Working 9-5

I love my job, I really do, but from time to time I really envy those people who have a job that is just and 8-5. I mean I would probably go crazy, but there are times when I think it would be cool to stick a rivet in a hole for 8 hours and then come home and not think about work again until the next day.

Of course that only happens on weeks like this when it seems like I am working 12 hour days just to get everything done and I have meetings on top of meetings (I bounced between 2 different meetings tonight). But sometimes I wish I had a real day job and not this all consuming calling.

Alright that isn’t true. If I wasn’t getting paid to do this I would be doing it for free and working another job to pay the rent. Working with students is my passion and even though I forget sometimes it is God’s great gift to me that I get to do this as my profession.  

2 thoughts on “Working 9-5

  • March 16, 2006 at 6:02 PM


    FWIW, and OCTAOE, but I don’t think anyone has an 8-5 job anymore. Everyone I know goes in early, stays late, and takes work home with them, and then they still don’t feel like they are ahead of the game.

  • March 16, 2006 at 6:09 PM

    Meredith works her job 8-5 (and sometimes less) she has work to do outside of normal hours less than 5 times a week. Of course I then make her work like a dog to help me with my job so she she doesn’t really get to enjoy it.


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