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The schedule

April 7th, 2011 at 04:59 pm

I worked 9 hours every weekday this week and put in 3 hours on Sunday. So I'll be earning $250 more this week at this hourly job I've got.

I was already working at my computer at 7:15 a.m. By 12:30 pm, I took an hour-and-a-half break for lunch (!) which included a half hour walk, which felt SOOO good and invigorating after sitting all morning. You couldn't do that sort of thing at a normal job, and i really appreciate the ability to work out my own schedule while working from home.

Then I was back at work in the afternoon and wrapped up around 4 pm. I worked outside in the yard, had dinner, and then put in 1 final hour on the job, finally finishing around 7:30 pm.

It's a very stretched out schedule and it extends well beyond the normal 9 to 5, but what's more important to me is feeling like i have a flexible schedule that allows for decent breaks. I hate that "trapped" feeling I get at most jobs where you can't "escape" until a designated hour, and it forces you to conform to someone else's idea of a schedule.

Hate that!

On Wednesday, I asked my boss what day this week was the on-site meeting day. It's usually a Thursday or Friday. He told me he didn't know and would let me know when he found out. Well, he still hasn't told me so I DON'T plan to drive in tomorrow. This would make the second week in a row we've gone without an on-site meeting. Very find by me but I hope he's not expecting me there cus I won't be! Perhaps my boss' boss, the guy who hired me, has noticed how much more productive the writers are when we work at home! the place is not at all set up well as a work space there; it's incredibly dark and poorly lit and 4 or 5 of us all have to sit around a kitchen table-sized table with desktops or laptops. It's distracting when others are talking, and there's certainly no privacy.

Looking forward to getting my next paycheck! I hope they mailed it already!

2 Responses to “The schedule”

  1. Amber Says:

    Way to go on the over time Wink

  2. Jerry Says:

    It's amazing how much more productive the right environment and schedule can lead people to become... there is no reason to sit in a cubicle if there is some insurance that you can accomplish more in the same amount of time in a more comfortable place! You are doing great, congrats...

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