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officially i have a 28 hour working week, but i was one of the people who were asked to put in more hours. because this was only supposed to be temporarily, i agreed. however, temporarily is taking forever and there's no end in sight.

when i come home from work, i'm exhausted and i have no time or energy for fun things, including meeting friends, reading, livejournal support, sex.. & no passionproject, not necessarily in that order.. because of this (and one other non work related issue that i can't get off my mind) i've been overstressed.. angry and/or emotional at times.. unavailable for some.. unreasonable and a pain in the butt to others..

i can't just drop everything here and now, and go on a four week vacation or something. i don't even want that. but i can and will make some changes before this situation really gets out of hand. in a moment i'll have lunch somewhere with my boss, and we can talk about reducing my working hours. there's no need to bring it back to 28 hours right away, i just don't want it so close to 50 anymore..

the other issue i mentioned is too complicated to get solved any time soon. it's easier said than done, but i just have to try not to focus on it so much right now. (i know i'm a little vague about it, but i'll probably explain what it's about some other time)

there's a new tv programme that'll start here next week. it's called californication and most likely a lot of you have already been watching it. the channel has been showing this preview for a while now. it goes something like this:

little girl: why is there a naked lady in your bedroom?
david duchovny: you wait right there, okay?
little girl: there's no hair on her vagina. do you think she's okay?
david duchovny: i'll check..

i'm really looking forward to watching that. i think..


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Nov. 9th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
All Work And No Play...
I feel you! I am salary- 40 hrs regular. My workload, and the fact we are understaffed I am putting in 50+ hrs weekly. I am so worthless after work And traffic. I get home, have dinner, watch the news and veg. Come the weekend and I ma trying to cram a ton of things into too little time...

For me, I have been seriously condsidering a career change, or at least moving to a different compay. My heart says go! get out! my Head says stay, you need the security despite the issues...

It does affect your attitude. I know in my personal life I seem to be more aggitated, easily upset, etc. Those close to me have been pointing that out and when I stop to think about it.. I believe it all stems from work.

Whats the name of that show with Duchovny?
Nov. 9th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: All Work And No Play...
Just re-read the entry, mr or miss 1punky4u and you'll see that the name of that show is already mentioned. :p
Nov. 9th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Cutting down on your working hours sounds like a great idea. Creating a better life/work balance is good for you! :p
Nov. 9th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
i've seen ads for the show, but don't have the channel it shows on over here...after the season started, i haven't heard anything about californication since. let me know what you think of it.
and 50 hours a week sounds harsh, i wouldn't blame you. as it is, i'm procrastinating the real world and doing school rather slowly :P
Nov. 9th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
You will enjoy Californication, David Duchovny did a great job in it, and the rest of the cast is equally great!
Nov. 10th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
officially i have a 28 hour working week
Where do I sign up for that?! :) I think stepping it up to 50 is a bit much.

Work can take a lot out of you if you let it.
Nov. 11th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
een korte vakantie is anders helemaal niet zo gek. of gewoon een weekje vrij nemen en thuis blijven om rustig allerlei dingen te doen waar je de laatste tijd niet aan toe bent gekomen.
californication, op welke zender is dat eigenlijk? en wanneer?
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