Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Punching the Clock

That's what I felt like doing to the alarm clock yesterday morning. Today, too, as a matter of fact. I didn't have to go to the office for the past two weeks, and found it quite easy to stay in bed until the sun -- or the neighbor without a muffler on his truck -- woke me up. This week, getting out of bed while it's still dark out just seems inhumane.

Another thing that makes it difficult to get motivated for the workday is the fact that it's now a year since I got promoted to my current position, which coincided with the state adopting a new classification scheme for its employees; as a consequence, I have yet to receive the accompanying salary increase for the job. The economy being what it is, things don't look good for that happening any time soon. The economy being what it is, there aren't other, better-paying jobs to apply for, either.

Anybody need a freelance wench?


  1. A suggestion...you could declare yourself a bank, with defaulted loans, and apply for bailout money. It's a thought.

  2. I have an open wench position. Unfortunately the funding for it got cut along with me.

  3. maybe in 14 days after Barack gets sworn in the economic recovery package will get some force since there is only one president and his force is walking out the door. With that economic package, you may see some light.

  4. jaded, I like the way you think!

    eo, sorry to hear that. I'd be willing to barter, maybe.

    jclouds, I'm not sure that's going to help -- there's not enough recovery to go around to everyone who can use is.

  5. Hmm. I could use a wench. Either an adjustable wench or maybe a new socket wench...


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