Downey speaking at my commencement two years ago. Well, I’m winning alright, then: my boss called me into her office today to ask if I can come into the office over the weekend to enter data from the first quarter into the system. So technically, it’s work that has already been done once before. It’s the payroll equivalent of rewrites.

If I were the one giving a commencement speech, my advice would be a lot more prosaic: “Build up a tolerance to tedium” I would say. “Most people can’t handle it, and it’s an easy way to make money. And it’s an infinitely renewable resource. Second only to stupidity.”

I’m an excellent motivational speaker.

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~ by Gwydhar Gebien on April 19, 2018.

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